Tag: macro

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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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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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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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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Grab Shots With My New Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens

Today I got my new Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens for Canon. Here are a few grab shots. I must say, I'm really impress with the lens, optically it is an excellent performer. Build quality is on the high, made of hard plastic but very well built. The Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP […]

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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’s 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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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 – 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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