Tag Archives: Tamron

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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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Revisiting the Stumpstabber

One of the most consistently popular blog posts at Splendour Awaits has been The ‘Stump Stabber’ – An Ichneumon Wasp, a post I made on June 8, 2010. I am glad that it remains popular, because for […]

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Shadow Lurker

  Crab spiders (Misumena vatia) are common in the garden, so I they offer the opportunity to experiment. Here is a caterpillar’s viewpoint, under a windflower. (20 May, 2011. Canon 5D Mk II,  Tamron Telephoto SP AF […]

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My Equipment

For the photo-tech junkies, here is an outline of the major pieces of equipment I use. I am a B&H affiliate, so I have linked the equipment to B&H where you can get more information on the […]

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Pleased to meet you…

The last friendly face a visiting bee or butterfly may see… (27 July, 2010. Nikon D80 with Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro lens. Diffused flash. ISO 200, 1/200 sec. @ f “45“) Related articles Why the […]

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Why the Long Lens?

As I show in my workshops, macro lenses come in all shapes and sizes. One of my favourites is the long Tamron 180mm, a super-sharp lens that can give amazing results (but see this article […]

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Macro Lens Medley

Left to right: Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Autofocus Lens (Canon EOS mount), Canon Macro Photo MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Manual Focus Lens, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Autofocus Lens, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP AF […]

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