Weekends at cottage offers a good change for taking photographs of nature and this spring I took a bit closer look in what is going on in my garden.
I have one extreme macro lens which, due to its limitations, most of the time of a year collects dust in a drawer. The lens is capable of taking pictures of small objects/models that are only up to 15cm away (approximately) from the lens front element. The lens is Canon's MP-E65 which is capable of magnifications of up to 5:1x. So, as I've spent a lot of money for the lens and macro flash, I decided to use it for the purpose it was acquired for.
A close look at the uncut grass and... there it is, the macro world. A bit higher, on the bush leaves you may find beautiful colorful and hairy pests / caterpillars....
I use canon mt-24ex with the mp-e65 lens and 580exii with 100mm lens. Recently I started to use both flashes together with the mp-e65 lens - the 580exii is in the slave mode and flashes background in order to get rid of black backgrounds, so the pictures would look more natural. There's no pictures taken with 2 flashes together in this blog but here 2 examples:
Great Macro. share some of my Macro shot. Not taken in my garden though. Wandering the type of Macro Flash that you use. [imgl]https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-robber-fly-image25404903[/imgl] A Robber Fly, taken with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8.
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