22 April 2007

Thru a macro lens ...


One reason why I've bought a DSLR was that I've always wanted to do real macro shots. Some of my imaginary readers think I take good pictures of flowers, but honestly, they're more flukes.

Now, I'm not putting down the point and shoots, the normal digital cameras. I still hang on to my Nikon 7900, and for the price you pay, it does a lot. For most people, all the extra $$$ to get some of these pictures is just too much $$$, and I'd agree too.

A few years ago, a DSLR was more like a luxury item, not a camera Moz should be having.


However, after seeing the world through a macro lens on my D80, I'm not going back. It's a very different world you see through a macro lens. Even a little ant looks so much more different ...


Here's the first test shots using the Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 1:1 Macro lens on my D80. In the little confine I call my garden, I've had such a lot to photograph, it's amazing !

See that green circle? There are 3 tiny flowers there ... which looks like this under 1:1 magnification.

You just can't help but be amazed by what beauty even tiny flowers are.

And that seemingly insignificant weed?

Looks really good under 1:1 magnification, no?

I still am not very good at taking insects, etc. There's so much more to learn, and I'm sure the macro shots will get better with time.

I still get my exposures wrong all the time. The girlfriend, who's seen the rest of the pictures will agree. I go from totally overexposed to totally underexposed and a few more shots before getting it right. Good thing flowers don't complaint about posing for me !

9 comments:

Applegal said...

Watch out, the giant ants are invading earth, aaah!! Run for your life!! XD The first photo looks like the sun :)

pelf said...

Two things.

(1) I will stop coming over the next time you say "your imaginary readers". We're ALL real. Real people, d*mnit.

(2) So there won't be a post on THE GIRLFRIEND? Since you're including her in your every post now and then. Significantly more than before.

OK. Bye :)

Jemima said...

One of these days, I'll read about the launch of your photography book. :)

Nice ones, Moz. :D

may said...

*my compact Nikon 5200 digicam says...*

when I grow up, I want to be just like Moz's Nikon 7900!

Winn said...

insignificant weed? thats me...

your imaginary angel said...

*stands behind pelf with arms akimbo*
*nod nod nod*

Che-Cheh said...

I guess it's time for a 'girlfriend' post + pose. Don't you think so? ;)

moz monster said...

applegal:
hahahaha ... yeah ... I have a blurred picture of the giant spider who had taken over Malaysia too !!! XD

pelf:
Ok ok ... I'll refer to my readership as "Pelf and my imaginary readers" ...

*fans pelf*

So, what do you want to know about my girlfriend?

jemima:
You'll probably read about the shutterbug who was caught peddling DVD instead !

may:
*Moz punya laptop says*:
When I grow up, I wanna be like May's macbook ...

winn:
Really? You wor? Insignificant weed wor ...

*Starts to describe Moz as insignificant plant that's even more insignificant than weed*

my imaginary angel:
*bites nails and shudder in fear*

ok ok ok ... "Pelf, Angel and my imaginary readers" ... happy ?

che-cheh:
If you want to know about my girlfriend, you'll have to buy us both a sumptous meal. Can ?

Now with all you PayPerPost $$$ ... poor DVD peddler like me how to compare ?

Kenny Ng said...

D80 is my dream DSLR!