wrapping up “macro” January…

Wrapping up the end of January and therefore the end of my month of macro photos. February will be a month of black and white photos so stay tuned 🙂

28/366 – Here’s Looking at You

Here’s a surprise option I found on my new (used) car… in one of the tail lights there was this dead bug just stuck there gazing at himself in the reflective chrome trim that went around the outside of the light. At first I thought it was a piece of lint from a towel after washing the car but upon closer inspection I found this little fella. I don’t know if he’s some sort of albino fly or just lost all of his color after he died but either way he’s cool and creepy all at the same time.

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29/366 – Zoey’s Little Vans

A close up of the cute little Vans tag on one of Zoey’s “Hello Kitty” sneakers. I loved the colors on the sneaker and overall just love the sneakers.

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30/366 – Cricket in the Basement

While photographing some wheels in the basement I had noticed this little cricket hanging out watching me. After finishing up with the wheels I decided to grab y macro lens, with 4 extension tubes, as well as my flash, and get a nice portrait of him. I got lucky and he let me get nice and close for the shot without hopping away from me.

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31/366 – 35mm f/2D

My Nikkor 35mm f/2D lens. Although this is pretty much by far my cheapest lens it has become my most used and most favorite in the time I have owned it. I bought is used for about $200 and wasn’t even sure how much I’d use it. It didn’t get much love at all for the first month or two I owned it, usually getting bypassed for my 50mm f/1.4 instead, but at one point I decided to make an effort to really make the most of it to see how I liked it and boy was I surprised. I fell in love with the semi-wide field of view of the 35mm on full frame as well as the physical size of the lens (it’s tiny). I now find myself using this in all sorts of situations and find it stays on my camera most of the time as my “default” lens. As an added bonus, I found it works great reversed as a macro lens. Sure I’d trade it for the newer, much much larger, faster, and a lot more expensive (8x more expensive) 35mm f/1.4 but in the mean time I’m just fine with this one.

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Next month is February so stay tuned for a month of black and white photos.

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