The Magnificent Magic Of Bubbles

The Bubble! Looking @ You Looking @ Me!

Petals After The rain

Trapped In A Raindrop – Just Published In “The Telegraph”

Hallucinogenic Buttercup – Laowa 60mm UM @ f/16

1 Image, 4 Different PPs: But Which Do You Prefer?

Idiot Macro Photographer Tries To Photograph Birds With An Old MF Carl Zeiss Lens..

Blue Tit Feeding It's Young - Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar Electric 135mm f/3.5

I don’t do bird photography. I’d like to as I love birds and animals but presently I’m 95% macro and my lenses are appropriate to that. I own one AF lens and that’s the Fuji 18-55mm for general photography. So, when I decided to record the Blue Tits in our old bird box, I had one lens that “might” work: an ancient Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar Electric 135mm f/3.5 which I bought to use as a tube lens for a microscope objective together with my Fuji X-T1. This was never going to end well, was it?

Blue Tit Feeding It's Young - Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar Electric 135mm f/3.5

Probably not, no but photography doesn’t always have to be about exotic, beautifully framed images. Sometimes you just want a decent record to show your little son or wife.

Blue Tit Feeding It's Young - Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar Electric 135mm f/3.5

And if that’s your goal, even an old MF lens from the 80s will capture some enjoyable shots! Well, my 7 y/o thinks so, anyways.

Honeysuckle – Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar Electric 135mm f/3.5

Ants @ Night – Aurora Borealis In Miniature

Ants @ Night - Aurora Borealis In Miniature

This image wasn’t actually taken at night at all! I used the Laowa 60mm UM on the X-T1 with a Yongnuo flash and soft box but it was almost 1700 hours UTC when I took it. Having lived in Scandinavia for most of my adult life, I loved observing Aurora Borealis and when I processed this one it reminded me of those incredible Northern Lights.

Tiny Blue- Laowa 60mm F/2.8

When It Rain It Pours!

Trapped! Close In!

Spider Trapped & Encapsulated Inside A Raindrop – Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro + Fuji X-T1

I wanted to see exactly what level of detail of the spider the Fuji X-T1 and Laowa 60mm had managed to capture so I’ve zoomed in on the drop in the first image in the post below. Keep in mind the spider is encapsulated in water which, in itself, has an optical effect and a detrimental impact upon the detail. I’m personally impressed by the sharpness and overall image IQ this combo has produced, particularly given the conditions. The subject was never still.

Spider Trapped & Encapsulated Inside A Raindrop – Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro + Fuji X-T1

Portugese Pepper Pot – Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro

Door Knob – Understanding Refraction