Tag: close up

Swiss Army Watch for Day 44 Closeup Monday

Gear: Fujifilm X-E2 16.3 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD(Silver) Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 Pancake Lens

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Happy Buddha for Day 37 Close-Up Monday

Gear: Fujifilm X-E2 16.3 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD(Silver) Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 Pancake Lens

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The Cube for Day 30 – Close-up Monday

Last week I have a plate of peanuts, this Monday is my cube keychain. This was straight jpg out of camera. This is the black and white Art effect from my OM-D E-M5, I really like it when I saw it on the monitor, the black and white effect was perfect for the cube specially the […]

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Peanuts for Day 23 – Close-Up Monday

I know, it should be Macro Monday and not Close-up Monday. The reason being is, the photos I create depends on the lens I use for the week and are more of a close-up and not a 1:1 macro also the Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 does not focus as close as a macro lens.  The Olympus 45mm f1.8’s closest focusing […]

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Washi Eggs for Day 16 Macro Monday

Washi is a kind of paper that originates in Japan, and Washi Eggs are egg shells covered with the paper. This week, I’m using the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G, mine is the version 1. A wide angle lens isn’t always a good choice for shooting close-up or macro, but with thanks to it’s minimum focus distance […]

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Day 9 – Hongbao for Macro Monday

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. (Advance Kung Hei Fat Choi to everyone), Chinese red envelopes or Hongbao or to some it’s called Ang Pao are a means to convei your Best Wishes for the new year. In China, people put money inside the money envelopes and give away to their relatives, children […]

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DAY 8- Spices Sunday – Star Anise

Commonly known by many as star anise, this spice is a native of northeast Vietnam and China, it is also called Illicium verum. I used this when I’m cooking pork humba and beef pares. Gear: Olympus E-PL7 16MP PANASONIC LUMIX G Macro Lens, 30mm, F2.8 ASPH

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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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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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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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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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A Really Busy Bee for Bee Thursday

This one was shot with my old Canon EOS 20D, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM , 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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Masterlock – Black and White Photo

I was cleaning the cabinet at the office when I saw these pile keys on a small container. What a great time to test the so called macro capability of the Tokina SZ-X 630 60-300mm that I just bought.  Using  the FD to micro four thirds adapter, I mounted it on my OM-D EM-5 and […]

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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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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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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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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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