Tag: Macro Photography

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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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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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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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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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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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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Macro/Close-ups of Christmas Ornaments

It’s vacation time, and what could be the best subject for my photo of the day in this time of year, Ornaments. Here are some of the photos I took this morning. I had tons of fun photographing these tiny cuties. You can see more here. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you all.

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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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Macro Photography Tip : Using Patterns and Textures

Nature has a lot to offer and finding simple textures and patterns in subjects like leaves, rocks, trees, fruits can be very exciting and at the same time challenging. Patterns and textures contribute a lot to composition. Like the photo of the leaf above. My intention was to really capture the patterns and the texture […]

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Macro Mondays – Shooting Macro/Closeup with a Digital Point and Shoot.

Taken years ago with a 5Mega Pixel Sony Cybershot DSC-V1 Last week I did a short introduction to Macro / Close-up Photography. Today, I’m going to post a few tips on how you can enjoy macro photography with just a digital point and shoot camera. Now, as I have mentioned on my previous post, most […]

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Macro Monday – Fun and Joy With Macro Photography

Photo of a rare endangered frog. Taken at a controlled environment at the National Zoo Today is the start of what I call Macro Monday, and every week, I will post tips on macro and close-up photography. Aside from street photography I also love and enjoy macro and close up photography.

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Ants – Small But Terrible – Macro Week

This week is Macro Week, let me start with this photograph of an Ant. Aren’t they amazing.

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Part II – Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Review

To read Part I, please click here: Continuation of the Pro Optic Mini Review. Close Focusing Distance Comparison. Below are photos of the Extension Tube in use with a EF 85mm F/1.8: Close focusing distance 85mm with 13mm Extension Tube = 14.5 inches

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