Friday, June 1, 2012

Macros at Allens Pond

I have started a project which will be writing a E-book on a guide to Allens Pond Audubon Sanctuary and the vicinity that will help visiting photographers on locations and time of year to photograph the natural beauty of the area.
Yesterday, I was out to an macro photography, utilizing my new Tamron 180 mm f/3.5 1:1 macro lens, which has a minimum focusing distance of 18.5 inches, allowing me to photograph skittish subjects went out getting too close to them.  We began photographing by 7 AM to take advantage of the dew that was present on the subjects, and at that point, there was no wind.  However, within the next 45 minutes., the wind started to pick up which shot and our shooting time down because of motion that the wind caused in the vegetation.
Here is a selection of pictures from the morning shoot.
 DSC_2679 May 31, 2012 NIKON D800
White-lipped Garden Snail
 DSC_2687-Edit-Edit May 31, 2012 NIKON D800
White-lipped Garden Snail
 DSC_2736 May 31, 2012 NIKON D800
Marsh Snipe-fly
 DSC_2746 May 31, 2012 NIKON D800
Baltimore Checkerspot Caterpillar
 batlimore checkerspot caterpillar cu DSC_2757 May 31, 2012 NIKON D800
Baltomore Checkerspot Caterpillar -close up of head
 DSC_2758 May 31, 2012 NIKON D800
 DSC_2761 May 31, 2012 NIKON D800
Peck's Skipper