Supermacro

My camera started to die a few weeks ago, I could hear the focusing mechanism straining and the majority of photos were blurred, even more than I usually get trying to focus on soft fibres :)  So, a lot of my time has been taken up with a photography backlog, taking photos, retaking them as I work out my new camera settings, checking and editing photos, and getting distracted a lot with the Supermacro setting! It is so cool, it can see things I can’t see with the naked eye, tiny fibres on fingerprints, tiny cobwebs in the holes of volcanic rock, eyelash roots…. Oh, and the weave of fabrics or a dark guard hair on a piece of white felt, even tiny strands of fibre on the individual threads of a fabric :)

I thought I’d share a few of the fabric and fibre photos I’ve taken recently, I’ll upload them to flickr aswell in case you’d like to click on the full size images to see in even more detail. This first photo is cotton gauze and a chiffon scarf felted with merino prefelt.

This is a photo of just the cotton gauze and blue chiffon.

This is part of a pattern on printed cotton, it is about 55mm wide.

This is a synthetic fabric nuno felted, and some organza at the bottom of the photo.

This is one small piece of organza, aproximately 25 mm top to bottom.

 This is one piece of silk paper aproximately 25mm wide. It is taken from this piece of felt, I’ve added a note to show which square it is.

This is nuno felted silk.

This is Bamboo and Teeswater.

This last piece is blue nuno felted fabric.

I hope you enjoyed the photos, I love seeing the detail and texture of fibres, so I’d love to see your photos if you have any to share.

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10 Responses to Supermacro

  1. I like the last one best. seeing the nuno close at that angle is great.

  2. Wow! Love all the texture and movements.
    I don’t even know if I have macro, less alone finding it on my camera! Must admit that picture taking isn’t my preferred activity!

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Fleur :)
      I never used the macro setting on my previous one but the settings on the new one work well.

  3. ruthlane says:

    Wonderful photos! It looks like you’re enjoying your new camera. I love to see textures up close.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Ruth :)
      I’m enjoying some parts of it, taking photos of about 15 pieces on 4 different backgrounds with various angles can get a bit tiring though. Luckily the Olympics is on while I’m editing :)

  4. Lyn says:

    Wonderful photos Zed. What kind of camera is it?

  5. jane dolan says:

    Fantastic photos Zed, looks like you are really getting the hang of it.

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