Category Archives: Insect Photography

HHHR Test with M.Zuiko 150-600

This article discusses an HHHR (Handheld Hi Res) test with the M.Zuiko 150-600, and shares some handheld images captured at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory.

My objective with this short test was simply to find out how well the Handheld Hi Res technology would work with the M.Zuiko 150-600 and its Sync-IS. All of the images featured in this article are full frame captures without any cropping… but resized for this website.

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Focus Stacked Butterfly Images

This article shares a small selection of in-camera focus stacked butterfly images captured handheld at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory.

My wife and I had not been to the facility for quite a while. After buying our yearly memberships we decided to spend a few minutes composing some images.

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Bees With Digital Teleconverter

This article discusses photographing bees with a digital teleconverter and shares a selection of handheld images captured earlier this week. While it can be a fun and interesting experiment to do extreme tests with one’s gear, it is also important to assess things from a practical perspective.

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Digital Teleconverter Extreme Test

This article features a selection of digital teleconverter extreme test images captured handheld during this past weekend in my backyard. As regular readers know, on occasion I enjoy conducting extreme tests with my camera gear. This helps me better understand the limitations of my camera equipment, as well as assess my current level of photographic skills.

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Praying Mantis at Night Test

This article features a selection of praying mantis at night test images that were captured handheld using in-camera focus stacking and the M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens.

Sometimes Mother Nature provides a photographic test opportunity which represents a significant challenge. Such was the case yesterday night when a praying mantis decided to perch on the glass panel of my kitchen’s patio door.

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Pro Capture Choices

The number of Pro Capture choices that can be created with almost every attempted image run is both incredible and addicting. After using Pro Capture H and L for a number of years now, I cannot imagine owning a camera that did not have this technology.

This article shares 15 consecutive handheld photographs of two dragonflies briefly meeting. These 15 frames were captured in a total of 1/4 of a second.

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Dragonflies Landing

This article shares a selection photographs of dragonflies landing and discusses technique, including the use of Pro Capture H to create these images. All of the photographs in this article were captured handheld during a short 90 minute visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG).

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