Category: Macro / Close-Up

Up Close with Daisies : Macro

When I see Daisies, I get really excited because I know spring is just around the corner. After weeks of freezing winter storm it’s nice to think that we’re almost nearing the end of winter. To buy a print, please click here. To see my nature close-up photo collection available in print, please click here. […]

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The Yellow Flower

This one was from my lightroom archives.  If I remember it right, this was taken like a year ago.  

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The Butterfly HDR Effect

  Another hot day in the forest, another picture.  Yes it was hot that day, I remember finishing up my gatorade even before I got home. Well, I got a few good shots and it’s all worth it. I don’t usually bring along my monopod when walking in the woods, simply because I don’t want […]

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The Bee in The Forest

I love the forest, I love to go on long walks into the woods, I don’t know, just being there refreshes me, it makes me happy. It makes me forget that busy stressful world I’m in. So if I feel I want to hit my reset button, I go into the forest.

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Up Close with a Butterfly

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Stacking the Stink Bug

Here’s another photo done with the help of focus stacking. I took more than 7 shots of this bug, and use 4 out of those 7. This was shot using my Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 180mm F/3.5, ISO320, F/8, 1/250. If you need help with focus stacking, you can read the short post I wrote […]

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Stacking Dandelions to Get a Dandelion

It came pretty good. I took 8 frames and pick 4 to use for focus stacking. I shot this handheld, turning the focus ring on each shot to focus to a portion of the dandelion head.

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Not All Roses are Red

I was watering the plants that day and this tiny yellow rose really inspired me to make the photo. I was testing testing the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP Micro Four-Thirds Camera that time and what a perfect subject this flower was, I used the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS, not a bad […]

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Wild Flowers From our Backyard

My Olympus PEN-E-pl1 has been my daily companion  for the past month now, and I’ve come to appreciate it more and more, I like it mainly because it’s really light, small and it can give me a good quality image, maybe not as good as my DSLR’s but close.    But today, I thought of […]

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Dragonfly on a Nice Day – PEN E-PL1 with M.Zuiko 40-150mm F/4-5.6

Shot with my Olympus E-PL1 with the M.Zuiko 40-150mm F/4-5.6 Lens. The M.Zuiko 40-150mm is the second telephoto lens for mft that I’ve used, the first was the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G and comparing the image quality of the two, I like the image from the M.Zuiko.

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Close up of A Yellow Flower

  This closeup of a yellow flower was shot with the E-PL1 and Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Fixed-Zoom Lens and the Raynox DCR-250 Macro Lens Adapter, I’m also using theOlympus VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder (Silver).  I did a short review of the Raynox DCR 250 a while back, you can read it here.

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Water Droplets on Rose, Testing Panasonic Lumix G3 and Photo Stacking

  We got this beautiful yellow roses last weekend that is starting to bloom, it is really beautiful and a great subject to photograph. So I decided to test my new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP Micro Four-Thirds Camera and see how it does with macro. I use the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario […]

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Smile, Your On The Spot – Testing the Sunpak RD2000C Camera Flash

Photo above was shot with the Canon EOS 60D, the Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5 Macro lens, tiny Sunpak Flash and the Demb flash diffuser pro, shot at 1/250, F/7.1, ISO 100. I don't have any schedule for my next football match, so I'm doing some macro and hunting for bugs. It's a great day today, […]

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Shoot Wildlife in Your Own Backyard

  Download Hi-Res | Buy Print   We don't need to travel far to take photographs of wildlife. You can find many beautiful creatures to photograph in your sorroundings. Take for example  this Grasshopper, I shot it yesterday morning on our backyard while I was having coffee. So next time you go into your backyard […]

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Use Lightroom Luminance to Give Life To Your Photo

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print A really busy bee. Early this morning I went for a walk around our block instead of my usual 5 mile run. While passing by my neighbors garden,  I saw this bee hanging on a bud and snap a couple of shots before it flew. I'm sure they won't mind. […]

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Tiny Frozen Flower

You just never know what you’ll find. This morning, instead of running I decided to just walk around, enjoy the sun, the neighborhood and have fun along with my OLYMPUS PEN. I got lucky I found this beautiful tiny frozen flower. ManufacturerOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.Model NameE-PL1Exposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/250F Number9ISO200Focal Length42mmMetering ModePatternLight SourceShadeTitleTiny Frozen Flower

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Hang Tight Little Beetle

This beautiful shiny dog bane beetle is trying to climb the leaf when I found him. Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and  Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 I also use my Raynox DCR-250 for greater magnification, this allowed me to cut the minimum focus distance of the FD 50mm F/1.8 so I can move in […]

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Lovely Flowers Shot With the PEN E-PL1

  Since I spend more time with my PEN E-PL1, this week I’ll be posting some of the photos, I have shot with it, and to start of, here are some photos of flowers from my neighbors garden.

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The Hungry Bee

  I'm pretty happy with this one. The flash really did the trick. It was pretty dark with all those leaves around. If not for this lighting setup it would be really hard to get this. Hungry Bee by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Hover on the image […]

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The Fly

I don't like flys, no no! But, they are so challenging to photograph I always try see if can take a good picture of them. This one seems ok. It took me several attempts before I got this one, and everytime, I position myself and start to focus, this little bugger is going to hop […]

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