Flowers still life.

If you already spent $$$ on flowers get the most out of them. Make some one happy take some good pictures ( I forgot this time) while they are fresh and then take some more before they hit the inevitable trash can.

Here is the final product. The lens used for this picture was the Canon EF 100 mm 2.8 Macro at F4 Speed 125 and ISO 200. I use one Flash Canon 580EXII through a unbrella, so lighting was pretty simple as you can see.

Thanks for looking.

Alex Elias



Macro Photography. Snails.

The other night on my way back from work I found this slimy fellows crawling arround. My nature… Take them home and photograph them.

The set up was quite simple. Black background and two Canon speedlights set to manual on A:B groups and a third Canon Flash as the commander. I played with the ratios to taste as opposed of a 2:1 or 3:1 you get the point.  The lights where on stands shooting through umbrellas. The first few images did not come the way I was hoping; light was spilling to the back ground making it a bit gray and also I got some reflections I did not care for on the leaf, So I added Stofen diffuser to the lights to make the light even softer and also zoom the lights slightly 50 mm to get more directional lighting. The lens was Canon EF 100mm 2.8 Macro @ F11 speed 125th Iso 200.

Here are two of the many pictures I took. Something new to me  (I took pictures too) it was the snail eliminating digested food (for lack of better words) #2, it seems like a whole process of weird twistings and again something we don’t see often. Nature at it’s best.

Thanks for looking

Alex Elias



Macro photography. Insects

Here is one happy jumping spider, and some other bug I found on my back yard a while back. Fortunately, this little one did not seem to matter being photographed a whole lot. Here are a few of the images.

Pictures were taken with a Canon EF 100 mm 2.8


Macro Photography. Flowers


Now that  winter is arround the corner I’ll share some colorful close up of this flowers.

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Alex Elias

 Orchid close up


Macro Photography. Bubbles

Today I’ll upload some simple yet colorful and chierful good old bubbles.




 I hope you enjoy the pictures. If you like to take your own and have any questions feel free to ask. Also if you like to share your images please upload them.

Thanks for looking,