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.
This article shares a selection of ten images captured hand-held using the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls Canada.
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.
This week my M.Zuiko MC-20 Teleconverter arrived from Olympus Americas. This short article provides some initial impressions on this piece of gear. Also included is a selection of images captured using this teleconverter. The M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter weighs 150 grams (~5.3 oz). It measures 59.8 mm in diameter (~2.4 inches) x 25.9 mm in length (~1.0 inch).
On occasion I like to create some photographic challenges for myself. Today I decided that I would venture out to a familiar area and allow myself only one photograph for each stop that I made. The challenge included being limited to one camera and one lens. I also set a time limit of one hour during which to capture all of my images. So… I grabbed a camera and headed out for my Niagara Parkway challenge.
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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Before we get into this article I’d like to thank one of our readers, Motografia, for providing the creative spark for this article. During a recent visit to Bird Kingdom I decided to try a high ISO ETTR test. The term ETTR stands for ‘expose to the right’. This is a somewhat controversial technique in which a photographer purposely exposes an image ‘to the right’ in order to maximize highlight details.
While eagles are not that common in Southern Ontario, we do have the opportunity to see them from time to time. This article shares some images of an in-flight eagle captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X. I photographed the eagle as it flew over the ponds at Hendrie Valley in Burlington Ontario.
Sometimes Mother Nature sends us small ‘slice of life’ gifts when we least expect them. This short article features a series of 26 consecutive images of a house sparrow taking off, then doing a mid flight U-turn.
Late last week I had the opportunity to visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Many people who visit the greater Toronto area have no idea that this facility even exists. With almost 50 vintage aircraft on display, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will be of interest to aircraft enthusiasts.