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.
Quote of the Day:
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
- Noel Coward