yes, indeed they are.
Wow Adi, absolutely stunning shots! What a pleasure to see life so small and so clear.
Thanks for sharing.
Sensational. You've really put my ant attempts to shame. Like Geoff I'd be keen to hear your tricks.
Thank you all friends, here are the details
Camera - Canon 20D
Lens - sigma 150mm macro
Setup - 12, 20 and 36mm ETs, with tripod and available light
Here are some more from the same series, looks like these were very angry on me :)
All very good equipment - but I have to say the best peice of equipment there is the man behind the camera
Well done - respect!!
Have to agree with Geoff and the others your macro shots are absolutely stunning.
I notice you use extension tubes and a macro lens. Do you need both? The reason I ask is I've wanted a macro lens for a while but the 50mm Oly one is a bit pricey for me currently but I do have enough residual cash from Christmas to go for an extension tube. Is it worth a try coupling an extension tube to my current zoom lenses. (i've got the Oly kit 14-42 & 40-150 plus the 70-300 lens) in the meantime?
Whats the minimum focus distance or magnification on the 70-300 before you whack tubes on it? How sharp is it at 200-300mm?
I believe the math works out like this (as explained by Drama)...
Lens magnification ratio + (Extension tube length/focal length) = New magnification ratio
I believe you also lose some light as well as the ability to focus to infinity with extension tubes.