Category Archives: Macro

Nikon 1 V2 Butterfly Images

I recently spent some time revisiting some of my Nikon 1 V2 butterfly images, and reprocessing them in post. Since I made some changes to my approach to post processing by adding Topaz Denoise AI, I thought it would be interesting to re-do some old RAW files from 2015. All of the photographs in this article were captured handheld with a Nikon 1 V2, fitted with a 1 Nikon 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom, and using MOVO extension tubes.

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14-150 II with Extension Tubes

This article features a selection of handheld photographs captured with the M.Zuiko 14-150 II with extension tubes. Many photographers enjoy doing macro-type photography but can’t justify buying a dedicated macro lens. This posting demonstrates some of the flower images that are possible when using the M.Zuiko 14-150 II with extension tubes.

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M.Zuiko 75-300 with Extension Tube

This article features some photographs captured with the M.Zuiko 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II with a Kenko 16 mm M4/3 extension tube. It is getting late in our season to photograph insects and flowers, but I thought this would be an interesting final field test of the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II telephoto zoom lens. Given the risks, I have not used my camera gear in any indoor, public venues since February.

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Morning Garden Photography

This article features some early morning garden photography captured handheld during a light, misty rain. Early morning is one of the best times of the day to create images of flowers as we have soft light with which to work.

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Photographing Bees with Teleconverter

This article discusses photographing bees with a teleconverter. This posting shares a selection of test images that were captured handheld using an OM-D E-M1X, M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom lens, M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter, and a 16 mm Kenko Extension Tube.

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Bees One-Handed

This article shares my experiences earlier today, photographing bees one-handed using an E-M1X and M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Finding their use too restrictive, I’ve always hated using tripods, even with macro photography. So today I decided to do something a little different from the norm.

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HHHR Increases Dynamic Range

Some testing done by the folks at Photonstophotos shows that the E-M1X’s Handheld Hi Res mode HHHR increases dynamic range.  And, not just by a fraction, but to a significant degree. If you have not visited Photonstophotos before I would encourage you to do so. This is a great website that provides a wealth of information.

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