Macro Monday – Cheating?

How do we define the content we use for Irene’s Sunshine Macro Monday posts? Getting as close as possible to the target? Using camera settings or lens adjustments to effect closeness? You tell me. So, that’s my dilemma today. I own a very manky* 300mm lens, which I hardly use. I had it fitted while trying to get amongst the seagulls… to get closer to their squabbles, as illustrated by yesterday’s post.

The above mentioned lens has a macro setting, so does my camera. At some point I kicked one of the empty shells into the water… no, it’s not pollution. That got me thinking, suggesting that I try capturing the moment the shell hits the water. The lens was set to macro… and the result seem to suggest I got close to the action. However… you’ll have to let me know if the photo qualifies for the challenge… or am I cheating?

PS – I’ll place the ping-back link as soon as Irene does today’s challenge post… done!

PPS – We enter the last month of the year… where did it go?

PPPS – At one point I toyed with the name – dimples?

PPPPS – Happy Monday…

* Manky… a juicy word used here in Ireland – to signify:

broken/ useless/ not working well/ less favoured/ on its last legs…/ stuffed/ whatever… 

Happy Monday… OH, I’ve said that already…

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13 Responses to Macro Monday – Cheating?

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  2. bushboy says:

    Manky is such a wonderful word I’ve not used in years 🙂

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  3. Irene says:

    No, no, no! You are definitely not cheating for the Sunshine’s Macro Monday challenge. For me, the love of close-up photography started with using a 75-300 zoom refurbished lens. I soon realized how much fun it is to get as close as possible (whether physically standing close or using a long lens) and capturing details that cannot be seen from a distance. My much-loved macro lens showed up under the Christmas tree some time after that.

    I sincerely believe that using whatever you have and trying to make it work for whatever result you are attempting is part of what makes a person a better photographer. If eventually you want and are able to get the equipment to make things a bit more doable, as in a macro lens, then go for it. I have seen one too many photographers just get more lenses or more expensive cameras without knowing how really knowing how to use and get the most out of whatever they already have. The end result is that usually none of their expensive stuff gets used to its fullest potential.

    So use whatever you have now and have fun learning! 😁

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    • aj vosse says:

      You know… I should come visit that Christmas tree of yours… may Santi accidently throws a lens (or a few) down there for me too!! 🤣🤣
      Yep… it’s really how one “sees” the shot that matters most… but, it is great to have good equipment! Happy snapping… and happy challenging us! It sure is working!😃😃
      PS – I have a “Tongue in Cheek” tag… when you spot that you know I’m not being too serious!! 😈😈

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  4. HesterLeyNel says:

    Ek het geen idee hoe ‘n mens dit doen nie (ek gebruik ‘n idiot proof mik-en-druk), maar hierdie is ‘n fassinerende foto. Die water lyk soos plastiek wat gesmelt het.


    • aj vosse says:

      Mik en druk… ja, ek verlang so elke nou en dan na daai dae… to my kamera in my sak hepas het! Die blog het begin met daai kamera se fotos! 😉 Mmmm… ja, ek sien die gesmelte plastiek! 👍😃

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  5. perdebytjie says:

    Baie interessante foto!

    Liked by 1 person

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