Last week I purchased a set of electronic extension tubes - a 10mm and a 16mm. An inexpensive way to do macro. I find that with my 16-50 mm lens I only need the 10 mm tube. I received the tubes last Thursday morning, and in the afternoon I just went out near our house on Stephenson Point to see what I could find.
It had rained earlier, and some raindrops on a spider's web caught my eye:
Then, I tried an F/16 of this dune tansy.
And of course there were ample blackberries.
and maple leaves.
And then on the way home I photographed the mugo pine cone in a neighbour's yard:
This shot looks much different than the close-up I took on Tuesday:
Then, Friday afternoon I went down to Piper's Lagoon at low tide and I rearranged some shells and barnacles for "still lifes:"
And then I peered into a shallow tidal pool and was amazed at all the life!
On Saturday, I went to Linley Valley, up on a ridge at the end of Prince John Way. Some arbutus bark caught my eye:
And then this seed cluster that was catching the sun's rays:
And the variety of plants in what I had thought was merely moss:
And after many hopping pursuits I finally managed to get a shot of a grasshopper:
And then I pulled out my water spritzer and sprayed some plants. First, these arbutus berries:
This oak leaf with the tiny spider and web:
This interesting fungus (?) on a tree trunk:
And some more Oregon grape:
And lastly, these salal berries:
I love the way you can see the water droplets on the berries! And you'd never see the drops without the macro.
So now, I can walk somewhere that I've walked countless times before and make "new" photos. Over and over again!