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.

Bubble Gallery

A few more from my stay at home photo projects.  So far, the biggest issue I am having is to get the lighting just right.  But, as these images show, the effort is worth it.

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.

Purple Columbine

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Up close and personal with one of my favorite blossoms in the garden.  Detail achieved by focus stacking 40 images using a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens.  ISO 50, 100mm, f/3.2

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

Simple Pleasures

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Although I was enjoying being near Lake Superior and Split Rock Lighthouse, this single pussy willow bush caught my attention.