My first experiment (below) with the Raynox 150 on the Nikon P7100 convinced me that I should try it again. So, I headed off to the butterfly garden at the Punta Gorda History Park to see what it would do.
I did find that handholding was OK but, more support was merited. I have a lightweight monopod that doesn’t get used with the DSLRs but, is fine with the P7100. Using it also means that I don’t need to keep a mounting plate on the camera and it keeps it’s compact form. The monopod made a world of difference in the keeper rate. So, here are a few shots from today. Most are somewhat cropped. The purple flower is a crop and the close up is a crop of that. As usual, just click on an image for an enlarged view.
I then took a shot of sunflower petals which had ants running all over it. This combo is tough to track moving insects with. The optical viewfinder isn’t any help and my tracking skills with the rear screen leave a lot to be desired. The next shot is an emerging Black-eyed Susan. The bud has just opened to the point that the petals are beginning to show.
This next pair are a soft focus (unintentional 🙂 but nice) image of a plumbago flower and a Scorpions Tail – Heliotropium andiospermum. The Scorpions tail consists of a lot of small flowers which bloom in sequence. You can see those that have already bloomed, been pollinized and gone to seed on the right while the other blooms lead to the buds of the final flowers. You can tell the small size by the spider web attached to it.
Finally, another small flower with progressive blooming and a spider.
This combo is so satisfactory, I think I will get the Raynox 250 to add to the capabilities.