I really couldn't get close enough to call these macro, although after cropping, they probably are. Shot just a few hours before dark, so lighting wasn't optimal, but you shoot when you can and I kind of like the effect 🙂 All were hand held and even though I have "essential tremors", I am pretty happy with what I got. I was using the R5 with the RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens.
The flowers, Baldwins Eryngo, and the jumping spider, are about the size of a matchhead... Probably smaller.
Green Anole. SS 1/250th, f/8, ISO 4000
Ruby-throated Hummingbird. He flew up to the feeder while I was shooting the Anole. SS 1/400th, f/8, ISO 4000
Ruby-throated Hummingbird. SS 1/400th, f/8, ISO 4000.
Jumping Spider, unknown species. SS 1/200th, f/9, ISO 10,000, WOW! It was dark and I needed some shutter speed 😉
Jumping Spider, unknown species. SS 1/200th, f/9, ISO 10,000, WOW!
Black and Orange Mud Dauber. She is sipping from a from drop of sugar water... You have to look close to see it. SS 1/160th, f/8, ISO 10,000.
Baldwins Eryngo, immature. SS 1/160, f/8, ISO 4000.
Baldwins Eryngo, mature. SS 1/200, f/8, ISO 4000.
Baldwins Eryngo, going to seed. SS 1/250, f/8, ISO 4000.
Newton, our son selects 12 photos and turns them into a calendar as a Christmas present. We can't bring ourselves to toss any of them. BTW, oldest grandchild is 15 so we have a nice calendar collection. The bird calendar gives me ideas.
2/07/2023: New product announcements!EOS R8 EOS R50RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STMRF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMRF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM