Tag: takumar

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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 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.

Bees

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 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…

Macro image of a pussy willow bud at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale, photographed with a Takumar 55mm f/2 MF lens on the evening of 20 March 2012.

Simple Clicks: Signs of Spring

Spring is here, early and in all its glory.  It’s beautiful, as color starts to return to the earth, the browns slowly sublimated by green until winter’s bleakness…