Monday, August 30, 2010

Earth Sea Sky

Some of my favorite beach pictures from our summer vacation in Malaysia this year.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Ever since I took the first clear and sharp picture of a dragonfly I have been quite obsessed by this insect. Up till recently I have not been able to catch them stationary enough for me to photograph.

These pictures were taken at Borneo Rainforest Resort in Lambir, Sarawak, in my front yard here in Galt, California, and the last picture was taken at Rancho Seco Park.

Friday, August 20, 2010


The hummingbird is a beautiful bird and photographing it can be quite a challenge. It moves so quickly that even before you can get your camera focused properly it has moved to the next flower.

Fortunately for me, the ones in my mother-in-law's yard are quite used to being around people that they do not get spooked too easily when you approach them as they sit on a small branch.

I especially love the photos taken during one foggy morning. The bokeh background looks more interesting than usual.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Reverse Macro Photography

I took these pictures using a 50mm Olympus prime manual lens on my Olympus E620 using a reverse macro ring adapter.

It is quite difficult to focus on the subject because your hands need to be pretty steady and the distance between the camera and the object has to be precise to get the best focus. These pictures were among my first several pictures using the reverse macro ring.