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Iris macros

I’m not much of a flower guy, when it comes to photography.  It’s a popular subject for many, and there’s certainly a beauty in it, but it just…

BRENT PENNINGTON Hyacinth blossoms photographed with a macro lens after blooming, 19 April 2015.

Hyacinth Macro

I have an old Takumar 50mm f/4 macro lens.  It’s an m42 mount lens from the 1970s or thereabout, that I picked up used for a great price…


Simple Clicks – macro dew

A late post for yesterday, which I missed while on the road.  This is a forsythia bush, just starting to blossom – they’re fairly common in NEPA and…

BRENT PENNINGTONMacro photograph of dogwood tree blossom.  11 May 2014.

Simple Clicks – Macro in the garden

Playing around in the garden one morning a couple of months back, with the old Takumar 50mm macro lens.  I’m always amazed at how even the smallest breath…

BRENT PENNINGTON Bees work to pollinate wildflowers atop Camelback Mountain in Big Pocono State Park on the evening of 12 August 2013.


I’ve long had a fascination for bees, the incredible, furry little insects that live in complex social structures, communicate through dances, and pollinate a vast number of the…

BRENT PENNINGTON A piece of glass forms an odd yet lovely contrast against the mossy cover in the pine barrens of the Eales Preserve on the morning of 30 June 2013.

Simple Clicks – Eales Preserve in July

And since we’re talking about the Eales Preserve today, I thought I’d wrap up with a few simple clicks from my visits there over the past month.  The…


A few links to share

If you have any interest in macro photography, it’s worth checking out this thread from FredMiranda: Macro setups. I wanted to see how other photographers were setting up…

BRENT PENNINGTON Macro images of orchid blossom at greater than 1:1, taken in the studio on 11 February 2013.

Messin’ around with macro

The Leica 45mm macro lens is gone and I’m back to just my Takumar 50mm f/4 macro. It’s an all-manual lens on an adapter, but given how often…

BRENT PENNINGTON Hoar frost crystals on an ice patch at Lackawanna State Park on the morning of 27 January 2013.


It’s a simple title for a post, but ice is really what this one is all about – a series of ice photos from my (very cold) outing…

Fog hugs the recently mown field at the RC airflield at sunrise, Lackawanna State Park, 31 August 2012.

Autumn in the air

Autumn has arrived. It’s subtle, so much that you could miss the first signs, the calendar barely into September.  But I woke up Friday morning and knew it….

A field spider in its web at Trostle Pond on the morning of 30 July 2012.

A few more macros

I am NOT a fan of most insects in general – and especially not of arachnids in particular.  But somehow these garden spiders don’t seem to bother me…

The sun glows behind dense fog at Trostle Pond at sunrise, 25 July 2012.

First shots with the Panasonic Leica 45mm macro

The story of how this came to be is somewhat convoluted, but goes like this: I’m shooting a wedding on Saturday and needed a lens longer than 25mm,…