Sunday, August 19, 2012

2012, Day 232 - Waiting for a change

I found this little guy on my walk with the dogs.  He was crawling along the fence as we came into the yard so after the dogs were settled I went back out with a model release and we sat down for a little studio session.  I have had extension tubes for years but I rarely use them, it just seems like an inconvenience, but this little critter was quite small and I needed greater magnification so I stacked both of them to close the distance.

When we were kids we had this delusion that caterpillars were cute but up close they are rather monstrous.  Beady little eyes, long hairs, sharp mouth mandibles, a humpback, really they are rather strikingly ugly.  Still, it was a fun test of my macro lens coupled with extension tubes.

Canon 1D X, Canon 100/f2.8L IS with 25mm and 12.5mm extension tubes
100mm, f11, 1/200 sec @ 100 ISO

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous tho aren't they! LOL On the creepy little monsters...they do look a little scary. I think I need extension tubes!!