Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Macro Insects - Extension Tubes

     Because today was such a nice day, and because it's been a long time since I've shot Macro photos, I decided to get out my Extension Tubes to convert my 200mm F2.8 lens into a Macro Lens.  I use an inexpensive set of extension tubes that mounts between my camera body and the lens.
    As Wikipedia puts it, "The tube contains no optical elements; its sole purpose is to move the lens farther from the image plane. The farther away the lens is, the closer the focus, the greater the magnification . . ."   For these shots I used about 60mm of extension resulting in considerable magnification and enjoyed experimenting with the different insects I found.
    Here are several samples from my shots today.

Wasp Macro Sml

Fuzzy Wuzzy Worm (1) Sml

Butterfly Macro Sml

     I had a great time and was glad I took a few minutes to deviate from my standard photography style!

Quote of the Day:

     I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
       - Noel Coward


Lil-Rosi September 29, 2010 at 3:06 PM  

Oh, very nice! You'll have to explain this technique to me sometime.



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