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Journal Entry: Mon May 10, 2010, 7:02 AM




 

Occasionally somebody asks for something - and sometimes more people are interested in the same topic, so I decided to share one of them with you all ;)




:O_o: Canon 50mm/1.8 lenses & macro/close-up?

I have a question, that canon 50mm 1.8 lens you use, how close can you get to the subject? I like to take a lot of macro (not super close) photographs and wanted to get this lens, but was unsure of how close you could get the photo to be.


Also, I noticed one of your photos said you had the lens reversed? What does that do? And..if it makes the lens more macro, it would be cool if you could let me know what thats all about.



You are right, the EF 50mm/1.8 are great lenses - pretty cheap, but high quality. Unfortunatelly, the lens itself is not constructed for macro, not even for close-up photography - the minimum focus distance is 1.5' (0.45m), which is too much.



Nevertheless, as you have said, it's ideal for the reverse lenses method. You can read something about it here: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…



If you use just this one lens reversed, you'll get 1:2 magnification, I think. But if you'll use another 50mm lenses (first one connected to camera as normal, another one reversed in front of the first one), you'll get 1:1! ;)



You can buy the reversion rings and reductions all over the internet pretty cheap, or you can make them yourself from some old filters and lens caps.



You should be beware of dust, which can get into your camera quite easily :(



Also, you can buy some extension rings and you'll get the same, maybe even bigger magnification. I've bought them myself for few bucks about month ago (and I' desperatelly waiting for spring ;)).



No matter what you'll decide to try, I guess you'll think of buying some macro flash too. I do too ;)





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  • Listening to: still waiting for new Korn album o_O
  • Reading: Theory Of Law II.
  • Watching: news

Second DD

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 17, 2010, 10:16 AM



:blush:

  

Today I turned on my computer, logged to dA and I was shocked, because my message center was flooded with like hundreds of comments/:+fav:s/:+devwatch:s.


  

Most of them belong to one photo.


  
With Love by ivya-cz

  

I didn't know what happened, until I read it in comments. I've got my second Daily Deviation ever! :w00t:


  

:aww: Such a nice surprise after such a bad week!


  

And big thanks goes to...

  

I'd like to thank impressionenmeer a lot, as she's the one, who featured my photo! Thank you so much, dear :hug:


  

    
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  • Listening to: my black conscience // waiting for new Korn album
  • Reading: Czech Law History (still & again :/)

Macro Photography Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 10, 2010, 3:18 AM



...

  

I've participated in watsup223's Macro Photography Contest, which was judged by MacroPhotographers staff... and I've won! :w00t: :hug:


  

I hadn't thought I have a chance to win. :O_o:


  

Thanks so much to all who have gave me a vote, it means a lot to me!


  

Congratulations to the other winners & runner-ups, you really deserve it! :thumbsup: :hug:




So here are the winners:

  

    
Face To Face by ivya-cz

Face To Face by ivya-cz 23 points


    
:thumb145994036:

Orange by Al-Baum 21 points


    
Mysterious by RaBBiTKa

Mysterious by RaBBiTKa 19 points


    

  


The 3 Runner-ups:

  

    
Roberfly's breakfast by glocks

Roberfly's Breakfast by glocks 16 points


    
Sleeping in morning dew... II by Baepfelchen

Sleeping in morning dew...II by Baepfelchen 14 points


    
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Honey Bee by Japers 14 points


    

  

Points are out of 40 max possible.



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Blind, stupid and liar.

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 8, 2010, 3:27 PM



aka Critique at deviantART

It's hard, when someone tries to say what he thinks. Especially when it comes to art.


I've found comment of some girl on #MacroPhotographers group, in which she was concerned why was one of her (cite) "high quality macro pictures" (/cite) rejected from the group.


I was curious to see the photo, so I've clicked the link.


I saw the photo and I've made my own mind about it.


Then came the moment of my life mistake - I've said it to her, just wrote down what I saw.



She accused me that someone has sent me, to say those lies...


You can read the rest of it here.



I'm really sorry for what she said.


Seems like some people just don't want to hear anything wrong about their art.



I haven't known her until today and I really don't know what she's talking about.


