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Emile Victor 10:52pm, 13 June 2007
It's a great place to start practising one's focus, etc - what are the best methods for eye macro photography? Flashes are useless unless used at the right angle.

I would suggest a diffuser box if you have one, or simply diffused light cast at an angle on the subject that will prevent glare.

Don't do it wrong or it'll turn out with a reflection of the entire room like my one here:

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neilrsmith 12 years ago
Eye macro is so rewarding. I did some last week.

Eye (Mono)

Eye (Colour)

James's Eye
boulderbelayer 12 years ago
here's what "eye" think about it

my eye
MoshChick 12 years ago

Do kitties count? I think they are harder to shoot than people!

And Geckos!
Lee251073 12 years ago
Used a flash with this one and it turned out ok.

purple eye
Leoa's  Photography 12 years ago
My eyeball
Roger Smith 12 years ago
How about largemouth bass?

Somebody's Watching You

or tiny little toads?

Keeping an eye on things
Virion 12 years ago
Cat eyes!
Eye of the (?)tiger

Tasslehoff Burrfoot 12 years ago
look who's in there :) (retouched)
Emile Victor 12 years ago
Holy... Tasslehoff, how did you take a macro shot like that from that distance?
Diego Epstein 12 years ago
sypix 12 years ago
Spectacled Owl Close-up
ptiteouch 12 years ago
eye eye4
Tasslehoff Burrfoot 12 years ago
emilevector, it's not me.. reflection of some people who's shooting redbull air race :)

that's how i took this picture
Kutza 12 years ago
Eye Of The Beholder
Robert Seber Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Robert Seber (member) 12 years ago
If you want to minimise reflections the best solution is to prevent things in-front of the eye being brightly lit. Diffusing the flash can make this worse.
Shamim Ahmed Photos 11 years ago
wow stunning pics.
newt 383 11 years ago
Funny, the mix of animal- and human eyes. Eyes are the window to the soul? Here you have direct looks.....
Bill Selak 11 years ago
Eye like this thread.
Eye eye captain
jonbradbury Posted 11 years ago. Edited by jonbradbury (member) 11 years ago
Thought I'd chip in with one of my own
Watching you
shot using a ring flash so it isn't anywhere near as harsh on your eyes.
Barry Wallis 11 years ago
A cat outdoors has its own challenges:

Cat's Eye
Dreemreeper 11 years ago
photostar58 11 years ago
Nikon D70 - Micro Nikkor 105mm f/4 - Flash Nikon SB 600.

Alice's eye

All Glass Photo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by All Glass Photo (member) 11 years ago
Nikon D50
Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8D

Baby Blue Redux
eminent trains [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by eminent trains (member) 11 years ago
Nikon D50 IR, Tokina 10-17 - was a pain in the ass to focus.

Justin Goode 11 years ago
Rabinito 11 years ago
With a Sony P&S
jmhoying 11 years ago
My wife posed for this one. Here's an extreme crop (upside down)

And the original (she was lying on the ground with the tripod above her) SB800 bounced off of ceiling, left and right.

Fort Loramie, Ohio
I love eyes. Beautiful, detailed and everyone's is so different/unique.

E510 zd35mm -my eye
steven.morrison 11 years ago
jonbradbury Posted 11 years ago. Edited by jonbradbury (member) 11 years ago
"Catchlight" by jonbradbury [?]
"Looking up" by jonbradbury [?]
Looking up
danlewry 11 years ago
erin leigh mcconnell Posted 11 years ago. Edited by erin leigh mcconnell (member) 11 years ago
project 365: day 103

my eye on you

my favorite shade of blue

because the sky is blue
I LIKE IT SIMPLE 11 years ago
Aunoralurra.com 11 years ago
Birth II Split In Half

With a bit of editing, the flash was quite painfull !

Keren G 11 years ago
Point of View
jorgeasbel 11 years ago
Mas que una mirada, una vision
Inga Sig. 11 years ago
Mirror eyes
**Mary** 11 years ago
Mirror to the soul ~
McCasa Photography 11 years ago
rhetorical rifle [deleted] 11 years ago
Olho / Eye
omalingue 11 years ago
Night Watch
foryoutoknowtice 11 years ago

reverse lens macro
Olán Fotografía 11 years ago
Requiem for a dream II
Justin Goode 11 years ago

