Tag: close up

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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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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Using Topaz Lens Effects, Before and After Comparisson

The Dreamy Effect via Topaz Lens Effects

Todays #Macro Monday Sub Theme is Dreamy, like the usual, I dug through my archives and I found the photo. It was ok and perfect for today's theme, but I wanted to add a little more lens effect.  Topaz Labs has the right tool for the job, the Topaz Lens Effects. Lens Effects is one the […]

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Download the iLuminance Lightroom Preset

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print   I created a Lightrom 4 Preset for the Luminance settings I applied to the photo on yesterday's posts and I'm making it available for everyone to use. You can apply it into your photos and see what happens, adjust the sliders to tweak.   ManufacturerOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.Model NameE-PL1Exposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/200F […]

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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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Canon AE-1 Photo Shot with Olympus PEN E-PL1

    This one belongs to my PEN collection. Lately I've been spending most of my time with the Olympus PEN E-PL1. I really like the E-PL1, for it's simplicity, it's lightweight, small, and best of all, it takes great pictures. Yes I love my Canon DSLR's and EF lenses, but, for a walk around […]

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Alligator Head

Yeap it’s an alligator head. Saw it in a Mom and Pop store. Selling them for $30 a head. Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and Canon FD 50mm F/1.8. To view my PEN Collection, please click here, it will take you right to my GPlus Albums. ManufacturerOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.Model NameE-PL1Exposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/80ISO100Metering ModePatternLight SourceCloudy […]

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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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Front and Rear Lens Caps for Raynox DCR-250

Three things I didn't like about the Raynox DCR-250, first, the plastic lens cap is really hard to remove, second, it doesn't have rear lens cover, and third because it doesn't have a rear lens cover, I have to put it on the plastic container below that it came with, It's ok but bulky. 

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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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Raynox DCR-250 – Sample Photos with 13mm Extension Tube

Here are couple of sample sample photos I shot using the Raynox DCR-250 and a 13mm Pro Optic Extension Tube. In the photo above, I used the Tamron AF 28-75mm SP F/2.8 Lens. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/1F Number11ISO100Focal Length75mmMetering ModePatternTitletamron2875mmRaynox-3

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Raynox DCR-250 Macro Sample Photos

Yesterday I post a review of the Raynox DCR-250 and as promise, here are some close up of flowers I shot using the DCR-250 macro conversion lens. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 40DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/1000F Number6.3ISO400Focal Length75mmMetering ModePatternTitleInisite a Peach Tree Flower

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Raynox DCR-250 Macro Lens Adapter Review

First let me tell you that I was surprised with the result. I only do macro photography occasionally and this conversion lens is exactly what I need. The Raynox DCR-250 is a conversion lens that attaches to an existing lens. It comes with a universal snap-on mount that will fit lenses in the 52mm to 67mm […]

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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 – 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 – Flowers Around the Corner

Can you belive this, Spring is just around the corner! 2011 and 2012 winter was like the shortest winter I’ve experience. I was amazed when I went for a walk yesterday afternoon when I saw the trees and flowers starting to bloom. It is really a beautiful thing to see and I had such a […]

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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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