Archive for the “Macrophotography” Category

Once again the missus’ superior eyesight found something interesting in the garden to macro.

This is apparently a Candy Striped spider, fairly common throughout England – but we’ve never seen one before.

Looks like a damn Aussie red back to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bee macro’d in the garden this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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Took the macro rig out into the garden this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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My wife was working in the garden this morning and came across this beautiful female stag beetle – so of course – out comes the macro ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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I very rarely see these spiders in the garden, so today there were three within 6 feet of each other. ย Needless to say they got macro’d ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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A selection of macros taken on this morning’s dog walk over the New Forest.ย  Canon 5D MkII, Canon 100mm macro lens, Canon ring-flash.

 

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This guy paid the Fennel a visit this afternoon – and we know what happens to any interesting insect visitor that visits the garden – he gets macro’d ๐Ÿ™‚ย  A set on 8 other images can be found on my Flickr site.

 

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And here is a re-do of the Papilio Ulysses butterfly (an example of structural blackness) in 64-Megapixel super high resolution goodness ๐Ÿ™‚

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In the past year I have learnt quite a bit more regarding taking mosaics of macros and in processing images in Photoshop.ย  I saw the box containing the Owl butterfly in the loft and brought it down to redo a macromosaic of this beautiful insect.ย  This macromosaic is made up from 12 individual frames taken with the Canon 5D MkII and the Canon 100mm prime macro lens (with ring-flash lighting).ย  The final image is 8,000 x 7,000 pixels in size, in other words a 56 Megapixel image.ย  This is such high resolution that if you zoom in to the original image you can see individual wing scales in sharp focus!

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Sunny day in the garden so out comes the macro.ย  I use the Canon 5D MkII together with a 100mm Canon prime macro lens (non image-stabilised) and a Canon ring-flash unit for all my macro work.ย  Here we see a Hornet chomping away at our Teak garden furniture to get the wood pulp for his nest building exploits – just hope he’s not set up home in our roof (there’s at least one old nest up there).ย  Second macro was a Bee taking an obliging pose on a leaf ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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