Monday, January 14, 2013

Plants In My Yard

Before I get started on today's blog post, I would like to tell you about a great product that I own. Let me ask you first: Do you have a device like the Canon EOS 7D that only takes Compact Flash cards? Hate the big prices on the Compact Flash Cards? What if I tell you that you can use your current SD cards lying around your house in these devices? Well you can with the SD-CF II: SD to CF Type II Adapter. This little adapter will adapt all your SD cards (SDHC and SDXC) into a CF card! Unlike other brands of adapters, I can shoot 1080p video on my camera with no breaks! Other cheaper adapters sometimes don't have the speed to support 1080p video, this adapter is not one of them. If you are tight on your photography budget and have a bunch of SD cards lying around, this adapter is definitely a must have for you!

Now let's move onto the introduction to today's photos. What do you do when you got no where to go? Take photos in your yard! :) If you have a big yard like me, you probably have a lot of plants and flowers growing there. There are a lot of things to take photos of especially at the macro level! Today I am going to show you some macro shots of plants growing in both my front yard and my backyard. I hope you enjoy viewing these photos! All of the photos were taken with the help of a pair of Kenko Extension Tubes and my handy Canon Speedlite 600EX RT.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best macro photography shots of 2012, use this link. To see all of my at home and backyard photography shots of 2012, use this link.

A leaf of a plant in my front yard. 

2 more shots of that leaf. 

Dandelion in my backyard. 

Golgi Berry Plant in my backyard. The berries are delicious. :)

Another leaf on a plant in my yard. 

Focus stacked image of millet growing in my yard. Remember my 2 parakeets? I dump their poop bowl in my front yard and millet grows from it! :) They love the fresh millet during spring and summer. They were very angry with me when they saw me taking photos of it instead of feeding it to them. XD 

Focus stacked image of the skin of an unripe orange. I have an orange tree in my front yard. 

I hope you have enjoyed viewing these photos of different plants in my yard! If you want to start off cheap macro, please consider Kenko Extension Tubes and the Canon Speedlite 600EX RT. Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.