Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Butterfly Garden



We visited a butterfly garden and it was a perfect place for trying out my close-up converter. I took a lot of pictures but these are the best. The auto focus is the problem but manual is difficult also.

24 comments:

June said...

Super macros! I see we have similar taste :-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

When macros are this close it is hard to have any depth of field as you discovered. It then becomes a choice as to what you want in focus. I like your second and last pictures the best because the focus is on the eyes or the heads. Nice shots.

Donna said...

Oh Dick!! This is Gorgeous...Truly!hughugs

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These are stunning, Dick! Really beautiful! WOW! NICE WORK!

storyteller said...

What amazing close-ups. What IS a butterfly garden?
Hugs and blessings,

Astrid Witte said...

Nou nou, je lijkt wel een professional...

roentarre said...

Spetacular shots! Love the insect macros

dot said...

Amazing shots!! You did good.

happyone said...

Oh my goodness, those pictures are unbelievable. Super pictures!!!

Aggie said...

Spectacular in colour and detail. Just lovely.

Andrea said...

Awesome. Perfect captures.

Ted Roth said...

These are wonderful, especially the first. The composition of that one borders on abstract. Not sure what a, "close up converter" is. Is this what I call diopter lenses (filters) or extension tubes?

Dick said...

Storyteller - the best answer I can give http://www.butterflygardens.com/

Ted - I guess it is a diopter lens, but I'm not sure. I use a Canon a710is (compact camera) and the lens is a 250D.

Willem K. said...

Nice work Dick. I've been there too and it keeps giving me the creeps all those butterfly's. And the heat inside. Tropical. Therefore my compliments for working under harsh conditions.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hallo!
Dit is echt prachtig ik ben helemaal onder de indruk, mooie macro's . I am impressed this shots are awsome!

Goed weekend gewenst van JoAnn
(look at my French cows)

Amrita said...

stupendous

Judith van Praag said...

Wow! Fantastic Dick, I don't think I've ever seen anything like that outside the National Geographic!

Aggie said...

The bottom photo is just fantastic. That gorgeous creature is sending out an invite to you to come and share in their world for a moment. I accept!

Middle Ditch said...

Wow ... great shots. Incredible.

RuneE said...

I envy your macro-converter. How does it compare price-wise with a dedicated macro lens? My macro-zoom only manages a factor 2,3.

I think I prefer the second one. I like that red "tounge" or whatever it is.

Dick said...

Runee - A macro lens is better but I use a compact camera so the converter is the only thing I can do.
I prefer a compact camera because it is much smaller and lighter than an SLR.

flyingstars said...

Oh WoW...magnificent shots...love their closeness!

ANNA-LYS said...

I just love the first photo!
Can't take my eyes away from it.

Anna said...

Oh my, these are great macros Dick. I am speachless....Anna :)