Tag: macro photography

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Springtime Macro Photography with Sigma 105mm/2.8 + Canon 70D

Taking along my Canon 70D and my beloved 105mm Art DG HSM Macro lens I went out into the green countryside to enjoy the nice weather outside. Up to now I have mainly captured impressions of food and details of the interior, but with the spring sun coming out I got inspired and motivated to ...

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DP2 Quattro, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250

While taking photos of the Christmas tree ornaments it struck me that my two achromatic lenses, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250, have increased Sigma DP2 Quattro’s magnification factor quite considerably, despite DP2Q’s short focal length. I found that quite interesting, given that achromatic lenses are supposed to increase the magnification factor more, the longer the ...

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Grasshopper portraits and other macros

You don’t get the chance every year to go for a long walk on Boxing Day. But thanks to the unusually high temperatures that wasn’t any problem this year. On the contrary, taking a walk in the sunshine at 11°C was very pleasant. In my photo bag I had the Sigma DP3M with the achromatic ...

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Sigma DP3M Marumi, DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250 on a real macro photo stroll

Here on my blog I’ve already shown some photos I shot with my Sigma DP3M and the achromatic lenses Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250. However, those were only test images of a tape measure in order to find out what magnification factor the combination achieves. Besides that, I’ve documented the fan replacement on my neighbor’s ...

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A fascinating and beautiful animal: Costasiella kuroshimae aka “Leaf Sheep Nudibranch”

Today when I was browsing on 500px, I came across the Costasiella kuroshimae. The sea slug does not only qualify as a nice motif, it is also a fascinating animal from a scientific point of view: in English it is also known as “Leaf-Sheep Nudibranch” and it is one of the very few animals capable ...

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Something different for a change: black and white macros

I’ve been thinking about going to London for three or four days, but after almost an entire week of the typical London weather here in Belgrade I pretty much dumped the idea. Why spend money if I can get the London flair – which I can only stomach in small doses at a time anyway ...

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Macro photography is not like riding a bicycle

It’s said you never forget how to ride a bike. Unfortunately, macro-photography is not like riding a bike – at least, that is not my impression, after the first two macro sessions of the season. I do know that I have to close the aperture a bit more – something the reader Jürgen Rötzsch pointed ...

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The macro-season is open!

If anybody is like me, tends to develop winter fat during winter, and wants to get rid of it again as soon as possible, they should try macro-photography. 😉 No, I’m not kidding: living the life of the couch-potato during the cold months, it is easy to forget how exhausting hunting six- and eight-legged creatures ...

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Vadim Trunov: Macro Photographer of a Special Kind

Even though macro photography is a broad field that attracts various photographers, I’ve lately had the feeling as if the focus is evermore shifting towards bigger image ratios. Competing for full-format portraits of increasingly smaller animals, the best and most prominent photographers of the genre appear to forget what it is that makes a photo ...

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Tip: Nicky Bay’s Shots of Singpore’s Most Unusual Macro Motifs

As you know, beside four-legged friends also six and eight legged critters rank among my favorite motifs. Unfortunately, I’m naturally too fidgety and impatient to go stalking with a tripod, macro-flashes and diffusors. For that reason, I take pictures mostly from the hip, which isn’t the best way to get sharp images. From time to ...