Category Archives: Insect Photography

Nikon 1 V3 Bee Photography

Regardless of the camera system that each of us may own, it is always fun and insightful to do some experimentation with one’s gear. Since buying my Nikon 1 V3s I’ve been using them almost exclusively to capture images of birds. As a test I did some Nikon 1 V3 bee photography, using some extension tubes and a selection of 5 different lenses. Continue reading Nikon 1 V3 Bee Photography

Insectarium with Extension Tubes

If you’re planning a trip to the Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia, you may want to consider including a visit to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Among other things, the facility has a new insect display. This article features a small selection of images captured at Insectarium with Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1. Continue reading Insectarium with Extension Tubes

Leafhopper with 30-110mm

While at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory I noticed a few unusual insects on some of the foliage and took some close-up images of them with a Nikon 1 J5, 1 Nikon 30-110 mm and MOVO extension tubes. I followed up with the folks at the conservatory and discovered that the insects were leafhoppers. Continue reading Leafhopper with 30-110mm

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth 60fps

A few days ago I was in my backyard waiting in vain for a hummingbird to visit when I noticed something hovering around one of our butterfly bushes. I grabbed my camera and went to investigate. Rather than photographing a hummingbird at 60 fps as I had planned, Mother Nature sent a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth instead. Continue reading Hummingbird Clearwing Moth 60fps

Butterfly images with Nikon 1 J5

Visiting the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory is always an enjoyable experience. There is a wonderful assortment of butterflies free-flying in the facility, as well as interesting flowers. I decided to spend a couple of hours capturing butterfly images with a Nikon 1 J5, 1 Nikon 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 VR zoom lens, and some MOVO extension tubes thrown in for good measure. Continue reading Butterfly images with Nikon 1 J5

Images of Butterflies Feeding

I recently purchased a set of Movo extension tubes for Nikon 1 and I went out today to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory to do a bit of fieldwork for my corresponding review. In the process of doing that work I was able to capture some unusual images that I thought I’d share with readers in advance of my extension tube review.

As many of you know I like to push things a bit from time to time and after a bit of shooting at the Conservatory I decided to link all three Movo Extension tubes together (10 mm, 16 mm, 21 mm) to see what would happen. Well…it ended up being quite an interesting couple of hours and I was able to capture a few images of butterflies feeding. Continue reading Images of Butterflies Feeding