I think that I'm skilled enough to say if the photo is blurry or not, but now I guess that my own opinion is just not welcome.



:(





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I've done it! :)

Journal Entry: Fri May 22, 2009, 8:56 AM
OK, so I've passed my final exams (Czech, English, Civics & History)! I'm so happy but also pretty tired. All I want for now is to sleep :D
Now I have nearly four months of free time, I don't even know what to do ;)

  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Listening to: Pet Shop Boys

Please help us & vote!

Journal Entry: Tue May 12, 2009, 2:05 PM
Hi,
I'd like to ask you for help in local school tableau contest. We really need your votes, so it would be great if you go to this adress and give us (Gymnázium Stříbro) your vote in the poll on the side of the page!
You can vote every hour or so...

This is our tableau - i think it's pretty original, don't you think?

Of course, you can see other contest entries on the page and decide who you will give your vote to ;)

Thank you very much!

  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Pet Shop Boys - Yes

...

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 21, 2009, 5:23 AM
...
I've won three second places in a contest called FotoAkademie 2008 for high schools. Not very happy, though - they gave me only one prize, which seems pretty unfair to me... The prize is an unuseful ink printer (it can't print an A4 sized photo!). Fortunatelly, it's been the last time I've participated...

These are the winning photos:

Face To Face by ivya-cz Hey... by ivya-cz Just Like Freestyle by ivya-cz



:earth: Clubs
:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity: :iconabstractphotography:


Copyright
All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová
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  • Listening to: Nickleback (Dark Horse)

20. 03. 2009

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 20, 2009, 12:37 PM
Web's Translated

I'm having quite busy times now, as my final exams are getting closer. I'm also preparing for some entrance exams and my second "exhibition". ;)

Well, what I want to tell you is that my website has been partly translated into the English, so you can now browse trough photos, comment and rate them, even if you don't understand Czech language. Just use the switcher in top right corner ;)


:earth: Clubs
:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity: :iconabstractphotography:


Copyright
All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Nickleback (Dark Horse)

Christmas

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 18, 2008, 12:44 PM
New Equipment
Christmas Eve is coming in less than one week! :xmas: But my presents are already there :w00t: I've ordered my first lens filters - Hoya Polarizer and Neutral Density 8X. I'm so excited to try it!
But I have to get over the stupid flu, or what damn illness it is... :sick: :(

Daddy also bought me an old 35mm Canon EOS 3000 with Canon EF 38-76mm/4.5-5.6 and old external Unomat flash :w00t:


:hexentanz: My Prints
Symbiosis by ivya-cz Face To Face by ivya-cz Baby Mafioso by ivya-cz :thumb57417034:

If you're interested in a print of another photo, just send me a print request ;)


:earth: Clubs
:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:


Copyright
All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová
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  • Watching: Comeback

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 25, 2008, 7:13 AM
Journal of Ivy046






For what?!
For the first Daily Deviation of my life!
For your comments, favs and watches! :hug:

Symbiosis by ivya-cz

Thanks to :iconfeetpeet: for suggesting and :iconkkart: for featuring this photography - it means a lot to me! :hug: :heart:

I guess I couldn't reply to all your comments but be sure I'll read them all!



And by the way... I'm going to buy new camera (Canon EOS 450D) this Saturday. Which lenses would be better in your opinion?

Canon EF-S 17-85mm/4-5.6
or
Tamron 17-50mm/2.8

I'm seriously thinking of the Tamron...
Thank you for help ;)






Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



My Prints

Symbiosis by ivya-cz Face To Face by ivya-cz Baby Mafioso by ivya-cz :thumb57417034:




Clubs

:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

Lack of Time

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 19, 2008, 12:31 AM
Journal of Ivy046





I'm sorry I haven't replied to your comments sooner, but I have almost no time for photography nor for uploading new stuff :(
All because of school (and my laziness, of course...).

I'll try to upload something in the afternoon, but I can't promise you anything ;)

Hope you're having better times!

