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Super Macro Photography

FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailHello everyone, as some of you may know, I’ve always had a passion for insects from a very young age and it’s showing itself in the kind of photograph I like to take! From the first time I got my hands on a digital camera, I’ve always been a big fan of macro photography. Back in 2003, I had a good old Canon Powershot A70 and was able to take some pretty good shots with it.

Then I took some pictures with a Canon Powershot A640.

I decided it was time to upgrade and got myself a Canon Rebel T2i in 2010. Every year I was buying new things for it like macro extension tubes, a Bower Macro Ring Flash and more recently a Raynox DCR-250.

I’m using the 31mm and 13mm extension tubes on a Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens.

The Raynox DCR-250 enables me to zoom 2.5 times more so that I’m able to fill the entire frame with the insect only.

On top of that I’ve added the Bower Macro Ring Flash which enables me to take pictures with good depth of field between F/25 and F/32 which is crucial when dealing with a slim focus line.

The only drawback of the macro ring flash I’m using right now is that it really brightens some parts of the insect too much as we can clearly see the ring of light reflected right off. To fix this issue I would need to get a diffuser.

Here’s the result of some super macro pictures I took this week-end with this setup: