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Grasshopper – experimenting with Extension Tubes for Macro Photography   5 comments

I have had a set of Kenko Extension Tubes for a long time, but have never really used them, but was filling in some time, and thought it would be a good time to test them out.

This photo was taken with 70-200mm and 20mm extension tube on a 7D ( this is a very heavy set up for macro)

This one was taken with 24-105mm again with 20mm Extension Tube on 7D ( both with external flash )

I was then going to take some photos with a proper Macro lens for comparison, but for some reason Mr Grasshoppper took offence at the flash going off in his face and flew away.

Cheers Dave

Overlooked Macro   Leave a comment

I was going back sorting through old photos ( trying to create more memory by deleting excess/duplicate/bad photos) and found a file of unposted macro photos from February.

Never realised caterpillars had wierd “Feeler” type things.

The full Caterpillar

A Colourful Grasshopper (Locust)  to finish the set.

Taken with 7D and a  100mm L macro lens

Cheers Dave

 

Posted July 2, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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If all else fails, there is always “Macro”   1 comment

A wet and miserable Saturday, not nice weather to really go anywhere, but there was the occasional gap between showers of rain and taking opportunity of a lull in the rain..

I sneakily attached by girlfriends  100mm L series macro lens to my 7D together with my Yongnuo Flash and ventured out into the wet yard to see what I  could find.

After scaring off a pretty moth, with a little over zealousness, entered into stealth mode in my quest for bugs.

Not really required for this caterpillar, as he was going nowhere quickly.

Although did find it interesting if you antagonised him (e.g. removed a leaf near him to get a better shot), these two red “feelers” would come out.

Not sure what their purpose is, not overly scarey, even when waved about in a menacing fashion.

Ok, stopped teasing the Caterpillar, and on the other side of the garden, found this small Grasshopper (Locust) slowly backing into the darkness of where the leaves come out from the plant, but the flash gave me the required light to capture him.

I did take a few more, and may process them another (rainy) day.

Cheers Dave