I have had my eye on a certain macro-lens for a while. I occasionally like to shoot close-ups and have been using extension tubes, but extension tubes are kind of a pain to use. They reduce image quality and available light and you often need to fiddle around with exactly which tube length you need.… Read More The Butterfly and the Dragonfly
It’s summer time and it hasn’t been much fun to get out and shoot around here as the temperature climbs to over 100F almost every day in August. But, Saturday morning I made myself get out and I decided to try to shoot some close-ups of some bright yellow flowers and bees along the road… Read More Macro Flowers and Bugs
Just a bumble bee in a big yellow wildflower taken not far from my house. Taken just before sunset with the last of the golden hour light. I don’t know what to call these, but they are growing everywhere right now. I’m glad something is enjoying these >100F days we are having.
Happy Father’s Day (in the USA). The day started off cloudy and rainy which ruined my planned morning photography outing. But in the afternoon the sun came out, and being of bored mind I wandered around my backyard and decided that I would take close-up photos of some lantana flowers. I went and grabbed my… Read More Lantana Flower Close-Up
This spring in central Texas we have had a wildflower season that keeps giving. Everyday I drive home from work and see things that I want to shoot. Not far from my home in Leander, there is a large patch of wildflowers that keeps getting better. I went over to this spot Tuesday evening to… Read More Flowers and Wire
One rainy afternoon I saw a large caterpillar in one my small crepe myrtle bushes and ran to get my camera. I wanted to try to get a macro photo of the caterpillar as it was brightly colored. What I didn’t realize until later when I opened the photos up for editing, is that it… Read More Metamorphosis
Today I have just a few butterfly close-ups. When I went down to shoot wildflowers, I noticed a lot of butterflies and went back with a longer lens. I then tried to get close enough to the butterflies to take some pictures. But the butterflies are easily spooked. My main problem was keeping my shadow… Read More Butterfly Close-ups