Tag Archives: Canon 100mm Macro

Grasshopper on Pokeweed

The color of the pokeweed berries and stems were a nice contrast to this grasshopper.

Grasshopper on Pokeberry
Grasshopper on Pokeweed – Canon 100-400mm

The spiny structures on his back leg look like they mean business.

Grasshopper on Pokeberry
Grasshopper on Pokeweed – Canon 100-400mm

This last shot was taken with the Canon 100mm macro lens. I couldn’t get the angle I wanted with the available footing and the grasshopper never moved, so it is nearly the same image as above.

Grasshopper on Pokeberry
Grasshopper on Pokeweed – Canon 100 mm

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 24, 2022

Grasshopper at the Swamp

The trail that runs along the edge of the swamp at Magnolia Plantation often offers some interesting peeks at the little creatures.

Grasshopper Silhouette
Grasshopper Silhouette, Canon 100-400mm

I tried to see him from the other side of the leaf, but he had moved along.

Grasshopper
Grasshopper, Canon 100-400mm

Another shot with the 100mm macro lens.

Grasshopper
Grasshopper, Canon 100mm Macro

The grasshopper had places to go.

Grasshopper
Grasshopper

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
September 16, 2022

Green Heron – Dead Branch, 2 Lenses, Part 2

Part 1 featured images of this Green Heron cropped square, endeavoring to show the bird framed by the dead branch.

Here are some other shots showing off the Heron, and that gnarly stick, a bit more.

Green Heron
Green Heron – Canon 100mm Macro

A little different angle, closer in on the bird, but unfortunately without those puffy white clouds.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm, at 300mm

I waited in vain for the Heron to turn the other way for a different composition. I was repositioning, watching where I was putting my feet, and the bird flew off.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm, at 225mm

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
August 7, 2022

Green Heron – Dead Branch, 2 Lenses

I had my Canon 100mm Macro and Canon 100-400mm lenses with me on a recent trip to Magnolia Cemetery. A Green Heron hanging out on a dead branch gave me an opportunity to use both.

Green Heron
Green Heron – Canon 100mm Macro

I was trying to frame the entire shot with the branch but other hanging vegetation nixed that idea. These  images are all cropped square for the most interesting compositions.

Green Heron
Green Heron – Canon 100mm Macro

Puffy white clouds added a nice element.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm at 100mm

I was able to edit this final image taken with the 100-400mm lens in Lightroom to lighten the limb and the bird a bit. Interestingly, the same edit on the images with the 100mm lens had a very unnatural looking result.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm at 100mm

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
August 7, 2022

Tattered Dragonfly

The garden beds along the banks of the Ashely River at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens almost always are worth a wander by for some insect activity.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

Late yesterday afternoon this rather bedraggled dragonfly perched for a few photos.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

The flowers, possibly some kind of salvia, had its own problems having been chewed on or maybe unable to withstand this summer’s heat.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

From another angle you can really see how much of the wings are missing. Flight didn’t seem to be a problem.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

Canon 100mm Macro Lens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
August 4, 2022