My first digital cameras were a Canon S2 IS, a Canon SD800 IS, a Canon S5 IS. Since then I have upgraded to DSLRs, the Sony A350, A550, and A57. For years my macro shots were usually shot with a Raynox DCR-250 macro adapter. I later got real macro lenses. When I want to get really close up, the Raynox adapter is still useful or I use extension tubes.
You can see from my sets, I like to shoot macros a lot. Here is what my macro setup looks like on my point and shoot Canon S5.
Another variation on attaching a flashlight.
And here is some of my DSLR stuff.
And my current flashlight solution.
Please respect copyright at all times. You can use my photos as your personal desktop wallpaper, but do not repost them to the web or claim them as yours. You are not allowed to post my work on wallpaper websites. If you blog one of my photos, the image must link back to my photo on Flickr and include credit. You cannot link to the large view of my photos because non-Flickr members will not be able to see it. I didn't want to do that, but I have had many images stolen or blogged improperly. The next step is uploading low resolution heavily watermarked copies. Don't make me do that.
I am willing to discuss the use my photos commercially or as artwork if you contact me about it. I have some of my photos for sale as stock photography at ShutterPoint and soon will have a few in Getty's Flickr Collection. I do not give permission to use my photos for free, for credit, or even for a good cause.
KDE 4.0 (a Linux desktop environment) includes four of my photos which were among the fifteen wallpapers chosen from over 2000 entries.
One of my light paintings was the basis for the default wallpaper for Ubuntu Linux 7.10.
I favorite far more photos than I comment on. I prefer not to leave tons of short "cool shot" comments so I favorite them instead. I comment mostly on those who frequently leave meaningful comments on my photos. I don't automatically make reverse contacts either. I keep my contact list manageable so I have time to actually keep up with my contacts photos.
Photos of jciv (2)
- MACRO MONDAYS 63,750 photos, 5,329 members
- Refractography ...... no-lens 667 photos, 215 members
- face de mouche.....MACRO...... faces of flies 926 photos, 167 members
- Flowers or Foliage Detail 158,098 photos, 11,254 members
- in explore 395,274 photos, 34,362 members
- Flickr Friday 16,321 photos, 24,578 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography 2015 923,362 photos, 82,133 members
- Redhead 26,224 photos, 4,887 members
- Venus 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens 245 photos, 126 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 473 photos, 71 members
- WE WANT THE OLD LAYOUT OF OUR PHOTO PAGE (P1 / A2) 5,933 photos, 1,598 members
- 3D CrossView Stereo Photos 29,869 photos, 1,008 members
- 3D Cross-view only. 26,023 photos, 672 members
- US AGAINST FLICKR 39 photos, 33 members
- Trees are Three-dimensional 665 photos, 35 members
- Shadow Play 51,120 photos, 4,351 members
- Stereophotography 53,046 photos, 2,469 members
- anti -NPE/BETA protest art group 401 photos, 267 members
- Insect Identification Help Group 16,735 photos, 3,408 members
- Macro 3D 2,415 photos, 71 members
- Effected Cameras 21,901 photos, 1,789 members
- #Flickr10 7,821 photos, 2,608 members
- Trash Graff 330 photos, 130 members
- Dragonfly of the Day from the Dragonfly Gallery 1,791 photos, 187 members
- National Geographic Wannabes 372,979 photos, 11,725 members
- The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) 335,710 photos, 13,721 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 908 photos, 1,881 members
- flickr Black Day 1,989 photos, 1,043 members
- Moth Monday 1,254 photos, 71 members
- Beautiful Bug Butt Thursday (BBBT) 1,877 photos, 93 members
- NO THANK YOU, flickr !!! 209 photos, 117 members
- @Macromavens.... close-up, everyday... 39,659 photos, 588 members
- Bellows 1,036 photos, 165 members
- Flower Themes - Week 500 - Pansies and Violas 71,816 photos, 3,914 members
- 4/3 Photography 71,310 photos, 1,673 members
- Olympus E-PL1-3/E-PM1 North American Shooters 4,093 photos, 373 members
- Aracné 4,874 photos, 575 members
- Yasuhara Nanoha 129 photos, 36 members
- Photography Essentials 1,971 photos, 80 members
- Sony Camera Club 297,194 photos, 17,100 members
- Blue Ribbon PHOTOGRAPHY (INVITE ONLY) 282,292 photos, 42,105 members
- Historic and Old Photos 102,525 photos, 3,709 members
- Lynxes and Bobcats 4,375 photos, 715 members
- Collembola/Springtails from around the world 6,330 photos, 270 members
- Moon/Luna 55,754 photos, 15,516 members
- Eclipses 2,523 photos, 830 members
- Moon lovers 25,518 photos, 4,157 members
- canon powershot sx120 8,523 photos, 515 members
- Entomology, Arachnology and Environment 5,314 photos, 226 members
- Neuropterans 998 photos, 118 members
Trim Reaper says:
"One of my idols here at flickr! Jciv's works really stand out above the rest! He has his unique way of making simple everyday things making them look extraordinary with his photos.
Keep those awesome photos coming, Jciv! :)"
August 17th, 2008
Upul R says:
"A magician.. JC and his light voodoo...
2nd Steven Spielberg I know.........."
August 22nd, 2008
JK FARMS says:
"jciv has become a great flickr friend. I am amazed on how he can take a simple object and make it into a beautiful masterpiece. He strives for perfection and always reaches that goal. His Macro's are beyond words and always takes my breathe away. I am honored to know him and to be able to see his pictures and learn from him.
jciv is an OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHER."
March 5th, 2008
"JCIV's photostream is one of the very first I "discovered" on flickr. I was knocked out by his beautiful images and also his perception of what is photo-worthy. His macros are simply beautiful; captured with precision and patience. And, to top it off, his compositions and sense of humor keep me visiting his photostream DAILY!
Wonderful stuff; a great contact."
November 28th, 2007
"jciv's shots are masterful. From the crystal clear macro's to the insanely colourful landscapes - every shot is worthy of being an award winner! Truly a great photostream to get lost in... What a talented photographer! Keep snapping, and look forward to more great shots! All the best."
August 27th, 2007
Pia's birdseye view says:
"jciv is always on the prowl for something interesting to put on pix to baffle us viewers with. I love it when he just posts a photo and ask us "Now, what is this, pray tell". His macro-series is pure art, with the EYE standing foremost. That was a real touch of genious, what a beautiful piece of art.
Then there is the obvious love for cats... Meaow!"
July 11th, 2007
- July 2006
- Texas, USA
- I am:
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