Tiny Gecko

tiny gecko sitting on index finger
tiny gecko sitting on index finger|2010

 

Β  Isn’t that cute? πŸ™‚ I always had a fascination with macro photography. It unveils a world full of details and textures that our eyes alone cannot see. But what can you do when you don’t have the equipment needed? I started off by using close up filters on my 18-55mm kit lens. For a beginner it was ok but i did notice losing a lot of detail, that’s what happens when you stack 3 more cheap elements on an already cheap lens. I cannot afford a dedicated macro lens so i’m mainly working with the two cheapest solutions that don’t mess with image quality: extension tubes and a lens reversal ring. This particular photo has been shot using a Canon 350D with the 18-55mm reversed, using a cheap reversal ring i bought on ebay. As you can see you can get incredibly close and and still get a lot of detail.

Β  Next week i’ll be making a post about macro photography and will share with you some tips and tricks you can use to get better photos. Stay tuned πŸ˜‰

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5 thoughts on “Tiny Gecko

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I agree, it’s certainly something that requires a ton of patience, very good photography and lighting knowledge and unfortunately good equipment does make a difference…The post i’ll be making next week, will be focused on how you can get a decent photo using the cheapest alternatives.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It was very small indeed but also very friendly, my friend kept it as a pet (that’s how i got the photo) and it lived quite longer than expected actually.

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