Monday, June 23, 2014

Macro Photography (Bug, Flowers, & Strawberries)

I recently did some macro photography shots and I am here to show you guys. In this blog post you will see bug photos, flowers photos, and strawberry photo. The photos are shot using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with my Kenko Extension Tubes and Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.

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I found this bug outside on a tree. I think it might be a cricket but I am not sure so I am just going to call it bug.

Update 11/11/2014: Some of my followers on Google+ pointed out this is actually a kissing bug. I am so glad that this thing just stayed pretty still in the petri dish for the whole photo shot and didn't bite me or anything. Never again am I going to bring a bug I can't identify into my house for photos!

I recently got myself some glass petri dishes and a few small food storage containers to catch bugs and photograph them so there will definitely more photos coming soon of small bugs! That is if I don't end up breaking all 5 petri dishes I got! HAHA If you know me, I am pretty careless with my stuff. After this bug photo shoot, I already broke one of the dishes. LOL That is why I got a pack of 5. 

I noticed that the logo on the box I was using to elevate the dish was showing up in my photos so I replaced the background with a piece of paper. 

One last photo of the bug. 

The next day I took the macro set up outside into my front yard for a few photos. Here is a macro photo of a dandelion. 

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) Macro
I then got photos of some really really tiny flowers under macro conditions. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

I got some strawberry plants growing in the front yard. Here is a photo of an unripe strawberry. 

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