Love That Milkweed

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Love That Milkweed

Kristy A. Keene July 09, 2011

Stunning Macro! Bravo!

Michele Peterson level-classic July 09, 2011

Amazing... simply amazing! :-) #9519182

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic July 09, 2011

Wow...that's incredible! #9519192

Donna McMillan July 09, 2011

Incredible macro! #9519217

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 09, 2011

Wonderful close-up details, light and color, Mike. Your macro rig is working great!!!

UB. #9519229

Marcie A. Fowler July 10, 2011

Amazing details in this ultra close up. Very well done. #9519508

Joy Rector July 10, 2011

wow,awesome #9519549

Freddy Bland July 10, 2011

Totally amazing capture, Mike!! Outstanding!! #9519883

Julie Burnett July 10, 2011

A stunning macro, Mike!! #9519908

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 10, 2011

Fantastic light and details, Mike. Amazing photo. #9520005

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 10, 2011

Incredible. Very well done, Mike. #9520135

Mitch Spence level-classic July 10, 2011

My goodness your macro work is impressive, Mike. I'm certainly impressed. #9520384

Liz blahh July 10, 2011

Excellent macro! #9520444

Robert Jensen July 10, 2011

great macro shot #9521280

Cliff & Patti Smith July 12, 2011

One gorgeous macro Mike! I hope to see this one again! #9525367

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 13, 2011

Wow! #9528690

Michael Umbreit July 14, 2011

Thanks so much! My power have been out for the past couple of days. I am still trying to catch-up. :-) #9530886

Anita Hogue July 15, 2011

WOW, Mike this is soooooo outstanding. Awesome details and so close.
What do you use to get this close with all this clarity. I use the 5D Mark !!, Canon 180mm macro lens but when I add my kenko extension tubes I seem to loose lots of clarity.

Bet we for sure see this awesome capture again! #9532421

Michael Umbreit July 16, 2011

Anita - Thanks! I am using a Canon 7D with a 100mm EF 1:2.8 USM lens. I have pieced together a flash setup that has greatly improved my percentage of keepers. I will attempt to attach a few shots of the rig I am using. - Mike #9534130

Anita Hogue July 19, 2011

Thanks so much for sharing this, Mike! You certainly have some fabulous macros! #9540351

Anita Hogue July 19, 2011

My flash is not the exact as yours but similar. Is that a softbox diffuser on the flash? I went to B&H but couldn't find all those parts. #9540385

Michael Umbreit July 22, 2011

Anita - Thanks! I hope the information I sent you helps out! - Mike #9547756

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe July 23, 2011

This is awesome....I hope the ring flash will work this well since I just purchased it! Now I need to get out and try it. Thanks for showing your set up. #9549372

Michael Umbreit July 24, 2011

Linda - Thanks...and you are welcome. I was going to order a ring flash but decided to try building something first. I already had some of the parts so it wasn't as costly. I have never used a ring flash so I would be interested in seeing how well your setup works. - Mike #9550778

Bill T. Pehrson July 24, 2011

Hi Mike Wow! I'm glad I came and looked at your recent Macro photos. Dynamite! I like your set up. Would love to get together with you and have you teach me some things. Ypu are an inspiration -- just the sort of kick in the pants I needed to get back and get active again on this Better Photo website. Thanks again. I value your friendship. Bill #9552325

Michael Umbreit July 25, 2011

Bill - Thanks! I am looking forward to seeing your new work! We will have to meet out at the arb sometime soon. - Mike #9553945

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 26, 2011

Absolutely AMAZING macro work in your gallery, Mike!!!
Outstanding light, color, clarity, and DETAILS!
Thoroughly impressed,
Lisa~♥~ #9556236

Michael Umbreit July 26, 2011

Lisa - Thanks so much!! - Mike #9556558

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 29, 2011

Fabulous work and info, Mike!! Very big WOW! #9567722

Michael Umbreit July 31, 2011

Ellen - Thanks again!! - Mike #9572163

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Again, Wow! Congratulations on this DYNAMITE finalist! #9809129

Cheryl Winn November 16, 2011

Awesome shot Mike! Thanks so much for including so much info. Very inspiring. #9809470

Liz blahh November 16, 2011

Congrats on your finalist! #9809767

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 16, 2011

Cool macro Mike... congrats. #9811527

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 17, 2011

a wonderful finalist, congratulations!!! #9811834

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Congratulations on a stunning capture & the FINALIST.....I think we'll see this one again in gold....beautiful! And thank you for sharing your information above...much appreciated! =^..^= #9812931

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 17, 2011

AMAZING.Congratulations & good luck, Mike! #9813004

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Huge congrats and best luck, Mike!! #9813045

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 17, 2011

Wowza! I am impressed!!

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist Mike! I love this..

jo ann c. #9813673

Michele Peterson level-classic November 17, 2011

I still love this, and am happy to see the finalist badge under it! Congratulations, Mike!! #9815616

Michael Umbreit November 18, 2011

Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments!!! - Mike #9817051

David M. Montero November 18, 2011

Awesome macro. Congratulations on your Finalist selection Mike! I'm really dissappointed it didn't get the gold. #9817942

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 19, 2011

Shouldn't have needed a resub to get to Finalist and should have gone on -- such a terrific job, Mike! Beautiful work. congratulations. #9818457

Michael Umbreit November 20, 2011

Thanks Dave and Nikki! - Mike #9820384

Merna L. Nobile December 01, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Michael Umbreit December 13, 2011

Thanks! #9863783

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Exif: F Number: 25, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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