Saturday, June 30, 2012

Macro Fun




The world of macro photography gives us a further glimpse into the awesome and intricate details of God's creation.

Just recently I discovered that my little snap-on Raynox macro conversion lens will also work with my telephoto kit lens (55-250mm), giving me opportunity to move in even closer. Today I took time to experiment and have some fun with this combination.

First photo has minor cropping, taken at 55mm.




The last two photos are not cropped at all. The one above is taken at 123mm, the one below at 250mm, minor editing only - no cropping, no tripod.




The keys to using the Raynox with both my old fixed-lens camera and my DSLR are manual focusing, keeping the camera steady (easier when sitting down or leaning the camera against something) and patience. The results are delightful and fascinating to me.


Sharing at Weekly Top Shot, I Heart Macro, Your Sunday Best, Macro Monday.

55 comments:

ju-north said...

Love these shots!

geanina said...

beautiful macros! i like it...:)

Giga said...

Faktycznie, wyniki są wspaniałe w postaci pięknych zdjęć. Pozdrawiam.
Indeed, the results are wonderful as the beautiful pictures. Yours.

tinajo said...

Pretty shots!

Rosemary said...

Brilliant

Jeanne said...

See you are having more awesome fun with your macro. Isn't that snap on lens awesome!

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Fantastisch...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Marty said...

yes, these are beautiful ! I enjoy macros so much !
have a wonderful weekend

Sylvia K said...

Delightful macros and beautiful flowers and colors! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Heart n Soul said...

wow, these are amazing ... fabulous :)

flowersandhome said...

Love your photography. Love macro photography. It's as you say, it gives us a glimpse into the details of the beautiful nature that surrounds us. It's a dream of me to once have a camera with macrolens as well.
Bye,
Marian

Filip and Kristel said...

Super macro's, certainly the first one.

Greetings,
Filip

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Simply beautiful! Will this Raynox lens work on Canon lenses? Thanks for sharing!

MaryL said...

Wow!!! Especially love the second photo :)

Ruth B. said...

amazing shots

Barb said...

Your macro shots are delightful to me too. You are definitely my Raynox guru! Someday, with enough practice I hope to achieve your results!

Lisa said...

So pretty! I love the second one especially and the details on the last shot. Isn't God's creation just amazing?!

Joy said...

what brilliant colours! You know how to catch a feeling of a flower.

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful macros.

Jeanne said...

So are you not using a tripod for any of these?? Pretty steady if not! Very nice work

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Jeanne,

I don't have a tripod but my kit lenses do have Image Stabilisation. I also try to sit down, making bit of a tripod by resting elbows on my knees where possible.
Sometimes a tripod would be handy but I mostly like to wander free without extra lenses or gear even if I'm only in my backyard.

Deanna said...

Love me some macro..that dandelion is perfect!! Have fun with your macros!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Those are great. That's what I love about photography--being able to get in close enough to see the tiny details.

JackieShoemaker said...

Amazing photos!! I love macro!

Sarah said...

Brilliant your pics!!!! The second is my favorite....Love Sarah

el-mundo-en-colores said...

I love macro photos! good shots!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful macros!

Deborah said...

glorious!

Jana said...

thanks for this amazing dive in details+colours! loved it...

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful images! God's creations are indeed wonderful!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Love the first one best!

Bears Fan said...

I LOVE your photography, love the individual wish.

Karen said...

Great shots! I love my Raynox!

einfachtilda said...

Besser geht es nicht. Sehr gut!!

LG Mathilda ♥

shutterbuggbitten said...

Wonderful! Those are awesome shots!

Scott said...

Wonderful macros. Your focus color and composition are all so well done. Beautiful.

pinkoddy said...

Such amazing photos, thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Stunning shots. Love Macro...

Madge Bloom said...

Oh my, those shots are amazing! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #37!

S.R Style said...

Love your photography.

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is perfection!

Kim,USA

January said...

Awesome Macro! I love macro so much.. hope to take photos like these..:)

Orange Zinnia

2BPhotog said...

Beautiful macro shots!

Jama said...

Great macro!

Nancy Claeys said...

How neat that your Raynox works with your DSLR! The results are amazing.

Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xoxo

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice pictures. I think your tip can apply to almost all macro - turn off the auto-focus!

Stewart M - Australia

Gunilla said...

Stunning shots, so beautiful!

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Em S said...

Wow! That is pretty amazing!

Linda R said...

WOW!! These are some awesome Macro shots.

Hugs~

Kaipiroska said...

That first shot is really awesome!

Marie said...

You are the queen of macro photography! Have to get back on red bubble and buy some more cards!

Liz said...

Beautiful shots! I would love a macro lens.

Angie said...

Yes, agreed. Macro shots are better when you're really really steady, so sitting or leaning up against something is often very helpful in that regard. And oh my GOODNESS! You're just brilliant. :) xo

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Macro tugs at my heart and your photos are awesome. I do not have the lens you do but do have a Sony close up macro lens type filter with a +3.00 diopter power. Amazing how GOD put so much detail that we cant see with our eyes. Thanking him we can with the aide of our cameras. Keep up the good work.

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