Category: Macro / Close-Up

Going back to shooting

I have not done a lot of post since late last year because of my busy schedule. I miss it so much, in fact I always carry my PEN E-PL7 with me so I can shoot here and there, but I don’t have a lot of time in my hands like I use to. A […]

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Closeup with A Bee

I wanted to try out my Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5 Macro lens for Canon EOS on my Olympus OM-D E-M5, thanks to the Canon EOS Lens to Micro 4/3 MFT System Camera Mount Adapter with Built-In Aperture Ring from Amazon, I was able to adapt the Tamron macro to my MFT body.

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Going back to my Old DSLR.

I shot this with my Canon EOS 7D MK I and my Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5 Macro. I have not shot with my Tamron 180mm macro for a quite sometime now. Surprisingly it feels good to shoot again with my DSLRs. I have been too attached with my mirrorless system I almost forgot that I still have my […]

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Daily Photo – Black Grasshopper

Shot this the other day during my daily walk to the bushes. This is a Lubber Grasshopper, these grasshoppers are eye catching because of their large size and dark colors.  They are unable to fly and as I have notice,sluggish and doesn’t jump away unless they are threaten.

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Daily Photo – Bee On The Job for Bee Thursday

I shot this in one of my daily hikes. Spring is just an exciting time for me, this is when our buggy friends come out to enjoy the weather and feast on different kinds of flowers and plants. Like this Bee who was really working on that flower.

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Calamansi shot with the Pen-PL1

I shot this one with my very first pen camera, the OLYMPUS 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera  and with the Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens . In post, I use the usual, Lightroom, Photoshop CC and my favorite plugin from Topaz Labs, Topaz Detail. I use Topaz Detail to extract the details from the photo.

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Praying Mantis for Buggy Friday

Shot with my old Canon EOS 20D, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM , and the Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Set . Since I don’t have a dedicated macro lens, the Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube, help me get close to my subject  by cutting the minimum focus distance of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM   . In post, I […]

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Daisies for Macro Monday

I shot this one with my little Olympus PEN E-PL3 (Black) and with the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Black) Lens . In post, I use the usual, Lightroom, Photoshop CC and my favorite plugin from Topaz Labs, Topaz Detail. I use Topaz Detail to extract the details from the photo.

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White Pollen

Shot with my old Canon EOS 20D, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM , and the Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Set . Since I don’t have a dedicated macro lens, the Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube, help me get close to my subject  by cutting the minimum focus distance of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM   .

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Fly and Stink Bug Dynamic Dou

This one was shot with my old Canon EOS 20D, the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, and the Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Set .

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Flower and the Fly

  Shot with my Canon EOS 60D, Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 and the macro Lens adapter Raynox DCR 250. Shot at  75mm F/9, 1/400. I wrote a review on the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 and the Raynox DCR-250. You can read the Tamron review here and the Raynox here.

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Lady Bug this Thursday

  Shot with my Canon EOS 60D, Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 and the macro Lens adapter Raynox DCR 250. Shot at  75mm F/9, 1/400. I wrote a review on the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 and the Raynox DCR-250. You can read the Tamron review here and the Raynox here.

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Roses for Macro Monday

  Shot with the Olympus OM-D EM-5 and Panasonic 20mm F/1.7 Pancake Lens. Shot at 125, F/2.2, iso 800. The moderate Diffuse effect on the image was added using my favorite photoshop plugin Topaz Lens Effect.

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Floral Friday

Here’s another one from my archives. Shot with my Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera and the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens  a great lens for the price with close-up capabilities, not bad at all. This one was done in photoshop cc using two plugins, Topaz Detail and Topaz […]

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Not All Roses are Red

I shot these flowers with my Olympus PEN E-PL3, with the Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds. These combo has been my everyday camera, it’s small, light, takes great pictures and I can take it anywhere I go. I did a little post processing using LR5 to add some […]

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Close up of a Fly

This photo was taken one morning while I was hiking in the forest. The fly was on top of the leaf and wasn’t moving so I took the opportunity and tried to get close as much as I can. I was using my EF 85mm F/1.8 at that time with the Pro Optic Budget Auto […]

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Hover Fly

I took this photo while walking in the woods, it took me sometime to find a good subject. Then I saw this dandelions on the side of the trail. As I moved into a crouching position, this little fella came and the rest is history. We’re both happy we found our subject. He had a […]

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Flower Close-up

I love to take pictures of flowers, I don’t know, I guess, it relaxes me whenever I see them. I’ve notice that every time I set out to photograph bugs/insects, I always ended up with more photos of flowers than bugs. This is probably a good thing right, a study shows that flowers can reduced depression […]

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Dragonfly

 Download Hi-Res | Buy Print You can also see all my Nature Close-Up Collection here. Gear: Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) Tamron AF 180mm F/3.5 Di SP  Macro Lens  

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The Busy Bee

Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F/4.0-5.6 R Zoom Lens. Shot at 150mm, 1/1250, F/5.6, ISO 1000, Shutter Speed Priority. Please click here to buy a print of this photo. You can also see all my Nature and Wildlife Photos here. Gear: OLYMPUS 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera Olympus M. 40-150mm […]

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