Recently I visited the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory to test out some Kenko DG Extension Tubes. I mounted the extension tubes and a M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens on my Olympus OM-D E-M1X. At times, this high magnification gear combination required some additional hand-holding support. I had the opportunity to use my forearm camera support technique during this photo session. One of our readers, Ray Miller, joined me at the facility and took a photo to help document this camera technique.
Most of us use extension tubes and macro lenses separately for our close-up photography needs. As regular readers will know, I like to push my camera gear to see what will happen. This article features a selection of hand-held images captured by combining an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens with extension tubes. All of the photographs in this article were created at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to get out in my backyard a few times to photograph some wild monarch butterflies in flight. This short article shares some of the hand-held images that I’ve been able to capture. At this point I’m still experimenting with technique.
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One of the lenses never produced for the Nikon 1 system was a dedicated macro lens. Nikon 1 owners can still experiment with macro-type photography by using extension tubes. This article provides some tips on using extension tubes with Nikon 1 gear. Many of these suggestions can be used with other interchangeable lens camera formats.
I should state right up front that this article is based on some first attempt experimentation. As a consequence the results are not up to the standard that I would have liked. I certainly don’t mind sharing first attempt results with readers. The experience led to some potential learning to share. Photographing captive butterflies in flight hand-held is an interesting challenge. This article shares a selection of images and some of my initial thoughts about adjusting my technique for the future.
It is amazing what we can find to photograph right at our feet. I was out just before dinner today trying to photograph some ants. Not having any extension tubes or a macro lens with me made this a bit of a creative challenge. After experimenting for a little while, I noticed some ants dragging dinner home across my cement walk. I was intrigued. As is often said… small things amuse small minds.
One of the features available when using the microscopic setting with the Olympus TG-5 is focus stacking. This article features some butterfly focus stacked images captured hand-held at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory.
Yesterday I took a few hours away from some current projects and visited the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory with my Olympus TG-5. I wanted to experiment a bit more with this camera so I could better understand its capabilities, especially when shooting in microscopic mode. This article shares a selection of Olympus TG-5 butterfly macro images. Continue reading Olympus TG-5 Butterfly Macro Images
This article shares a selection of Atlas Moth macro images captured handheld with an Olympus TG-5 at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls Ontario. Continue reading Atlas Moth Macro Images
If you’re like me, one of the insect subjects that you may find challenging to photograph handheld is dragonflies. While on a recent tropical holiday I took the opportunity to practice my approach capturing images of these interesting creatures. This article shares some tips on photographing dragonflies. Continue reading Tips on Photographing Dragonflies Hand-held