I took this digital photograph of an Painted Lady butterfly recently in Chester New Jersey. Click on the picture to download or view the high resolution original. Zoom in to view the sharpness from the new Tamron 18-400mm ultra-telephoto all-in-one lens.
Tamron 18-400mm Macro Sample Image of an Painted Lady Butterfly. Straight Out Of Camera.
The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC HLD all-in-one lens was handheld in conjunction with the Canon SL2 Digital Rebel. I am extremely impressed by the fine detail resolved in this SOOC (straight out of camera) shot. The tiny hairs by the butterfly eyes are very well defined. I also like the pleasing bokeh of background flowers.
100% crop from above SOOC photograph
Tamron 18-400mm VC 100% Crop SOOC. Handheld at 400mm F/9 on Canon SL2. Photo by Dave Blinder
Tamron 18-400mm VC @ 400mm, Autofocus On, Vibration Compensation On
Canon SL2 in Aperture Priority Mode +2/3 exposure, AI Servo Focus
1/800 F9 ISO 800
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Yesterday, while out doing local nature photography in Morris County, New Jersey, I decided to pair my Tamron 14-150mm Di III All-In-One lens with a set of Meike MK-P-AF3B extension tubes to my Olympus PEN EPL3 micro four thirds camera. The purpose of the extension tubes was to allow the lens to focus closer than normal. The main drawback of tubes is always the loss of infinity focus.
Below is my favorite shot from yesterday morning, and an uncropped one. It always becomes a visual exploration for me to photographically capture little segments of nature, especially with moving elements like water. The weathered Oak Leaf was a great secondary element, located just under the trickles of water. The trickles were falling off a mossy rock in a slight bend in the stream. Post-processing on the photo included a slight creative white balance shift, and also some reintroduction of contrast to the RAW file.
A closeup photo of three small trails of water descending around an old Oak Leaf in #NewJersey. Picture taken with the #Tamron 14-150mm All-In-One Lens, Meike AF extension tubes for close focus, and the #Olympus PEN E-PL3 micro four thirds camera.
Exposure settings: 1s F/9 ISO 200, 132mm
Tamron 14-150mm Di III All-In-One lens