Tag Archives: Canon EOS flash system

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An affordable Speedlite transmitter for Canon.

I don’t usually do sales blurbs, but I have been using the little Canon EOS 90EX for a few days and I think there may be some interested in its potential for macro photography. Many others […]

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The End is Near

Late summer: shorter days and cooler nights. This week we’ve had frost most nights, and it’s still not the middle of September. Last week, a walk along the damp sand and stone shoreline of the North Saskatchewan River found […]

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One-shot Wednesday….Macro Kismet

It happens often. You’ve spent minutes stalking your subject, crouching and crawling to set-up the perfect shot and, as you click the shutter, BANG–your subject moves, leaving you with a blurred and useless image. In this […]

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How to face a tiger

Deep in the jack pine forests of Alberta, a tiger prowls. Flitting from spot to spot, always wary, almost unseen. Unless you are willing to go to make the effort, you may never truly see them […]

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One for the 0.1%

Found this dapper hopper at the Halfmoon Lake Natural Area on June 12 this year.  Says our local Orthopterid expert, Dan Johnson, in a Facebook interaction: “If I am correct judging from the photo, it is a good […]

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Another look at D. triton

Earlier this month while I was in the Devonian Botanical Garden I intersected with an school field-trip class and Shelley Ryan-Hovind. They had captured a fishing spider and I had the opportunity to photograph it while it […]

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Shoot long and shoot often

My favourite shot of the Marbled Orb Weaver photo session. After photographing the spider on a white background, I returned it to nature, to a convenient path-side log. I followed it as it moved over its […]

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New Canon Ring Flash–Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II

Tucked away in the press release for the new T5 entry level DSLR (11 Feb 2014) was the announcement of Canon’s Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. My very first response when viewing it was, “Does that […]

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