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!
Sunny day in the garden so out comes the macro. 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. 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). Second macro was a Bee taking an obliging pose on a leaf 🙂
I think this dragonfly is a Broad Bodied Chaser. As he decided to pay my garden a visit today – like all interesting insects that visit my garden on a nice sunny day – he got macro’d 🙂
The recent gales brought three of the big Sunflowers down 🙁 At least it gave me a close-up macro photo-opportunity. Look at those intersecting Fibonacci spirals – Natural geometrical perfection 🙂