Ready For A Close-up

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One of my remaining lenses for my Canon cameras is a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. The first image I chose to allow a bit of background bokeh and the other I used focus stacking.

Aster and Bee

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I am in the process of selling my current cameras and lenses. At the moment I have two lenses remaining, my 10-24mm and a 100mm macro. Until I purchase my new gear, I am challenged with using these two lenses for my Canon 5D Mk4 and Canon 5D S. This image was taken using the Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. It takes patience to get the right balance of depth of field and stillness of the subject. Also, the bees don’t pose. I choose a single blossom and waited till a bee stopped by. I realize it is not perfectly focused, but I will keep trying.

Frosty Wonderland

This past week week we had a few foggy days with cooler temps which usually creates a frosted wonderland. Although I did not have the chance to really take advantage of the phenomenon, I did capture a few images and went out a couple of days later to try macro photography on what was left of the frost.

Burning Frost

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Once again it’s time to go play in the attic.  My old windows have a talent for displaying amazing patterns of frost in the winter and I love taking my camera and macro lens up there to explore and photograph the resulting art.  After a bit of interpretation on my part, the patterns take on a different look than when they are on the glass.

Simple Pleasures #2

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Shot indoors, a multi-image stack converted in Silver Efex Pro 2.  My learning process continues with macro photography and image stacking.  I’ve learned that to edit in Camera Raw and/or Lightroom before  I export as JPEGS before I import into … Continue reading

Small Things

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The detail that nature creates for our enjoyment is always a source of amazement to me.  Frost and snowflakes are just two of the incredible ways winter manifests itself for our entertainment.

More Practice

I am continuing to play around with macro photography and after finding this feather thought it would make an interesting subject to work with.  At this time I am not using focus stacking, that comes next.  I included the ruler shot for scale, it’s in mm, which in this case is about 5/8th inch.