Nikon N80, Kodak Tri-X 400, iso@800, Nikon 24120mmf3556gvr + extension tubes. Developed in Diafine.
jammatron 11 years ago
Sofibird ~ 11 years ago
ktelqueen 11 years ago
green eye
Nick Creevy 11 years ago
it's so hard to manually focus on the human eye to get the right shot, I keep getting the focus on my eye lash lol..
My Eye
Rain Forest Man 11 years ago
eye shot closeup of perice
another planet : ) 11 years ago
anaphylactic ouch!
..george 11 years ago
theres no way i can better that one above but...
auto macro mode no flash
worldchampscwsox 11 years ago
Eye Love U
vsboyy 11 years ago
My Eyes and their problems
These are shots from inside my eyes .. notice the yellow specks .. they are right in the middle of where I see .. the spots are blood leaking and causeing loss in my site .. I have had laser treatments in both eyes (right being the worst) the bottom are my left eye .. shot in infered ..

with the treatments I hope to let my sight last but they will never be what they were before.. (the spots showed up in less than 3 months from my last eye exam )

They call this Diabetic Retinopathy and it is what causes most diabetics to go blind ..

thought some might like to see what can happen
Martín-O 11 years ago
the eye
COLLI|LOVER 11 years ago
foryoutoknowtice 11 years ago
ashley rose, 11 years ago
view it large,
i think it's gross (:
my eye
Federica Panniello 11 years ago
Colored Version =)
fakeyouth 11 years ago

erin leigh mcconnell 11 years ago
don't worry, i can still see you
lisa kimberly 11 years ago
reptile eye?
Lost in the moment. 11 years ago

Eli the Bearded 11 years ago
light in my eye
no_onions 11 years ago
A Reflection of Myself
Michelle in NY 11 years ago
Eye On You
The Sprain 11 years ago
Eye of a Turtle
The Sprain 11 years ago
Leaf Fish
LaurenHolloway 11 years ago
My first attempts! They were pretty quick, as I have finals coming up and I need to focus more on studying.. But I liked them (:

Attempt (2)
OldUncleMe 11 years ago
Trans-Pecos Ratsnake
randi_yeates 11 years ago
Beyond Thier Years
lotusstone Posted 11 years ago. Edited by lotusstone (member) 11 years ago
~*Sara*~ 11 years ago
someone is always watching you...
estenotopo 11 years ago
very interesting thread and wonderful shots!
Here is mine and yes, I agree with Kyle May
it was a pain to focus it.

Sergio Battaglia 11 years ago
Eye of cat
Ryan Hagen 11 years ago

@warwithmyself 11 years ago

No flash, window light.
jkingone 11 years ago
Not even close to what I wanted.. I definitely need some practice.

Road Map
Four Symbols 11 years ago
Lots of excellent photos everybody! It's a very hard subject to photograph.

76/365- The Human Eye (by Four Symbols)
..bG* 11 years ago
omeara.tim 11 years ago
i couldn't get the hot spot all that way off the iris, but i like the depth.
amykins1111 11 years ago
Window to the soul
saturn ♄ 11 years ago
estenotopo 11 years ago
Dragonfly's composed eye.

libélula / dragonfly
dasu_ 11 years ago
Stroppy Girl 10 years ago
 by Stroppy Girl
daniel.janca 10 years ago
I dont have macro lenses but I was trying to do my best!
Both of Us
Elad V. 9 years ago
Is anyone still watching this thread?

Here is a shot I took a few weeks ago:

Human Eye - Extreme Macro by Elad V.
VVV84 9 years ago
My contribution. :)

Lee251073 9 years ago
AM eye

Juniors eye
Stephen Begin 9 years ago
I sometimes point my rig at human eyes, but have yet to get a picture that is as sharp as I know my camera is capable of. I suspect that perhaps the aqueous humour refracts some of the light, and this becomes a limiting factor as magnification increases.

Eye don't know... by Stephen Begin

You can look, but don't touch by Stephen Begin
nleighm 9 years ago
Beautiful art that I made : ) my son Sages' eye
nleighm 9 years ago
Holger Hill 9 years ago
She | See | Sea
Nicolò Paternoster 9 years ago
Ice eye
©Delos Johnson 9 years ago
A Photographer's Eye
m-san_Ceará 9 years ago
my first and only eye-macro


EOS 30D, EF 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, EX430 with selfmadecardboardsoftbox on camera left

My Eyes and their problems

INSIDE MY EYES .. I have to have laser surgery every year or so to have some problems fixed .. this was taken over a year ago .. it's time to go back for another round ..
(noou) 8 years ago
using a cheap and poor quality close-up lens mounted on a 200mm lens:
eye close-up study
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