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    • Please post your best Macro shots of the day: flowers, bugs, insects, rocks, etc. Where did you take this shot and is there a story behind it? What camera and settings did you use?

      I took this photo in late spring of last year. These are called "California Poppies" as @Denise helped me identify them last year. What I love about this image is the contrast between the large golden poppy and a tiny white wildflowers all around. Does anyone know what these tiny flowers are?

      Camera: Sony A7s

      Lens: FE 35 f1.4

      Settings: f2.5, 1/100, ISO 640

    • Since @Vilen started us out with a California poppy I'll continue today's photos with a different variety of poppy. This one was captured at the Smith College Spring Bulb Show of 2019.

      Fuji X-T2, XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR, 135 mm, f/5.6

    • Pretty nice result, considering. I've sometimes thought of getting a Go Pro for underwater, but... not really sure I really want to invest in time and effort in underwater photography when I already only dive one week per year at best.

    • That is an awesome city scan and I love the black borders! In my eyes, the black borders are your signature style.

      P.S. This photo would look better in the Photo of the Week conversation rather than Macro of the Day 😉.

    • Why not get a simple underwater housing to suit a cheap camera.

      If you have a point and shoot compact camera there is probably one available.

      I have had a few very expensive underwater systems with lights and unless you are a pro and making a living from your pics they are a PITA, usually big so hard to hold steady in a current or swell.

      I've flooded many 1000's of dollars worth of equipment 🤯

      I also lost 1000's of negatives and pics living in the tropics, a simple digital camera in a housing that can fit in your BC pocket is no trouble at all.

      Get up close and shoot on auto and you can get great shots.

      Even in open water at a distance you can still capture memories they may not be the best shots but they will bring back memories of a great dive or lucky encounter.

      Most of the large pelagic species are either far away or deep or fast moving so hard to get a good shot, unless you are diving on a cleaning station or lucky.

      For a few dives per year you can do it cheaply and have a lot of fun.

    • @Vilen Oh yes, my mistake- that's where I thought I was posting! Feel free to move it (or should I delete and repost?)

      @RussP I don't have a point and shoot. I did buy one, partly because I was tired of carrying the kit at one time, and partly to so my wife could also shoot. But we came home from an outing and I watched her toss the camera on the couch in the living room, then bounce up into the air and onto the floor. That pretty much killed it, and now we both have phones, so I never bought another.

      The GoPros are really not that expensive, and don't need a housing - so I'd probably go that route. I have to admit I wished I had one when diving in Newfoundland in the whales graveyard.

    • Wow. Just wow.

      What an amazing superposition! Love the contrast of a tiny, fragile flower with pillars of rock at least a few millions years old.