A Lady Bug is having a meal.....close-ups

Started May 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
Duncan C Veteran Member • Posts: 7,674
Info on 500D, more samples

Steve,

Great series of pictures. I like how there's less of the fly visible with each frame.

For some reason I haven't spent much time shooting ladybugs. I'll have to get out to the garden and try my hand at them.

For those of you that asked about it, here is a link to some info on the Canon 500D closeup attachment.

http://www.camerahobby.com/Access-Canon500D.htm

And here's a link where you can order it on Amazon (along with a slightly better picture)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009XVDB/002-7570114-4904036?v=glance&n=502394

This closeup lens works really, really well with the 70-200VR. If you have a 70-200VR (or probably an 80-200, for that matter) and are interested in closeups, this lens is worth the money. It's not cheap, but it IS cheaper than a dedicated macro lens.

I have a small gallery of images I shot with the 70-200VR + 500D attachment, at:

http://www.pbase.com/duncanc/nikkor_70200vr_macros

My favorite image taken with this combo is this one:

I find the level of detail, sharpness, contrast, and colors in this image amazing when you consider that it was shot with a big, complex zoom that isn't intended for closeups.

The working distance of the combo is helpful in shooting skittish insects like dragonflies. I could never have gotten close enough to take the shot below with my Tamron 90 mm 1:1 macro:

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