Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bored at Home Macro

Maybe it is raining outside and you don't have anything to do. Maybe it isn't raining, but you go no where else to go. What do you do? Feel like taking photos? If you do macro photography, there are a lot of things you can take photos of! Just look around your house, I assure you will find something. :) Today, I want to show you some macro photos I took of objects around the house. All of these photos were taken with the help of my Kenko Extension Tubes and a few shots were lit using my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT. Most of the photos here were taken with my new Canon EOS 5D Mark III except for one photo which I shot with my Canon EOS 7D

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 2012 macro shots, use this linkTo see all of my 2012 at home and backyard photography photos, use this link.

Photo of an orange's skin. This was the only shot taken using my Canon EOS 7D. I shot this photo using one of the fruits on my orange tree in my front yard. 

I sometimes solder up electronic circuits so I have quite some electronic components laying around. Here is a photo of a resistor I had lying around my parts bin. 

A photo of a spring I had lying in my parts bin. 

For this photo, I laid a US Dime (10¢) on a DVD that failed the burning process. The DVD creates the colorful background. If you want to see more of coin shots like this, I have some photos from a previous blog post on a US Quarter (25¢). 

Drops of water can always help spice up an image. I covered the back of the US Dime (10¢) with water and quickly gave the rest of the DVD a spray using my spray bottle. A spray bottle is always handy for macro photography, especially on flowers and leaves! 

Yum. Jelly Belly. That is right, I took a jelly bean out of my Jelly Belly jar to get a photo of it. Good thing I got through the shot with out eating it first. LOL

Here is another photo of the jelly bean. Just looking at this makes me want some now, which is exactly what I will be doing after I finish typing this sentence. 

I also found some LEDs in my parts bin. Here are a few photos. The above is of my green LED. 

Another photo of my green LED. 

After trial and error placing these 3 LEDs under my camera set up, I finally got it. Here is a photo of my red, green, and yellow LEDs. It takes a lot of time to set it up. Remember, the camera's angle of view is only around 3.5 cm across. You need patience and steady hands to set it up. 

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