a resting dragonfly gave me the chance to practice more macro with my adapted FD Tamron ADAPTALL2 80-210 f/3.8 (with 2 x teleconverter) & 40mm of triplus extension tubes on my 5dii camera body.
I shot this using my new off-camera flash gear for a small monthly photo competition I enter @ whirlpool. I used one flash lighting directly overhead with a snoot to narrow the beam & a small LED torch to backlight the water. Everything was shot in a tiny macro studio i built using some black boxes & paper.
In a dumpster @ a deceased estate sale I found this strange optical device, I suspect was used for iridology. But more about that later as I am planning to do a write up of how I have adapted this lens for macro use. I just wanted to show you now a great image i stumbled upon while testing some configurations.Below is an image of a push bike chain, to give you an idea of scale, that bump in it measures about 8 – 9mm in width.
Now, notice the little bug, sitting on it.. I had no idea it was there in the shot as I couldn’t even see it with my eye.. Now, doing some rough math, that little creature must be less than 1 mm in length!
& here is another bug I shot, this time a spider..