Tag Archives: Canon

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A look at Canon’s New Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Macro Flash

The Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash has long been a mainstay for Canon macro photographers, especially those using the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x macro lens. However, it has not been without some issues (such as […]

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Lamellate flabellate

After saying “lamellate flabellate” a few times, one feels as if [insert deity of choice] is in his heaven and all is well with the world. In fact, it would seem almost pointless to continue writing this blog post, except […]

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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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Small-group Macro Workshop Calendar for Winter 2013

The Edmonton Small-group Macro Workshop Calendar for Winter 2013 is now online! Additional details and requirements for each course will be posted soon, but don’t delay registering for the course you want.

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What has she woven?

A Marbled orb weaver, Araneus marmoreus, snug in the relative protection of a dried leaf, binds her prey. The prey item seems to have a mottled abdomen not unlike the spider, but two red marks stand […]

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What’s In My Camera Bag III – Medium Kit

For a half-day outing (or a full day that requires a lot of walking) this mid-level equipment kit has more depth, and opens up more opportunities. Still using the essentials and the light kit – however, I swap out […]

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Through the front door…

Just a few weeks ago this was a wretched spot, a brown and dismal blot on the landscape that was a pain to behold. But every year, without fail, the ground heaves and a wealth […]

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Mystery of the Meadowhawk in Flight

Observation can pay off. I noticed this skimmer (I believe it is a Black Meadowhawk, Sympetrum danae) returning to sit on a leaf that was laying on the ground. I approached slowly, but it noticed me […]

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