Okay, so it's not Monday, it's Tuesday, but I promised you a Part Two explaining reverse macro photography and using extension tubes (Read Part One first), and I didn't want to wait until next Monday to show you.
I must start by saying: I don't really like bugs, they're not my "thing", and this blog is not about bugs! However, the subject of this post is all about bugs. Once you start shooting in macro, you'll understand that it becomes very interesting to see a little creature in all the details you couldn't see with your own eye.
In the photo above, you can see the vine covered in yellow "seeds". At first glance, I thought it was pollen or plant life. But upon closer observation, these yellow "seeds" are little bugs known as aphids. They're not particularly welcome to gardens, a bit of a pest, and ladybugs love to eat them. And that's about the extent that I know about aphids. The above photo was taken with a 50mm lens, which is equivalent to the proportions a human eye sees. As I talked about in Part One, I had ordered a reverse ring (to hold the lens to the camera body in reverse) and also extension tubes (to zoom in even closer on the subject). I have played around with them to find how much detail I could see in those little aphids.
This is just reversing the lens - no extension tubes used.Here is the reverse lens + extension tube #1.Now, the reverse lens + extension tubes #1 + #2And the reverse lens + extension tubes #1 + #2 + #3