Photo-A-Day #2170

After this month I am seriously considering that Year Seven of Photo-A-Day is going to be sub titled, The Year of Living Small. I’m not sure I could stick to one theme like that but if I had to do anything, macro would be it. I love macro and I’m getting so much fun shooting macro with my Nikon and special attachments. Today I’m shooting with some Extension tubes with my Sigma 28-70mm lens. I’m using my Sima light to light up the little glass angel. You can see the setup after the jump.

Here is another shot I took with these new extension tubes. I needed some sort of baseline so I shot the beads that I took a few days ago. These came in handy to add a little color to today’s photo-a-day photo.

Some macro of those beads again.

Setting up the Angel for the Shoot.

My Camera with the Extension Tubes. All 3 of them. Must set your camera to manual mode, cannot use flash and must manually focus. You adjust Shutter Speed and ISO only. Not Aperture.

Dare I add the Macro Lens and the 4 Close up Filters to this setup? Dare I?

What is Drew Shooting with?
Model: NIKON D80
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: N/A
Focal Length: N/A
Flash Used: No – Sima Light

This is my own personal DSLR camera that I bought half of. My mother-In-Law bought the other half as an investment of great photos of her grandchildren. With over 26,000 photos of Eva and counting, I’d say she got great ROI on the investment. The opinions about them are 100% mine.

How Does Drew Protect His Photos?
Model: GoFlex™ Ultra-portable Drive
Interface USB 2.0 or 3.0
Capacity: 320GB – 1.5TB
Automatic Backup Software:PC & Mac:
Weight (typical): 150g (.33 lb)
Software: Pre–loaded backup software with encryption

Disclosure: I received a number of Seagate devices including the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive, GoFlex Home, GoFlex TV and GoFlex Net. I’ll be talking about these devices in the coming months. The opinions about the devices are 100% mine.

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6 Responses to “More Fun with Macro”

  1. A year of Macro would certainly be interesting. With the “close up” nature of macro, you could even do something wacky like posting seven different macro photos of the same object over a week’s timespan.

    • Drew says:


      I think that is a great idea. I could run contests for people to try and figure out what I was shooting. There is so much that you can do with macro.

  2. Okay, so my boyfriend and I were just amazed at 26,000 pictures of one human being. I have a dinky little Nikon Coolpix P50, but it’s the best camera I’ve ever owned, and with it I take some pretty good point-and-shoot pics of our 7 month old.

    But these pics are quite lovely, and I wish I could say with the camera extension tubes that size doesn’t matter…but the proof is in the photo.

    Look at what Delena Silverfox wrote blog post ..epc Belfast

    • Drew says:


      The thing is, extension tubes are so cheap too. It is easy to do macro on a budget. Thanks for the great comment, Please come back for more, I take photos every day.

  3. Deborah says:

    Very interesting. Love the top one of the angel on macro. Someday I’ll have a camera I can do this with.
    Look at what Deborah wrote blog post ..Winner! Sparkle Farms Bloomers

    • Drew says:


      You need only have a cell phone with the macro lens attachment to do some of the shots I’ve done. Macro should not be too cost prohibitive overall.

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