OBX – Macro Part 3

A very huge nail

I spent a lot of time last week in Hatteras, NC focusing on macro photography. I usually use my Nikon 105mm f/2.8G Lens, which gets me 1:1 magnification. However, last year I tried reversing my 50mm on a set of extension tubes, and it produced some serious magnification. I hadn’t tried taking this out in the field for a few reasons. Primarily, looking through the eyepiece is incredibly dark, so focusing is just about impossible. However, on a sunny day, and with a flash, it seemed to work.

This photo here on the left , along with the others in this post, were taken with my 50mm 1.4 reversed on a set of extension tubes. As you can see, this nail is insanely large, easily twice what I can get with my 105mm lens. The rest of the photos in this post are taken with this setup, and I plan to make a post eventually describing the method and camera configuration.


Well, here we are. This is what I’ve been trying to capture for quite a while, rather unsuccessfully. This is the same spider as in this post.

Large jumping spider

A wasp!

A wasp

a Different wasp

Here is more of the lichen from the previous post, too. Just with a different lens, way more magnified.


This shell was about 1cm in diameter.

a Tiny seashell

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