2011 Deck – Week 47

I had saved a particular subject for that occasion when I had not taken a single photograph all week, and week 47 was it.  After not having taken out and pressed the shutter button not once all week, I fell back to this subject, I had it planned as a macro photograph all along.

Not having a dedicated macro lens for the SLR, I used my kit lens (18-55mm) and my trusty old Raynox 250 snap-on Macro lens attached to the kit lens and went to work on it  🙂

Abstract? weird? disturbing? all of the above?

Take a close look by clicking on it to see it in the Gallery  🙂

The Deck – Week 46

It’s been another crazy week, somehow not finding the time to do certain things, like check out other photography blogs and process some of my photos.  I took photographs on only three days this week, so one of them had to work for this week’s Deck Photo.

It has been a while since I tried out my Macrography (or Macro Photography), and since I came upon a moth recently in the house, I was quick to grab the opportunity to try some out.  Since I don’t have a nice Canon Macro Lens, I went the old route, I grabbed my 18-55 Kit lens and my Raynox M250 Macro Lens, snapped them on together on the camera and experimented with the subject.

I didn’t have a lighting option available to me, neither softbox nor macro flash, so I was relying on natural sunlight, with it being an overcast day, that wasn’t too helpful either, but I think I got a good shot none-the-less.

I have the Raynox lenses from when I shot with the Canon PowerShot S5, and I love them both, the 250 is a larger magnification, so since I was only using a maximum of 55mm on the kit lens, I went for that one, how they work is that you screw in the Raynox lens onto an adapter and snap it onto the front of the camera lens.

Here’s a portion of the moth’s wing:

 

Macro of Moth Wing - Canon 18-55mm with Raynox M250 Macro Lens