Roly Poly

I was reading outside today when this curious little crustacean came by and I decided to dust off my camera and take some macro shots. I shot all of these with a 50mm f/1.4 on extension tubes at around f/11. Extension tubes can be a whole lot cheaper than buying a macro lens, but one of the big trade-offs is the having to manually stop down your aperture, which means your viewfinder gets darker and harder to see your subject through as you stop down. Make sure you click on the images to view them larger.

Roly Poly

Roly Poly

Roly Poly

Day 128: Stamp Macro

Stamp Macro

What would you like to see up close?

Nikon D300 – 1/100 sec – f/8 – ISO 200.

Strobist info: single SB-600 at 1/8 power fired through partially-collapsed 43” Westcott shoot-through umbrella to camera right.

Day 127: Macro Mr. Jefferson

Macro Mr. Jefferson

I took a study break tonight to try out the extension tube I got to use with my reverse-mounted 50mm f/1.8 lens. This shot is using all three extension pieces together, getting the lens the furthest away from the sensor as possible. It is not cropped any.

Nikon D300 – 1/100 sec – f/8 – ISO 200.

Strobist info: single SB-600 at 1/8 power fired through partially-collapsed 43” Westcott shoot-through umbrella to camera right.

Day 120: Eyeball Macro

Eyeball Macro

Shot with reverse-mounted 50mm f/1.8

Strobist info: should be obvious if you look at the reflection, but in case you can’t tell, it’s one SB-600 through umbrella to camera left.

Day 108: Lady Bug – Take Two

Lady Bug

We have quite a few lady bugs living in our room this winter, so I tried a few more shots this time using my flash. Strobist info: SB-600 bounced off white paper to camera right.

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