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JCOOK3
 
JCOOK3 November 09, 2015
Great macro shot
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita November 10, 2015
beautiful light, clarity and tones
marilenavaccarini
 
marilenavaccarini November 13, 2015
great macro
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 November 17, 2015
Great shot!
Coveboy53 PRO
 
Coveboy53 December 06, 2015
so sharp it looks like glass, well taken and composeed
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen December 08, 2015
Lovely shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
=== Please excuse my English as it is my second language ===== This photo was taken at a bushveld lodge in South-Africa (The Waterberg Game Park). I just love nature and everything about it, even the bugs and the dust. We are very fortunate to live in South-Africa as we have nature on our doorstep the whole time.
Time
I love photos with detail and the only time you can truly see a object is if you take a macro photo of it. We (my husband, daughter and I) usually get up before sunset and then walk to a spot where we think the photo oppertunities will be the best. This photo was taken on our way back to the lodge . It was very cold, being winter, and still very early in morning before the sun could melt the dew drops from the previous night. I had to get on my knees and elbows to get to this angle.
Lighting
Get up early in the morning. The light is just pristine. And worth the effort every time.
Equipment
This was shot with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V. I know, not a real camera and I am not a real photographer ;-) but I just adore my camera. I have since upgraded to the HX400V and is now more in love than ever. The beauty of the camera is that you can switch from landscapes to macros in a milli-second. My husband has a Nikon and is forever changing lenses. I just frame and shoot.
Inspiration
I am forever taking photos. I am always trying to find a photo everywhere.
Editing
On this photo I only cropped it a little bit.
In my camera bag
My camera being a point-and-shoot digital camera doesn't need a lot of gadgets. I do have a couple of filters and then extra memory cards and battery chargers.
Feedback
Don't be afraid to sit on your bum or lie on your stomach to take a photo. Try every angle and don't be afraid to experiment. It doesn't cost you any money to develop a photo so take as many as you can. You can easily delete the ones that doesn't work but you can never go back and take the same photo twice.

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