Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Back Yard Macro Part 2

Not true macro as I didn't use a macro lens. I used my trusty voigtlander 35mm/1.7, along with a couple of tiffen magnifying filters, +4 and +2. This got me pretty good magnification without having to be super close to the subjects. While adding filters of any type can create some image quality degradation, I was very happy to see that the sharpness of the voigtlander still shined through.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Backyard Macro

I've had my Minolta 50mm 3.5 macro for a few months but I've rarely had any chance to use it. With the weather getting nice and flowers coming to bloom, I thought I'd try my hands at shooting flowers and bees in macro. My skills definitely need a lot of work but I managed to capture some good shots.
All these were shot handheld on a day that was cloudy and a little windy...so I shot wide open so that I can shoot using the highest shutter speed possible.

I didn't even notice the little guy until I cropped it!

Though the entire pic it out of focus, I kinda like how this turned out...very dreamy.

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