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50th post!


BirdWow my 50th post. I think I should have gotten to this amount a long time ago but I think I kind of gave up on my photography due to studying for exams. I don’t think 50 is that big of a milestone but it has seemed like a hell of a long time! Thanks a lot everyone for everything. You’ve commented, liked and even followed! I love being able to see what amazing things you have uploaded to WordPress too. Its inspiring, its amazing and extremely creative!

 

Thanks a ton guys!


Butterfly!


butterfly 1I didn’t get a lot of good butterfly shots (two in fact!) as I don’t really have the correct kind of lens. That may be me just making excuses but anyways, But there’s the first photo I managed to get


These little guys…


flower beetleNow this is a flower beetle I think…  Well I’ve tried to find some more info on them and have found out nothing at all! Well I know they eat fruit as you can see from the photo. But If anyone knows about these mysterious beetles; please enlighten me! 😀


Chameleon


chameleonDespite being a butterfly farm. There was a ton of other stuff to see! Just like this chameleon here. I opened this up in photoshop, masked out the reptile, then added a black and white filter to the background.


Is that your tongue sticking out?


Super macro

I really do love this picture. I took this a couple months ago at a nature reserve in the UK and initially didn’t upload it, due to a piece of grass going straight through diagonally left of the shot. Every time I’ve looked at the photo I kept saying to myself that I love this shot so much but the grass just ruins it! Today I just realised that I could crop the photo so that all you would see is the insect itself. Took me that long to figure out that solution, but anyway its finally here!

 


Dragon Fly


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This is my first photo of a Dragon Fly taken with the Nikon D3200. And I know your thinking “Another macro?” yes indeed. Ive been focusing a lot on macro photography lately, theres always bugs out and about for me to take photos of. Now its starting to become winter ill have no choice but to move onto doing other types of photography.

Other than that I had a go at making stop motion videos with lego mini figures. I don’t know how you stop motion guys do it! Its so long winded just to make the figurine look like he’s walking. But I must say the videos you make are amazing and so creative.

I start college on the 9th (I’ll be doing an AAT Accountancy Course) which means ill be working less and earning less. I currently work at a local convenience store which in fact i love doing. But anyway my hours are going to be way less as I’ll be at college so… Ive decided to sell digital downloads of my photos for a small price. For only £0.50 Im selling my photos full size in which you’ll be able to use as your desktop wallpaper or you can print them up to size A0 without loosing a hint detail! Tiff files can be provided if needed.

Download the Dragon Fly photo for only £0.50 here or here: http://mydgs.co/oPkUPW

Thanks!


I love this lens.


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Lately I’ve been taking a ton macro shots. Its amazing how compatible lenses can be with all cameras. I received an old macro lens which is built to fit a Contax camera (I have a Nikon) And yeah I was gutted to find that it wouldn’t fit a Nikon camera but i thought somehow there must be a way that I could miraculously fit it on. Anyway i done a little research and found out you can buy these mount to mount converters which cost about £12/$18. I bought one and have never complained since I’ve had it. Yeah it sure does have its knock backs such as you can’t use auto focus, but with macro that isn’t a problem anyway.


Macro extension tubes!


AntI recently purchased some extension tubes which are an amazing accessory to add to your camera bag if you don’t own a macro lens. they basically create a space between your camera body and lens which enables your camera to focus closer. 😀 as you can see from this shot you can definitely get pretty close!

 


Black and white


Bearded dragonanother bearded dragon except this ones had some work done on photoshop 😀

 


Bearded Dragon


Bearded dragonThis is a picture of a bearded dragon that i took with the sigma 70 – 300mm telephoto/macro lens. I got some great shots until i was strictly told that i was not allowed to take photos of their bearded dragons although i even had the flash off.  Reluctantly i put my camera away 😥 Until next time…. XD


Sigma 70 – 300mm


alfie dof test with 70 - 300mm sigma DGGetting the Nikon D3200 without this lens would have been kind of a waste. I wanted a lens that would give me that shallow depth of field but also amazing quality pictures. and this lens just does that…

 


Goose


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Seagull


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