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)
- Only Awesome Photos 15,767 photos, 2,387 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 76,847 photos, 6,479 members
- Refractography ...... no-lens 686 photos, 234 members
- face de mouche.....MACRO...... faces of flies 984 photos, 175 members
- Flowers or Foliage Detail 158,280 photos, 11,515 members
- in explore 536,569 photos, 49,543 members
- Flickr Friday 21,054 photos, 31,180 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography: 2016 933,437 photos, 86,003 members
- Redhead 34,231 photos, 5,406 members
- Venus 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens 1,085 photos, 218 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 916 photos, 110 members
- WE WANT THE OLD LAYOUT OF OUR PHOTO PAGE (P1 / A2) 6,302 photos, 1,606 members
- 3D CrossView Stereo Photos 32,714 photos, 1,030 members
- 3D Cross-view only. 28,090 photos, 680 members
- Shadow Play 62,284 photos, 4,996 members
- Stereophotography 56,087 photos, 2,517 members
- Insect Identification Help Group 18,746 photos, 3,770 members
- Macro 3D 3,162 photos, 80 members
- Effected Cameras 30,847 photos, 2,535 members
- #Flickr10 7,690 photos, 3,141 members
- Dragonfly of the Day from the Dragonfly Gallery 1,788 photos, 210 members
- National Geographic Wannabes 420,557 photos, 12,384 members
- The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) 374,603 photos, 14,408 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 1,078 photos, 1,844 members
- flickr Black Day 1,919 photos, 1,012 members
- Moth Monday 1,681 photos, 89 members
- Beautiful Bug Butt Thursday (BBBT) 2,755 photos, 119 members
- @Macromavens.... close-up, everyday... 42,845 photos, 626 members
- Bellows 1,112 photos, 173 members
- Flower Themes - ROSE/S - Week 537 79,714 photos, 4,136 members
- Aracné 5,461 photos, 605 members
- Photography Essentials 2,108 photos, 84 members
- Sony Camera Club 372,414 photos, 18,719 members
- Blue Ribbon PHOTOGRAPHY (INVITE ONLY) 282,785 photos, 42,011 members
- Historic and Old Photos 109,280 photos, 3,837 members
- Collembola/Springtails from around the world 7,267 photos, 301 members
- Moon/Luna 59,121 photos, 16,015 members
- Eclipses 2,739 photos, 925 members
- Moon lovers 30,730 photos, 4,992 members
- Entomology, Arachnology and Environment 6,281 photos, 256 members
- Halloween Decorating 371 photos, 29 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,818 photos, 1,752 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,876 photos, 1,537 members
- Halloween Front Yard Displays 2,053 photos, 186 members
- Adobe Lightroom 31,388 photos, 25,456 members
- Texas Spiders & Other Arachnids 237 photos, 24 members
- Aransas National Wildlife Refuge 135 photos, 22 members
- ID Please 10,781 photos, 937 members
- Sony α500 series 16,030 photos, 478 members
- Skulls 16,215 photos, 4,000 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:
- jciv's blog