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Macro portfolio: Your photos

Six super macro shots from AIRC readers

Your turn

The AIRC's readers are fantastic macro photographers! A while ago we asked you to submit your best macro shots and our email in-box was flooded with your work. We were surprised at how many of them were taken with compact digital cameras instead of DSLRs with Macro lenses!

Here are our favorites.

Adam Shorr of Gilroy, California photographed this critter with his Canon PowerShot A610, a compact digital camera. "The curve of the leaf beneath the ladybug larvae is my hand propping it up," Adam, who describes himself as a serious enthusiast, tells us. Exposure was f/2.8 at 1/159 sec, with the lens set at 7mm. Visit Adam's web site for more shots.

Janice Vashaw noticed this water droplet-infused rose in Portland, Oregon right after a thunderstorm, and had to get a picture. She set her Nikon Coolpix L4 to Macro mode, and got this dramatic macro shot. "I forgot to turn the flash off but I was pleased with how the shot turned out," says Janice.

Javier Diaz of Santiago, Chile, photographed this pine tree twig after a rainy night with his Canon XT, equipped with a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. He set the ISO to 200 and shot at 1/180 sec under natural light.

Ricardo L. Quiroga of Corpus Christi, Texas, is our sole film SLR entry. He photographed these cactus pears with his Nikon F100 loaded with Fujifilm Provia 100 film and equipped with a 70-210mm f/4-5.6 D Nikkor lens and Nikon 6T close-up filter, and mounted on a Manfrotto 1021 tripod.

Gina Genis of Idyllwild, California, took this beautiful macro image of a deck railing reflected in rain drops on a leopard lily. Unfortunately her email address didn't work, so we were unable to get the background info on this shot. Gina, if you're out there, email us!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana resident Curry Perkins photographed this purple rose up close and personal (yes, that's it's real color), camera unknown. Visit his web site for more photos

Mason Resnick is the Editor-in-Chief of the AIRC - Adorama Imaging Resource Center. You can email him at

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