Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Photo's from Bashakill and Reverse Ring Test

It took me a little longer than planned to go through the images from my last couple trips from the Bashakill, and the flower photographs that I was trying to take with the reverse lens.  A lot of the flower photographs didn’t come out as planned and I think next time I will try using a tripod to eliminate blur.  I am not sure if it was just the tiny depth of field or if some hand held movement caused some of the blur. 

However I did take one photograph of a dandelion (pictured above) that I thought was decent.  I am also uploading the garter snake photograph that I took when I was outside photographing the flowers.  

The one photograph from the Bashakill trip is the baby Canadian goose photograph, which I was pleased with.  Hope you enjoy the photographs.  I will hopefully get out a few days this week and get some more photographs.  Until next time.   

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Home for the Summer

Since my last post I have not had many opportunities to get out and photograph anything.  Partly due to me being away at college.  Now summer is finally here and I am home, where there are many more opportunities to photograph wildlife and nature.  A couple days last week I was messing around with the Reverse Lens Technique trying to photograph flowers.  I mounted my 55 mm lens in reverse, using my reversing ring and mounted that on a stack of Kenko extension tubes.  I was surprised by the results.  With a regular mounted lens the extension tubes would allow you to be able to focus on closer subjects to the lens.  With the reverse lens mount on extension tubes, I found that it lets you stay further away from the subject which in some cases will be very nice.  I was happy about this because with just the lens you sometimes would be right on top of the subject in order for it to focus, but with the set of extension tubes it allowed me to be a little further away from the subject.  Hopefully this will help a lot when photographing insects, where as before it was a challenge to focus on animals because you had to get so close.  I also stumbled across either a ribbon or garter snake not sure which, when I was experimenting.  So I took a few shots with the normal mounted lens as well.  I have not had a chance to upload the images to my computer yet, but hopefully I will get to it this week and post some of the images by the end of the week.  Until next time.