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I found myself at the Bronx Botanical Gardens without a Macro lens - I did have a 25mm 1.4 Pan/Leica - it covered the situation quite well I thought.




  E-M1     LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4 lens    25mm    f/4.5    1/60s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  E-M1     LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4 lens    25mm    f/1.8    1/320s    250 ISO    +0.3 EV  






  E-M1     LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4 lens    25mm    f/7.1    1/320s    250 ISO    +0.3 EV  






  E-M1     LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4 lens    25mm    f/1.4    1/125s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 27, 2014 at 03:07 PM
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p.80 #2 · p.80 #2 · Alt Flowers


National Botanic Gardens, Dublin






e-pl5 ZD35mm macro



Mar 27, 2014 at 04:50 PM
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Olympus E-PL1 and m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8



Mar 29, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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p.80 #4 · p.80 #4 · Alt Flowers


zf.2 50mm







Mar 29, 2014 at 05:25 PM
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p.80 #5 · p.80 #5 · Alt Flowers


from my backyard



















Mar 29, 2014 at 06:07 PM
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Zeiss 85P and tube

Nikkor 135 f2 Ai-s and tube



Mar 30, 2014 at 08:14 AM
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p.80 #7 · p.80 #7 · Alt Flowers


How about some non-macro flowers:

Last year, at Table Mountain, California. Nikkor AI-S 28mm f/2.8, NEX 5N


Last weekend, at Santa Teresa County Park, San Jose, California. Minolta MD 35-70mm f/3.5 Macro, Sony A7



Apr 01, 2014 at 02:14 AM
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p.80 #8 · p.80 #8 · Alt Flowers


Some flower shots in between mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Thank goodness for a break in the weather.

A7 w/ Zeiss 50mm Makro-Planar ZE








Apr 01, 2014 at 09:05 AM
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Apr 02, 2014 at 02:41 PM
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bobbytan wrote:
I have posted this image elsewhere but I think it belongs here too.

great photo! were you using tubes or anything?



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p.80 #11 · p.80 #11 · Alt Flowers


First and last images are great because of the soft background.

eno789 wrote:
Spring Wildflower

Vivitar Series 1 90-180mm f/4.5 Flat Field Zoom, NEX 5N




Apr 03, 2014 at 12:43 AM
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trueimage wrote:
great photo! were you using tubes or anything?


No, no extension tubes or other attachments.



Apr 03, 2014 at 12:44 AM
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p.80 #13 · p.80 #13 · Alt Flowers


One more with the Nocticron.




  E-M1    LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5/F1.2 lens    43mm    f/1.2    1/4000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 03, 2014 at 12:51 AM
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p.80 #14 · p.80 #14 · Alt Flowers



e-pl5 Lumix 14-45



Apr 03, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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Here are two recent shots with the Sony A7r with a Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 version 1 with the close focus adapter:



Wildflowers, The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, Sony Alpha A7r and Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 Version 1 with close focus adapter by John Truong Pictures, on Flickr



Wildflowers, The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, Sony Alpha A7r and Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 Version 1 with close focus adapter by John Truong Pictures, on Flickr

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Apr 03, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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p.80 #16 · p.80 #16 · Alt Flowers


Very interesting processing John, care to share? I like the look a lot and the images are very nice as well.


Apr 03, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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First spring outing with the Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 (some contrast added in post):

Tiny blue by scepticswe, on Flickr



Apr 04, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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DF+zf.2 50mm + tube







Apr 05, 2014 at 01:38 AM
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John those two are amazing. Some tips on processing would be appreciated.


Apr 05, 2014 at 01:55 AM
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MagicNikon wrote:
John those two are amazing. Some tips on processing would be appreciated.


kwoodard wrote:
Very interesting processing John, care to share? I like the look a lot and the images are very nice as well.



Thanks. I get asked that quite a bit, and the answer is not a simple filter to tutorial or a step by step guide. Most of my friends want a quick "right-brained" answer, and it is not that simple. Each processing is specific to the image taken, and I kind of look at that image, ask myself what I want to do or say with it, and visual problem solve it to obtain the look I want in my head. I could actually write a few pages on this and it would not cover everything. In other words, there are times I kind of invent along-the-way of how I process just for that specific pic. Feel free to look at my flickr stream, and maybe you can get an idea of what i mean.

I can give you guys a few tips, though. Obviously, I shoot in RAW. All the images are processed in Lightroom.

I have a background and BFA in art - specifically painting and drawing. So when I process a RAW, I treat it like a painting. When processing - I am mostly dealing the the issues of color - specifically HUE SATURATION and VALUE (HSV). Things like composition, shapes, forms, and light direction etc are already locked in the shot already, and one generally cannot change those aspects in Lightroom.

If you break down all those sliders in Lightroom under the develop module (which I live 99% of the time), they can pretty much be categorized under these HSV components. I believe lightroom calls value LUMINANCE, and they are synonymous.

So basically, I think in terms of HSV (like a painter) and process the RAW with those color components in mind. I make very heavy use of brushes. If you just use the sliders you are GLOBALLY adjusting HSV and you will not get far. Almost all of my images have at least 10 brushes, and in the case of these flowers I think it is about 30-40. It gets to the point where I can actually bring my PC to its knees while stacking that many brushes (and i have an overclocked quad core @ 5ghz with an intel 510 SSD with 32gb of RAM)

Depending on the quality of the RAW, you can actually "break" it by making it posterize with too many brushes. I am seeing this a lot with the Sony A7r and not with the Nikon D800E.

I highly highly recommend taking a course in color theory and understanding color. Color is relative (meaning you can make colors warmer or color or make them appear different by using adjacent colors).

Anyway, hope this helps. Like I said, it is not a simple step by step tutorial per se. There is a lot more than can be said here. The whole process is very organic.

One more tip - think opposing colors. I almost always make use of complimentary colors in all my shots. They don't have to be direct compliments. If you look at these two, they are yellow and blue for the first image and purple and green for the second.




Apr 05, 2014 at 07:55 AM
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