Shot this using Allan's 100L macro (since I had loaned my 100 macro to Kane), with a full set of extension tubes on it, while leaning out over a pond (Allan steadying my foot so I didn't topple over).

Turned out ok all things considered.

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  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Nice David,loads of detail n the eyes! Love the background too
  • Lockie Cooke said:
    Great shot David. Love the composition & bokeh is fantastic. Kane + macro.... what the ?
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/philrettke] Well one of the eyes anyway, the right one is off.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/45912900@N06] Yeah, Kane gave macro a go with a real macro lens (only his second time).
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Yes, wonderful composition and clarity David.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_topor] Thanks Rodney. If I did more macro, I might invest in some extension tubes, but it's just not a field I've really ever gotten into in a big way.
  • Austscapes.com said:
    great shot David, i'm lovin my 100mm macro, haven't got to tubes though, soon i'm thinking
  • Jturnbuz said:
    Nice! Love the colour contrast
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/13945865@N00] I don't use mine much, but when I need it, it's there and performs admirably (even if this shot was with the L series version and not mine). ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/60475681@N04] Thanks!
  • bradchiplin said:
    I'd be stoked with a shot like this. I'm not usually a big fan of macro shots from above the critter...but this really works.
  • maSnap said:
    I love the tight crop and the colours and strips really adds interest
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I think it just winked at me
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Beautiful. the colours are nice and vibrant. I think with where you live, you should probably be shooting a lot of macro.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradchiplin] Yeah the view from directly above isn't something I'd usually attempt either, but it seems to have worked here.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samuelsharpe] Pretty much all about the colours in this one. That shocking blue really stood out on the day, so I wanted to capture it.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdell] ;-) hehehe
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/allan_nielsen] Well while there is a lot of material out here, I'm more interested in the feathered and furred things rather than the tiny things most of the time.
  • Simple Monkey said:
    nice colors.