Snowdrops, Fly and Infrared.

Took a trip to Garston Wood today, where I know a patch of snowdrops normally appears in this RSPB Woodland Nature Reserve.

I took my Canon 50D, and my recently acquire second hand infrared (enhanced colour) converted Canon 20D with me, along with my Canon 100mm F2.8 macro lens, Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens, MT-24ex Twinflashgun and sturdy Manfrotto tripod.

The flash I took in case I saw the odd fly for use with the MPE-65mm, the snowdrops were where the tripod came in to take them in natural light.

Here’s the results from todays trip.

Firstly in normal colours from the 50D.

Snowdrops - Galanthus, against moss
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.5, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Snowdrops – Galanthus, against moss

Snowdrops – Galanthus, against moss, taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens.  Natural light, ISO 400, F3.5 1/250. Handheld.

Pair of Snowdrops - Galanthus
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.2, 1/320 sec, ISO400)
Pair of Snowdrops – Galanthus

Pair of Snowdrops – Galanthus, taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens.  Natural light, ISO 400, F3.2 1/320 on Tripod.

Snowdrop - Galanthus, Fully Open
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/8, 1/40 sec, ISO400)
Snowdrop – Galanthus, Fully Open

Snowdrop – Galanthus, Fully Open, taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens.  Natural light, ISO 400, F8 1/40 on Tripod.

Snowdrop - Galanthus
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.2, 1/160 sec, ISO200)
Snowdrop – Galanthus

Snowdrop – Galanthus, taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens.  Natural light, ISO 200, F3.2 1/160 on Tripod.

Fly on Snowdrop at 1.5x Magnification
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Fly on Snowdrop at 1.5x Magnification

Fly on Snowdrop at 1.5x Magnification,Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens at around 1.5x magnification.  F11 ISO400 1/250 Manual Flash from Canon MT-24ex Flashgun.

Fly Head on at around 3x Magnification
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Fly Head on at around 3x Magnification

Fly Head on at around 3x Magnification. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens at around 3x magnification.  F11 ISO400 1/250 Manual Flash from Canon MT-24ex Flashgun.

Fly
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Fly

Fly at 2x Lifesize. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens at around 2x magnification. ISO 400  F11 1/250 Manual Flash from Canon MT-24ex Flashgun.

Now some results from the Canon 20D converted camera, certainly shows the snowdrops in a different light!

Infrared Snowdrops - Galanthus
Canon EOS 20D (100mm, f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO200)
Infrared Snowdrops – Galanthus

Infrared Snowdrops – Galanthus, taken on Canon Infrared converted 20D with Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens.  Natural light, ISO 400, F4 1/400 on a tripod.  Straight from the Cameras, only levels adjusted.

Infrared Snowdrops - Galanthus (Red and Blue Channels swapped)
Canon EOS 20D (100mm, f/3.2, 1/640 sec, ISO400)
Infrared Snowdrops – Galanthus (Red and Blue Channels swapped)

Infrared Snowdrops – Galanthus, taken on Canon Infrared converted 20D with Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens.  Natural light, ISO 400, F3.2 1/640 on a tripod.   Levels adjusted and blue and red channels swapped in Photoshop.

And lastly the fly on the 20D.

Infrared Fly
Canon EOS 20D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Infrared Fly

Infrared Fly, taken on Canon Infrared converted 20D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flashgun, ISO 400, F11 1/250, handheld.   Straight from the Camera only levels adjusted.

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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