Category Archives: Macrophotography

A 56 Megapixel macromosaic of the underside of an Owl butterfly.

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!

A Hornet uses our Teak garden furniture as a source for his nest building material

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™‚