Posted on June 19, 2020
Panoramas are not just for landscapes! I enjoy shooting panoramas for a variety of subjects. Plus they look interesting when you print them very large! Here are a series of multi-image Dragonfly & Damselfly Panoramas. I was using Canon & Panasonic Cameras, with a variety of lenses. The featured Blue Dasher Dragonfly image was 5 handheld images taken with a Canon 300mm lens, with extension tubes @ f/9, 1/250th sec. Then assembled and blended in Photoshop. When shooting panoramas handheld, I tend to overlap even more just to be safe & that I got enough overlap to blend nicely. I may not need them, but it helps if you do need more images when assembling them. The images below have some details on exposure & images shot per panorama.
Category: Damselflies, Dragonflies, Nature Still Lifes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Uncategorized Tagged: Blue Dasher, Blue Dasher Dragonfly, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens, Canon extension tubes, Canon FD 200mm f/4 macro, Eastern Forktail Damsefly, Panasonic GH2, panoramas, photoshop panoramas
Posted on July 17, 2014
I photographed these closeups of Rhododendron blossoms after a rain. I used a Panasonic GH2 m43 camera body with an old manual focus Canon FD f/4 macro lens mounted with a FD to m43 adapter. It is a great combination for closeups, from flowers to bugs. It gives you a dslr full frame equivalent of a 400mm macro that can go to 2X, but has the depth of field of a 200mm. Lets you get in close to your subject but still have a decent working distance. Also the viewfinder shows you the actual depth of field all the time so you can compose your shots easily. The light was very poor, so I used a tripod and tried various crops and angles. Exposures averaged around 1/20 sec ( the light was very dark) f/8 to f/11, 1/20 sec, ISO 400. Here are a few from the series.
Posted on March 30, 2014
Although Spring has arrived in the Northeast, the weather has still been very cold. Between work and the cold weather I have not had a chance to go out and shoot some new images for the blog. I was leaving early to get to work at 6:40 in the am and saw this interesting sunrise with puffy clouds. I only had my small Panasonic GH2 and I clicked a few quick shots. Nothing great, but something colorful to post.
Panasonic GH2, Panasonic Lumix G 14-140mm f/4 -5.8@ 140mm, 1/80 sec, -0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 640
Posted on December 20, 2013
This is a Shasta Daisy from last Summer. After a rain, I was looking around the yard for possible interesting photos. I found this Daisy with raindrops of the petals, then an insect landed which I thought added a little more interest. The yellow in the left bottom corner with the green in the background added an additional splash of colors diagonally. Panasonic m43 GH2 with a FD Canon 200mm manual focus macro f/4 @ f/8, 1/160th sec., aperture priority, 1/160 sec, ISO 400, Exposure compensation +0.67, effective 400mm with the GH2 sensor.