Tamron 150-600mm lens delivers quality close-up photos of insects
I was out shooting some pictures of birds with the Tamron 150-600mm and then suddenly I saw a dragonfly on a leaf. I quickly zoomed in on it and took a picture. The result is showed below.
Now who says you can’t take a good macro picture with a big lens? I just proved it is possible. Here is one more proof:
I also took a picture of a butterfly. I think the result turn out pretty good. I have not done anything to the picture just added my logo.
I am not saying that you should replace your macro lenses with a telephoto lens. I am just glad you can take different photo styles with one lens.
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Picture is taken with Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm.
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Frustrated with your pictures being colorless?
Picture this scenario. You are seeing something that you want to take a picture of and when you take the picture and see the results in your camera or computer it does not come out quite the way you wanted it to.
Then there is a solution for that. It is called post-production. It is what all professional photographers do to their pictures, to make it look even better. So you do not have to feel ashamed for using a little help from example a program called Lightroom. I want to show you a before and after pictures to demonstrate what I mean. See the examples below, you need to click on the pictures to get a better comparison:
The picture to the left was taken with the “shade” option, therefore it is more yellowish. In Lightroom you can easily adjust this to make it look more natural. It is more colorful on the picture to the right. The picture below shows a dark picture inside the forest. It is hard to get the right brightness when you take a picture. It is easy to fix in post-production.
Here is a final one that I like to share with you all. When you load a picture in the camera and watch it in the computer it can be colorless. With Lightroom you can bring out the bright colors and give the picture life again. There are many programs that can do this for your pictures for example Photoshop, Gimp (free program) and Topaz just to name a few.
I hope you have got some inspiration to work on your pictures now, it is worth it!
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Taken with Tamron 150-600mm. At 600mm f/10 with Canon 70D.
Colorful spider nets
With Canon 65mm f/2.8 1-5x macro lens you can get pretty cool images. The pictures above is taken of spider nets after it has been raining. The patterns you can get is amazing. I used a magnification of 2-3x. With this lens i can get very close and get pictures of things you cant really see with your own eyes. You need to have a macro lens to capture these moments.
Come closer to your object
I recently wrote about the Canon 65mm macro lens, but I had not yet taken any pics at that time. Now I have tried it out and I will show you a picture of a bug called Elasmucha grisea. The bug is barely 1 centimeter. When I took this picture I was using 3-4 times magnification. The shot was taken outdoor on a windy day. The picture was also taken handheld. The odds were against me but I managed to capture this bug in the right moment when the wind was not blowing to much.
If I would have used the 5 times magnification on this lens, think about how close I could have got but that is almost impossible to do since it was handheld. It needs to be on a tripod to take a picture with 5 times magnification.
This chameleon is king of his branch and in full control. It is blending in nicely with the green background. With the Tamron 90mm lens you get a nice blur or bokeh in the background when you use aperture 2.8. It was kind of dark where the chameleon were but with some glimpse of light coming through it makes it a mystical picture.
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The expression on this Gibbon’s face says it all. He is so bored. I wanted to make it in sepia to show more loneliness. I kept little color in the picture to give it little effect. The photo was taken through a window but with the Tamron 150-600mm it luckily did not give any reflections or disturbance in the photo. This picture is taken at a focal length of 552mm, f10 and exposure time of 1/60 sec and I used a Canon 70D.
This yellow gibbon is showing off his skill when he is easily and gracefully balancing on a rope. So human like moves. This picture is taken at a focal length of 329 mm, it was raining and the light was not the best. It was cloudy and gloomy. Thanks to his yellowish fur the Gibbon brightens up the picture. Even is this picture I was using Canon 70D, a great camera for wildlife photography.
If you have any questions about the Tamron 150-600mm just let me know and I will answer your questions.
I went to Sri Lanka to test my Tamron 150-600mm lens in the wild. In every corner you will find some animal just waiting for its photo opportunity. Like the bird seen above, it was very calm and did not mind getting photographed. The bird is a green bee-eater.
The pictures above are showing a purple Heron, cattle Egrets, Little Cormorant, Grey Heron, Intermediate Egret and a purple Heron flying.
A little purple swamphen is in the picture above. I was lucky to get a picture of it before it ran away. This was from the Bundala national park, a bird sanctuary.
A fight between 2 males that both wants to have the little island behind them with one female. The birds are called White-breasted Waterhen.
Most of the pictures are not from a national park. These birds can be found in the wild anywhere in Sri Lanka.