A Bug’s Life

In the grass or crevices of a large rock, a sneak peek at the macro world. As suspected yesterday, I found out upon calibrating my lenses that my macro lens was not auto focusing properly, causing parts of the images to blur that I didn’t want to blur. I have since fixed it but wanted to post the few that I took before I fixed my lens because parts of the images turned out fairly well.

Strange dead things.

So I am off to try again hoping my autofocus is working better today. I was given the tip to use manual focus for macro photography which I will try. It may prove to be challenging, however, with such a short lens to get that close, especially to subjects on the wet ground. Also my eyesight isn’t the greatest so I admittedly rely pretty heavily on my camera to do the focusing.

Sony A68 / 30mm macro lens

The temperatures sure are interesting around here.  Yesterday it was 39F in the morning and warmed up to 77F by late afternoon.  Even the foliage is showing signs of the dead winter and the buds of spring.

Barat Sunset 06Barat Sunset 05

These trees were literally right next to one another!


Not feeling these last few and can’t quite put my finger on it.  Macro is hard.

f/11, 1/15, ISO 400

purple-berries http://offshoots12.com

Like yesterday’s white berries, I am not sure if these are actually “berries,” or what this plant is called. I suppose I could research it, but…nah. 😉

f/11, 1/40, ISO 1600

yellow http://offshoots12.com

I started using a new photo editing program a few weeks ago that I really like: Capture One Pro 9. For Sony users the price is very cheap. The reviews are great, the support is above par, and it has lived up to everything it’s promised so far. Now, to just keep improving my own technical skills. 🙂

50mm prime
f/11, 1/20, ISO 800

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