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Icy Abstracts

A bit of a departure from what I’ve been posting lately but I thought I would mix things up a little. I was walking my dog on Saturday when I noticed some beautiful icicles forming on the tree outside my house. After we got in (and Brady got his treat) I grabbed my camera, put on my Tamron 90mm Macro lens and headed outdoors.

I processed the first image in Photoshop then ran it through Topaz Simplify to give it a bit more of a stylized look. You can download any of the Topaz plugins for a free trial and don’t forget to use the discount code ELPHOTO for a 15% savings.

Click on the images to enlarge (the detail is much better) or to Purchase a Print.

icicle, ice, abstract, macro

icicle, ice, abstract, macro

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43 responses

  1. Amazing captures Edith!! I think I really need a macro lens :).

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    February 13, 2013 at 7:47 am

    • Thanks Cindy. I do enjoy my macro. The Henry’s show is coming up in May. 🙂 Let me know if you’re planning to go. I’ll be there one of the days as my Photography club will have a table.

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      February 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      • I will be going for sure, and it would be great to actually meet you in person :). I usually go on the Saturday, so we will have to see if that works.

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        February 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

        • I’d love to meet you too. I’ll let you know when I’ll be there as we get closer.

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          February 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm

        • Oh by the way as I understand it if your looking for frames and other accessories apparently Henry’s slashes its prices on the Sunday since its the last days. The deals are supposed to be great.

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          February 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

        • Sounds good :). As for the Sunday, I would love to see the deals, but it’s not open as many hours on the Sunday. I’ll have to see what the schedule looks like.

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          February 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  2. Beautiful Edith! Have a wonderful day! Robyn

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    February 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

  3. Wonderful macro work here Edith! Great detail and shapes!

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    February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

  4. Love the details in the wonderful macro, Edith. Very nice!

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    February 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

  5. These are beautiful Edith!

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    February 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

  6. Fascinating and very beautiful Edith.

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    February 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

  7. Macro is stunning on these birds….

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    February 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

  8. Amazing and nice shots!!

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    February 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

  9. Great work Edith.

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    February 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm

  10. Beautiful job Edith. Great details!

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    February 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm

  11. Mark Summerfield

    Great macros shots, Edith. Love the reflections in the second one.

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    February 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm

  12. Crazy awesome 🙂

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    February 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

  13. LB

    fun, fun, fun! I love it when the background shows through ice or water droplets.

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    February 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm

  14. Hallo,
    This is for you, for being kind to others and me, http://www.bigcards.nl/card/pickup/bc-c7cf3c10/

    Sweet Valentine greetings, Summer

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    February 14, 2013 at 5:22 am

    • Thank you so much Summer. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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      February 15, 2013 at 12:10 am

      • You’re welcome : ) And thanks to you too

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        February 15, 2013 at 6:35 am

  15. Nice and very creative images, the winter period provide us with so much to experiment and try new techniques

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    February 14, 2013 at 7:16 am

  16. I like icicles and that second photo really captures the beauty.

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    February 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

  17. Love these icy beauties. I have Topaz but haven’t tried it yet.

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    February 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

  18. Fantastic ice! Lovely clarity.

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    February 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

  19. You know me and macros, love them, nice work! I am thinking of getting an extension tube set for mine, any experience?

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    February 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    • Thanks Mike. I do have a set of extension tubes and used them with my other lens (before I got my Macro lens) and got good results. I haven’t tried them with my Macro but I should.

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      February 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

  20. Love that second shot, Edith. The colours are magical

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    February 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

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