Category Archives: Macro

Handheld Focus Stacked Macro Butterfly Images

During a recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory I concentrated on capturing some handheld focus stacked macro butterfly images, using an Olympus E-M1X and the M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. This article features a selection of handheld focus stacked macro butterfly images and discusses some practical considerations when using this Olympus in-camera feature.

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Handheld Macro Focus Stacking

Over the past number of months I’ve had a few Olympus camera owners ask if I had tried the in-camera focus stacking feature of my OM-D E-M1X. Yesterday I visited the Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB) in Burlington Ontario and did some handheld macro focus stacking test images.

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RGB HHHR Macro

HHHR macro (handheld high resolution) photography is quickly becoming one of my favourite pastimes. It is a great example of how advances in camera technology can challenge our existing beliefs about photography. In this case, handheld high resolution macro images. This article shares a selection of HHHR macro images captured at the RGB (Royal Botanical Gardens) in Burlington Ontario.

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Newly Emerged Atlas Moth

From time to time we are treated with something a bit special when we are out with our cameras. Such was the case during a recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory. I had the opportunity to capture some images of a newly emerged Atlas Moth.

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F/11 Butterfly Macro Images

There are a few different ways to capture macro images, some of which can be quite intricate. I dislike using tripods and I don’t have much patience for complicated set-ups. So, my preference is to shoot macro photographs handheld. This short article features a selection of f/11 butterfly macro images captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, coupled with an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. An Olympus STF-8 Twin Macro Flash was also used.

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Floral Showhouse Macro Images

As a follow up to our recent article, Hi Res Cactus Images, this posting features some Floral Showhouse macro images of flowers. All photographs were captured handheld with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X and an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens, using the Handheld Hi Res Mode.

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STF-8 Twin Macro Flash

We recently added anĀ Olympus STF-8 Twin Macro Flash to our kit. The unit gives us more flexibility with our macro photography as we can now extend our work into low light situations. This article shares some images captured during our first attempt using the STF-8 Twin Macro Flash. Readers interested in the full specifications of this flash can use the link provided.

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Hand-held Hi Res Macro Tips

This article shares some Hand-held Hi Res Macro Tips and a selection of images captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X and an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Many of the tips provided in this article can be used for hand-held macro photography that is not Hi Res. All of the images in this article were captured outdoors.

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Using a Macro Lens with Extension Tubes

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.

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Hand-held Macro Flower Images

I brought my Olympus TG-5 with me during our recent trip to Ireland, as a bit of an insurance policy against rainy weather. While it did come in handy a number of times in this regard, I also used it for some hand-held macro flower images. This article shares a selection of hand-held macro flower images captured at the Irish National Stud & Gardens.

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