Tag Archives: Extension tubes

Using Extension Tubes at Belvedere House

Planning for a less hectic schedule towards the end of an extended photographic field trip is always a good idea. Being able to slow down and relax a bit helps to recharge one’s creative battery. This article shares a selection of fifteen macro images captured using extension tubes at Belvedere House, Ireland.

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Photographing Small Birds Using Extension Tubes

A few days ago I took a break from a number of projects on which I’m working, by visiting Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls Canada. It was a marginal day at best. The sky was overcast with rain falling. This later turned to a light snow, making the indoor shooting conditions at Bird Kingdom dark and difficult. This article discusses photographing small birds using extension tubes. This topic will be included in my upcoming bird photography eBook. Continue reading Photographing Small Birds Using Extension Tubes

Photographing Frogs with Extension Tubes

In has been a couple of years since I had the opportunity to photograph frogs at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington Ontario. Since photographing frogs with extension tubes involves a number of considerations, I always find this to be both an enjoyable and challenging experience.   Continue reading Photographing Frogs with Extension Tubes

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

Halloween Diorama

The first stop during our recent extended photography tour was the town of Frankenmuth Michigan. My wife specifically wanted to visit Bronner’s, which is known as the world’s largest Christmas store. While she had an very enjoyable time browsing and shopping, I had the chance to use my Deluxe Vello Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 to photograph a Halloween diorama that was on display at the store. Continue reading Halloween Diorama

Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 Review

As many readers will know I did a review on the Econo Vello Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 some time ago. While the auto-focusing with the tubes worked without any issues, the Econo tubes have a plastic lens mount which was prone to cracking and breaking. I recently had the chance to test the Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1. Continue reading Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 Review