Ultra Macro
Photo-A-Day #2172

The other day I put extension tubes on my Nikon D80. Then I asked the question of whether or not I should add the Close up Filters to that setup as well. So, Today at Souther New England Media Makers I put on the Extension Tubes, Close up Filters and the Macro Add on Lens. I shot a few things including the color place mat at breakfast and a crocus in the front yard. The thing about using the tubes is that you need to have a lot more light. shooting outside is fine but shooting inside I used the Sima light. Outside I think I had too much light but because I was shooting practically on my stomach and not seeing very well what I was getting I tried and shot, tried and shot. I tripod really should be used if you want any sort of sharpness to your photos. I hand held these.

This is a close up of a shot of a color place mat at breakfast. See how it clearly shows the dots used to print the place mat.

Here is another part of that same place mat.


While I was there telling everyone about what I had been doing this month I had a few photos taken of me and my setup.

@benspark having fun at #snemm on Twitpic
Bruce K Garber Shoots me taking the photo of the work Limerick on the Place Mat


Steve Sherlock also shot a photo of my camera from today. Here is a link to that photo.

After SNEMM I went to LA Roberts to catch up with Allison and Eva. Uncle Howard and Nana Bonnie took them out for brunch and to visit with Dora the Explorer. Eva had a great time but I think Uncle Howard had the best time of all.

This afternoon Allison, Eva and I worked on a special project that I’ll be posting about later in the week.

What is Drew Shooting with?
Model: NIKON D80
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: N/A
Focal Length: N/A
Flash Used: No – Bright Sunshine

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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2 Responses to “Ultra Macro – I Think I Pushed as Far as it is Going”

  1. Deborah says:

    That top one is very cool! Is that the crocus? It almost looks like a lizzard.
    Look at what Deborah wrote blog post ..Meet Muzzy- Interactive Language Lessons For Kids!

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