Macro Monday! Show that zoomed-in detail shot on Monday

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Cool thread! Nice photo's guys! One of my hobbies is photography. It was my major in college, although I never made a career out of it, and my equipment is now way outdated I'll play! This makes me want to buy a macro lens for my 'old' DSLR again after selling mine years ago. I decided I'd shoot my daily bike for this Monday. I have a truck and a '60s style Harley Davidson chopper, but I have ridden this bike AT LEAST to and from work every day for the past year after making a promise to myself to ride every day. It doesn't quite fit here on these forums, but is by far the nicest bicycle I've ever built. I wouldn't consider all of these 'macro' but close up:

Custom NJS Sugino 75 crankset:


Custom stem plate filler:




The nicest saddle my butt has ever felt, found it NOS in original box for 1/3 the price they sell for online:


My super duper magical speed enhancing saddle charm plush:


And last, a rear shot, H+son rim, double butted DT swiss spokes, pink nips, gator skins tire, and oil slick kmc chain:


It's dirty and gets ridden hard every day, but unlike most of the idiots riding track bikes on the street I do weekly maintenance and she gets a bath every now and then! NO its not a 'fixie'... as me and my few bike friends say, ''we kill fixie foo's''. Meaning we out-ride them without much effort.

Oooookay spam over ;)

I might have gotten carried away.
 
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I think there should have been some sort of restriction / requirements for this thread. Posting a low quality highly distorted cell phone pic is just annoying? 'zooming' in / 'cropping' a picture doesn't make it macro.
 
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Since a portion of us are sub-amateur photographers (personally, I'm hyposub-amateur :grin:)...that's about as macro as it gets.
I'm not even a sub-amateur. I only know how to power on/off, turn of the flash, switch to "macro" option & download photos... The other nobs and switches are some kind of weird voodoo magic to me.
 
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In a world saturated with crappy camera dumb-phones, you aren't going to get much cooperation here if you want really clear macros. Some people have a macro lens or a good camera, but not all. It's the way it is.
My very inexpensive and affordable-to-everyone-camera is a Canon Digital Elph SD1200is. A hi-def and useful electronic tool with 1080p video and auto or manual everything...a very cool, small package mind-blower.
These are easily sourced on ebay for around $25 to $45 used, the price of a good meal somewhere. I have never understood why anyone would post blurry images myself, but that's just me. I don't have a dumb-phone.
 
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I think by definition it means the image of the subject is larger than the subject itself. In the digital age, I don't think the method of how you get there is important.
But I wouldn't let the efforts of other amateurs annoy me, especially on a relaxed site on the backroads of the interwebs. If someone is interested enough to post, I can take a moment to look. It's not as though an imperfect picture here is going to interrupt my super important web-browsing time.
 
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BTW, is talking about what makes a Macro shot comparable to talking about what constitutes a ratrod bike?:39:
You're too right, and this isn't a lame-o photography forum, its all about BIKES! I was in an ornery mood last night ;)
I do enjoy all the photo's posted in this and all other threads! Accept for those darn ones that are posted upside down and make my neck hurt hahaha.
 
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In terms of mediocre macro photo's being explained away(again)::::13: If you can't or are unable to take a macro photo and share it proudly, then just don't do it! Simple. This IS a photo thread, so if you have what you know is a macro shot that you are proud of, then by all means post it. Can we all try to improve our skills a bit or just continue to explain them away?:39:
This is not rocket science. A blurry, landscape-style photo or a pic of your entire shop or side shot of a Chinese bike is NOT a macro image. :acute:
I look for clarity and detail in Macro photos and suggest the same for others who want to contribute to this thread.
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