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photoblog image Macro: Tree Bark

Macro: Tree Bark

This is quite a fun shot and one of the first up-close macro shots I've taken with my Olympus E-330. What you are looking at here is lichen growth on the bark of a very old maple tree. Toronto, Canada. Photographed May 15, 2006.

Photoshop tweaks: levels, selective colour (removed a large amount of yellow and boosted the green). I also had to clone out a small spider's web that I thought distracted the eye from the focal point.

Macro: Tree Bark

This is quite a fun shot and one of the first up-close macro shots I've taken with my Olympus E-330. What you are looking at here is lichen growth on the bark of a very old maple tree. Toronto, Canada. Photographed May 15, 2006.

Photoshop tweaks: levels, selective colour (removed a large amount of yellow and boosted the green). I also had to clone out a small spider's web that I thought distracted the eye from the focal point.

comments (3)

  • Reza
  • United States
  • 17 May 2006, 02:12
I'm not sure about this one.

I love the color, but I hate how the focus shows only blurred details.
I love macro's but SUPER crisp macros like someone has here on this community. But the detail you ahve captured is very nice and has good contrast.

If you were to try to use a f/8.0 or even f/22, there would be more detail, but you might wanna jack up the ISO a little or whatever. But then again, point and shoots show noise and purple fringing at 200+ ISO.
Iain Myrans: Hi Reza,
Thanks for the comments as always. I do have a few of this shot at a smaller apature but this was my favourite since the narrow depth of field made the indentations in the bark appear much deeper. The other images (even at f/5.6) seemed too flat and much less interesting.

The e-330 is a DSLR smile
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 17 May 2006, 05:06
is that the E-Volt i heard about or something. I could always pop it in google...but too lazy now smile
Iain Myrans: Yep the evolt e-330 (in many markets olympus has not used the term evolt before the e-330 and it never appears in the EXIF data). One neat feature it has is apature preview in the LCD viewer which means it amplifies the brightness (while normally in the eye piece it gets darker and darker and harder to see the shot as you close the apature). I rarely use the live view but it is helpful at times. Overall it's a really nice camera though smile
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 May 2006, 16:45
DOF seems all over the place... but I like the shot smile
Good one.
Suby

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camera Olympus E-330
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/125s
aperture f/2.2
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 50.0mm
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