The Hipstography Awards 2013 – Nominees for Macro of the Year

By on January 30, 2014

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Voting for this category will end on Sunday February 2nd.


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Photo by Jessika Johansson

Lens:  Wonder 
Film:  W40 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 


"I was on my knees hovering over a water puddle when the sun lit. Some rays found their way in from the side and all these tiny, little bubbles became visible."
Jessika Johansson


Photo by David Bithell (1)

Lens:  Jane 
Film:  DC 
Using:  Olloclip 
Using:  Oggl 


"I've been interested in insect macro photography for a few years now. I've been using a Nikon DSLR with tubes and flash mounted to a bracket to get the best results. The only problem with it is the size and bulk of the kit, it's hardly pocket sized gear. Then I discovered the iphone. Although the iPhone macros aren't technically as good as a DSLR's, you learn to no longer be a pixel peeper and look at the whole picture.

When I got the new iPhone 5 and saw the excellent shots it took I invested in an Olloclip. It was the best money I've spent. Both the phone and Olloclip are always in my pocket so I rarely miss any shots now, even whilst I'm at work! I'm addicted, I've almost completely ditched my camera gear for a phone!

I get strange looks though when I'm crawling along the floor holding my phone and chasing a fly or beetle! This shot was taken with me on my knees up against a wall, the hoverflies had no intention of stopping even as the Olloclip was drawing nearer and nearer.

I can't wait to see how camera phone macros will grow over the next few years."
David Bithell


Photo by Zemina Keller

Lens:  GSQUAD 
Film:  Blanko Freedom13 
Flash: off - Using: Macro lens
Using:  Oggl 


"The Eye - The eternal Fascination. At school I learned that the Eye is a sensory organ, a product of evolution. During my studies we called it the window to the brain, and in my working life, a mirror of the soul. But no, the Eye is much more; it is a masterpiece of God, his idea. For a long time I've tried to capture various emotional states and only photographed my eyes. I avoided photographing other peoples' eyes, I think, it would be somehow too intimate. This work with macro lens was a lengthy affair, but thanks Oggl even a good Hipstamatic photo can be improved a bit more."
Zemina Keller


Photo by David Bithell (2)

Lens:  Hornbecker 
Film:  Blanko Freedom13 
Using:  Olloclip 
Using:  Oggl 


This photo is part of the portfolio "The World Through My Eyes".


Photo by Mary Galloway

Lens:  Foxy 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash: off


"This is my daughter's eye. As close as I can get. I have always been fascinated by the beauty and perfection of an eye. I think it must be wonderful to swim through the moving algae of the iris and dive deep into the dark hole of the pupil till I reach the most secret emotions of the person."
Mary Galloway


Photo by David Brown (1)

Lens:  Jane 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 
Using:  Olloclip 


"My intent with this photo was to capture macro shots of the bees that were attracted to this Passion flower. Full sun light was hitting the stem on its side and lighting the interior. Most of the shots were being burned out in the center because of the intense light, and the bees weren’t cooperating. This shot, after I used Jolly Rainbo 2X flash to darken the exposure, turned out to be the best one."
David Brown


Photo by David Brown (2)

Lens:  John S 
Film:  C-Type Plate 
Using:  Oggl 


"Summer of love"

"It was a hot and steamy day on Mepkin Abby Green where these two were engaged. He was holding on matter how close I got. His only reaction, with a flick of his antenna, was to the sound of my shutter, so I turned it off. Mepkin Abby is a Trappist monastery located near Moncks Corner at the junction of the two forks of the Cooper River northwest of Charleston South Carolina. Founded as a plantation in 1681 by Sir John Coleton, it was later sold to the Trappist Order in 1949 by the current owners Henry Luce and Claire Booth Luce."
David Brown


Photo by John Domingo

Lens:  Lucifer VI 
Film:  Blanko Noir 
Flash: off


"This shot was taken November 2012 in San Luis Obispo, CA. I was out on the deck of my condo enjoying some unseasonably warm weather when I spotted this moth. It must have been tired or unafraid of me, because I was able to snap a few dozen shots using various combinations before it flew away. The antennae and wings of the moth reminded me of Loki's costume in 'The Avengers'."
John Domingo


Photo by Caleb Messer

Lens:  Loftus 
Film:  Blanko Freedom13 
Using:  Oggl 


This photos is part of the portfolio "An Insect’s Beauty" by Caleb Messer.


Photo by Jiri Javora

Lens:  Hornbecker 
Film:  Blanko Freedom13 
Using:  Oggl 


"Sleeping Bee"

"Late afternoon… I'm sitting in my garden and I’m testing a new accessory on my iPhone - a set of lenses made by Schneider Optics. I look around, and suddenly my attention is drawn to the hard-working bees collecting the last remnants of pollen on the still blooming flowers, before winter sets in. So, I pull out a macro lens, and after several unsuccessful attempts, I created this photo titled 'Sleeping Bee'. Perhaps I was just lucky that the bee was so tired that I was able to capture it so beautifully in this photo..."
Jiri Javora


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