I'm late again with the newest blog post, but it was that busy time of year in December when everybody is getting ready for Christmas. I had a lot to do with the Advent calendars for the kids, and I went to school and daycare for Christmas several times for parties, shows, and sing-alongs.
The topic for the last monthly project was Macro Photography. I didn't want to spend the money for a macro lens so I decided to go with Macro Extension Tubes. An extension tube is an attachment for your camera that allows you to put the lens further away from the focal plane so that your minimum focusing distance gets smaller. You can get closer to the subject, still achieve focus and fill your frame with more of it. They are pretty cheap because it isn't an optical element. They are designed with circuitry and mechanical coupling to maintain auto focus and TTL auto exposure which activates the camera’s AF system. The rings in three different parts can be used individually or in any combination to obtain the desired magnification. It was so easy working with them, so I can recommend them to anybody who wants to try macro photography and is not willing to spend a lot of money for a macro lens.
First, I tried taking pictures of things I could find outside in front of the house and backyard, but in November there isn't much. Some beautiful leaves are all I could find. I hoped to see some insects or some late bloomers, but they were all gone for this year. I decided to go the grocery store and bought some berries. I love all kinds of berries, so it was fun to photograph them and eat them afterwards.
I received 82 points for the macro photography.
Some other macro photography trials