Category: Macro / Close-Up

Today’s Catch – Rain Drops

Rain Drops by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Hover on image for exif info. Click on the image to enlarge. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/100F Number9ISO500Focal Length180mmMetering ModePatternTitleMacroNature-3044

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I’m Loving The Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens

Ok! This lens is just fantastic!!!!. It's really fun to use, possibilities are endless. I just love it. I have owned macro lenses before and sold them after a while, but this one is a keeper. The 180mm is the perfect focal lenght for me. Here are some photos I took earlier after it rained. […]

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Today’s Catch – Honey Feast

Testing the Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP on a small bee feasting on a sunflower. The 180mm macro lens makes for a clean compress shot. Also use a cheap Yongnuo YN-560 Speedlight with a Opteka Universal Diffuser. The photo was shot in Aperture Priority at F/3.5, ISO 400 and a Shutter speed of 1/2000. The speedlight […]

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Today’s Catch – Tiny Spider

The Tiny Spider by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Today‚Äôs photo is a close-up of a Spider I found in the woods. Photo was captured using a Canon EOS 60d and Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 SP Lens with a Raynox DCR-250. I also used an external flash mounted on […]

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Today’s Catch – The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Today’s photo is a close-up of a Fly also taken using a Canon EOS 60d and Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 SP Lens with a Raynox DCR-250. The Raynox DCR-250 conversion lens enabled me to move in closer to the subject, […]

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Today’s Catch – The Puff Ball

  The Puff Ball by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.simplyness.com. I can't believed it's been over a month since the last time I posted a photo of the day. Today's photo is a close-up of a dandelaion which was taken using a […]

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Today’s Catch – Rain

Rain by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. The Canon EF 400mm F/5.6L also works great when use with other nature subjects such as this. It was raining and I didn’t want to go outside, so from my deck, I was able to photograph the rain and the flower. […]

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Today’s Catch – Spring Is Here

Beauty of Spring by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Shooting macro outdoors can be really rewarding. In bright days you’ll have the advantage of using a faster shutter and worry less about blurry images. Taken with the Canon EOS 60D with a Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 SP.

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Today’s Catch – Inside a Peach Tree Flower – Different Angle

Beauty Inside by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Another great accessory to have when shooting macro is the extension tube, like the one I use, the  Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension .  I use an extension tube primarily to cut the minimum focusing distance of my lens, this way, […]

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Today’s Catch – Closer Look Inside a Peach Tree Flower

Inside a Flower by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Here’s another one in my flower close-up series. Like my post from yesterday, this photo was taken early morning, probably around 8 am. I shot this with my old Canon EOS 40D  and a  Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 SP and a 30mm […]

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Today’s Catch – Peach Tree Flower – Up Close and Personal

Peach Tree Flower by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. I’ve have been really enjoying the early spring season. These past few days, I have been taking photos of flowers around the neighborhood, this one is close-up photo of a Peach Tree Flower. I took this photo early in […]

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Today’s Catch – White Daffodils Bulbs

I absolutely love this photo. I like the warm color of the sun in the early morning. Taken with the Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens with a Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 SP. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/1000F Number4ISO100Focal […]

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Today’s Catch – Yellow Daffodil Bulb

ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/125F Number3.5ISO125Focal Length75mmMetering ModePattern

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Today’s Catch – Sunrise with the Peach Tree Flower

Early this morning when I went out the house and saw our neighbors peach tree blooming, I was mesmerized. The sun in the early morning makes the flower even more beautiful. Taken with the Canon EOS 60D with a Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 SP. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/250F Number4ISO100Focal Length75mmMetering ModePatternTitlepeachtree-8492

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Fly on the Table

I wasn’t planning on taking a photo of this fly, but when it landed on the table I covered it with a clear disposable cup and immediately grab may camera, hoping to get a close-up. This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 60D, EF 85mm F/1.8 and Pro Optic Auto Extension tube(31mm and 21mm), […]

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Ideas / Subjects for Macro Photography

I’m not a big macro shooter, but there are times that I feel like I want to get close to nature and that’s when I shoot macro. What I love about macro photography is the fact that there are a lot of subjects to choose from, my favorites is to shoot insects/bugs and some flowers, […]

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Up Close With Nature – Taking Photos of Insects and Bugs.

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 SP Lens. Shot in Aperture Priority @ 1/800, ISO 100, F/4, 75mm. Here are some simple tips to get a nice nature close-up: Blur the background by using a wide aperture, this will make your subject pop from the rest. You don’t have to go far to […]

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Have Fun With Macro Photography After The Rain.

Rain can be fun and exciting especially if you are thinking of macro photography. That’s just what I did last Thursday. It was raining all morning and the moment the rain eased down, I went outside for some snapshots. At first I was overwhelm, but when I saw the droplets of water decorating the grass […]

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Photographing Christmas the Macro Way

I had a blast taking macro shots of Christmas Ornaments. It was tons of fun photographing this tiny little cuties. I didn’t thought it can be this fun, and I never enjoyed Christmas Tree ornaments this much. This is what happens when you’re on vacation and have all the time to think of something to […]

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More on Macro Patterns and Textures

Today more on Macro Patterns and Textures. Macro photography gives us a chance to get close to our subjects and capture more of the details. This is what I love about macro, it forces us to see the world in a different way and it also gives us the opportunity to discover and see the […]

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