Category : Macro / Close up

365 Project : Day 232

I saw this camera which is a Sony NEX-5 with 18-55mm lens which was advertised for sale and was barely 2 months old. I have no plans on buying a NEX5 but the price was really a good offer so I grabbed it! I have tested it for a few days and I was blown away with the quality of the pictures, especially in high ISO, It has the same sensor size as any APS-C DSLR cameras including my 7D. […]

365 Project : Day 208

I had a similar shot before, only this time I wanted the flame to be the main subject. I really like the shape of the flame. Gear: Canon 7D + Canon 100mm f2.8 + 580exII with LumiQuest softbox III Settings: f4.0 | 1/200 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest Softbox III @ 1/128 power on the front right Trigger: Canon 7D built in wireless flash transmitter Post Process: Cropped the image Applied some brightness and contrast adjustments Thanks […]

365 Project : Day 204

I found some of these in our garden in the Philippines so I rushed to get my macro lens and my 580exii speedlite with lumiquest softbox III =) Gear: Canon 7D + Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Settings: f10 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Post process: Contrast adjustments Dodge and burn Have a nice weekend! /Mike

365 Project : Day 147

This is a red hibiscus flower, google it and you’ll find out a lot of medicinal uses for this flower 🙂 Gear: Lumix LX3 Settings: f2.0 | 1/320 | ISO 80 Post Process: Adjusted contrast Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 135

I was not feeling well last night so I have to post this only today.  Anyway, the good thing about these ants is that, they don’t move so quickly and they stop every now and then, giving me opportunity to take a decent shot 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tamron 90mm f2.8 Settings: f3.5 | 1/125 | ISO 250 Post processing: Adjusted contrast Dodging and burning Applied a square crop and added vignette Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 125

This flower is very common back in the Philippines, it is called Gumamela, or Hibiscus in English.  Not only it’s very pretty but it is medicinal as well.  Gumamela flowers are used as an expectorant in bronchitis, for general coughs, and as a refrigerant drink in fevers just to name a few of its uses. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tamron 90mm f2.8 Settings: f4.5 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Post process: Adjusted contrast Applied vignette Weekend, almost at there… /Mike

365 Project : Day 109

Macro photography is probably one if not the hardest type of photography for me.  So I give a lot of credits to macro photographers, they really deserve it.   It requires a lot of patience and technique to master this area of photography.  I am always fascinated with macro photography and this is me trying one… Gear: Canon 7 D + Tamron 90mm f2.8 Settings: f4.5 | 1/160 | ISO 640 Post processing: Cropped the image to square format Adjusted vibrance […]

365 Project : Day 102

Haven’t been doing water shots lately…  I wanted an up-close and personal shot of the water this time;  I also wanted to get the angle where the water is actually flowing.  Shot this inside the bathtub 🙂   I don’t think I can use my 7D on this shot so I opted for my LX3. Gear: Lumix LX3 + 580exii Settings: f2.8 | 1/200 | ISO 80 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox III @ 1/64 power, placed on top right […]

365 Project : Day 067

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” – Winston Churchill Nothing much to say,  just sharing a quote from Mr. Churchill. Oh, and by the way, I missed shooting with my point & shoot cam, lumix lx3, so I decided to use it for today’s shoot. Gear: Lumix LX3 + 580exii Settings: f4.0 | 1/160 | ISO 80 Strobist: 580exii + LumiQuest Sofbox III @ 1/32 power on camera left Trigger: Phottix […]

365 Project : Day 066

Again, some last minute shot.  I was planning to shoot with my Lumix tonight but, it didn’t work out somehow.  So, I had to come up with something else.  I was actually checking what to have for breakfast tomorrow so I checked the milk and found out it was already spoiled… And when I was about to throw it, this idea came to me 🙂  So, the milk did not get spoiled in vain! Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm […]