Last days of summer …

Last days of summer … As get towards the mid point of September then we also get towards the last days of summer. The long days are already starting to fade away, the lights at home are on a little earlier and I find myself reaching for some slightly warmer clothing in the evening. But […]

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Garden macro – insect picture post

Garden macro – insect picture post Another macro blog post from the garden. The pictures in this post are primarily insects, although the colours of some of the flowers made it irresistible for me not to take and include a few more pictures of them (similar to those in the previous blog post) Camera gear […]

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Colour in the garden – picture post

Colour in the garden – picture post I couldn’t ever really say I’m the most enthusiastic gardener, but I do like the garden to look reasonably neat and tidy and I enjoy it most when there is plenty of greenery and plenty of colour. This year has seen us have plenty of that in our […]

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Macro photography in the garden

Macro photography in the garden Visitors to the blog will probably have seen some of the previous macro photographs I have taken, although it’s been a while since I posted any. The last couple of posts are at these two links link one and link two The pictures in this post (scroll down for the […]

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Macro photography with Sigma 107 and Neewer ring flash

Macro photography with Sigma 107 and Neewer ring flash I have been really enjoying getting to grips with macro photography and improving the light source was a game changer for me. With that in mind I have a number of ‘home made’ softboxes of varying sizes, shapes and material and each of them have been […]

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Macro photography at Lyme park

Macro photography at Lyme park During our recent trip to Lyme Park we took some time out to spend half an hour or so with the macro lenses on. I had my Sigma 105mm lens and for the images in the picture gallery used one of my home made soft boxes, which for the most […]

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Macro photography with Sigma 105mm f2.8

Macro photography with Sigma 105mm f2.8 More images, almost all of insects taken in the garden using the Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro lens mounted on a Canon EOS 90D. Picture gallery Clicking on any of the images below will open a picture gallery that you can click or scroll through.

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Macro photography and trying to get the light right

Macro photography and trying to get the light right I have said many times, that getting the light right with macro photography is one of the critical elements to getting a decent picture, and that applies whether using natural light or artificial light. Of course getting the light right is at the heart of all […]

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