Canon 5D MkII and 100mm Canon macro for a deep inside the Poppy shot:
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 🙂
Bee macro’d in the garden this morning 🙂
Took the macro rig out into the garden this morning 🙂
My wife was working in the garden this morning and came across this beautiful female stag beetle – so of course – out comes the macro 🙂 🙂
I very rarely see these spiders in the garden, so today there were three within 6 feet of each other. Needless to say they got macro’d 🙂
A selection of macros taken on this morning’s dog walk over the New Forest. Canon 5D MkII, Canon 100mm macro lens, Canon ring-flash.
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 🙂 A set on 8 other images can be found on my Flickr site.
And here is a re-do of the Papilio Ulysses butterfly (an example of structural blackness) in 64-Megapixel super high resolution goodness 🙂
In the past year I have learnt quite a bit more regarding taking mosaics of macros and in processing images in Photoshop. I saw the box containing the Owl butterfly in the loft and brought it down to redo a macromosaic of this beautiful insect. 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). The final image is 8,000 x 7,000 pixels in size, in other words a 56 Megapixel image. This is such high resolution that if you zoom in to the original image you can see individual wing scales in sharp focus!