Tag : macro

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 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 052

Well, let me get this straight, this ring is not mine 🙂 This ring is from a friend… He called from the Philippines tonight and made a “request” for my 365 to feature his ring.  Well, there you go! All I can say is that, the ring looks pretty good!  Looks very expensive indeed 🙂  Congrats! Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 580exii Settings : f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III […]

365 Project : Day 051

Today, nothing special 🙂  Just a normal CD lying around the house, putting some water drops and a little experimentation with the position of the speedlites.   It gives different shades of rainbow colors every time I change the angle of the strobes.  Again, something new I learned with my little science experiment 🙂  Creating your own rainbow is fun! 😀 Gear: 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 430exii + 580exii Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii […]

365 Project : Day 046

Another last minute shot 🙂 I had the idea of the lemon with the water drops but I was not able to get the effect I want, so I moved it to the sink to get a running water… Then at the last minute added this background to give a colorful punch 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 macro + 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox […]

365 Project : Day 004

You need patience and lots and lots of it.   Add a dependable macro lens, a ring flash adapter, a flash gun and most importantly a very cooperative insect model! wheew! that’s the recipe of a successful 1:1 macro shot (at least that’s from my experience).  To be honest, this is my first 1:1 macro shot, because I have all the above ingredients for some time, except for the cooperative model, but today… it came!  Just when I needed it the […]