Thanks for all your sweet comments, favs and watchings. I really appreciate it! :hug:




Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



My Prints

Face To Face by ivya-cz Baby Mafioso by ivya-cz :thumb57417034:




Clubs

:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

Portfolio Updated

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 16, 2008, 11:28 PM
Journal of Ivy046





I've decided to upload new version of my portfolio a little bit earlier than I've expected, because some girl has stolen the previous design... so check out the new ;)


ivapelcova.com






Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



My Prints

Face To Face by ivya-cz Baby Mafioso by ivya-cz :thumb57417034:




Clubs

:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

For Czech eyes only... or not ;)

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 29, 2008, 11:34 AM
Journal of Ivy046





I've just opened my new blog! It's in czech language, but it doesn't mean you can't have a look :D

I'm still re-working my portfolio, hope it'll be released soon ;)




Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

Woohoo

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2008, 10:21 AM
Journal of Ivy046





It's my birthday today :aww:
Finally nineteen. :shh: Now I'll just get older and older :faint:
...
doesn't matter :floating:






Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

:hug:

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2008, 1:10 PM
Journal of Ivy046





I'd really love to thank you all for sweet comments & favs on my photos. I'm sorry, that I couldn't respond to you, I'll try to in near future. Unfortunatelly, the school is here and I'm remaking my photo portfolio (will be online soon, hope so)...




Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

:iconczech-republic: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

Damn It!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 24, 2008, 3:54 AM
Journal of Ivy046





Don't know why, but I've decided to set up an account on czech social site Libimseti.cz (libimseti.cz). I've uploaded some photos of myself and they've been approved. So far it's been fine.

But today, after uploading my most recent self-portrait (ivy046.deviantart.com/art/ID-2…, they sent me an email with something like "Your photo can't be approved, because the person on photo looks like a model. Please, prove that it's really you."

Well, this is the second time this happened.
Libimseti.cz sucks :P




Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

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  • Mood: Neutral

It's HERE! :)

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 13, 2008, 1:54 PM
Journal of Ivy046





It's here! Finally :) What? My own copy of Breaking Dawn (in English, of course). Oh, how happy I'm now :D

Photobucket


I also get my MP4 player (Creative Zen 4GB) with some stuff.
Yeah, give a book and lot of music and I'll be the happiest ;)

I've came home really late today, and I was shocked when I saw the number of new comments & messages :) I want to thank you, I'll reply to your comments later ;)

I've also got the lilleGekko print request for "Face To Face" photo (my first print req ever...wow!) - I'll try to add it tommorow or so ;)

Face To Face by ivya-cz





Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

:iconczech-club: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

Cursed May

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 5, 2008, 12:29 PM
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All of my May's photos got lost somewhere between my old and my new computer. Bad, bad. I've saved some of them with undeleting programs (even after reinstalation of OS). But most of them are just not openable, some of them damaged... Hope I could repaire them... :(

I have to take more care next time! :(





Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

:iconczech-club: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconcanon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh: :iconsquare-intensity:



  • Mood: Neutral

New Laptop

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 14, 2008, 7:59 AM
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My computer's became quite slow about month ago. It's been terrible, so I've decided to buy a new one. Since Friday I'm proud owner of Acer Aspire 5720ZG (250GB, 3GB DDR2). With Vista. I hate Vista. But what can I do? :D
I wanted to upload some stuff on weekend, but there were some internet connection issues... :(





Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Diane Waren: Can't fight the Moonlight

Thank you!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 5, 2008, 12:59 PM
Journal of Ivy046





I want to thank everyone for your support, comments, :+devwatch:s and :+fav:s! I really appreciate it! I'm not able to reply to all your comments, as I've got so many of them :aww: So let me thank you all this way :hug:





Copyright

All photos in my gallery are under copyright laws.
Do not use them without my written permission!
© 2006-2008 Iva Pelcová



Clubs

:iconczech-club: :icondeviantartcommunity: :iconthe-canon-club: :iconmacro-club: :iconmacro-beginners-club: :iconnatures-beauty-club: :iconclose-ups: :iconflower-lovers: :iconblacks-and-whites: :iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconzoo-photographers: :iconphotographersclub: :iconphotocrush: :iconnaturephotographer: :iconex-po-zure: :iconlet-it-di: :iconibokeh:



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