Since I got my camera out and dusted it off a few weeks ago, I’ve been more motivated to take photos and try new things.
I’ve been saving up for about three years now to get a macro lens for my DSLR and I finally amassed enough to get my lens! As soon as it came in the mail, I popped it on my camera and tried it out. Then I googled “how to use a macro lens” and read about a dozen articles. Then I read the teeny tiny instruction book that came with the lens. I probably did all of that in the wrong order, but I managed to get some cool photos!
I decided to start with my fish tank, because there are a lot of neat things in there. A tiny snail, a fish, and a lobster! I caught sight of our snail, Mr. Snarfles, sliding around on the glass, and started shooting.
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This is Mr. Snarfles. He was the inspiration of my photos. He is about 4mm long and his shell is about 3mm high. I was super impressed at how big I can make him seem with my macro lens! This was the best shot I got of him slithering along the glass.
Mr. Snarfles slithered up onto a leaf, so I tried taking a shot from the top of the tank. I have some work to do on my focus!
I was trying to get a picture of Mr. Snarfles the snail on a leaf, but captured these bubbles instead. Amazing! I love this lens!
This is a closeup of the bubbles from the previous shot. It’s really neat, because you can see the reflection of bubbles inside the bubble on the left! Each of these were between 2-5mm in diameter.
I finally got the focus right, and got a pretty good shot of Mr. Snarfles on the leaf underwater. There are some cool bubbles in this one too!
Here is a close up shot of our Australian Blue Lobster (crayfish). You can see his feathery gills!