All posts by eduardolibby

Making, showing and publishing photos is my way of sharing what I feel is inspiring about our world. I hope you will find it inspiring too.

Butterflies Next-door

The good thing about not specializing too much as a photographer is that one can enjoy shooting whatever subject is available. After a walk to a nearby creek and forest a large macro photography scenario suddenly opened for me…

I shot all photos with a Nikon D7200 and a 105 mm Micro Nikkor lens: a combination that is about right for insects that can fly- or jump-away if one gets too close. A longer lens would be even better but this is what I have!

 

Skipper butterlfy on a Stachytarpheta flower showing proboscis. Photo by Eduardo Libby
A long proboscis is the way to go when you need to find nectar in flowers of many sizes.

Skipper butterfly ahowing iridescent hairs. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The iridescent hairs of this skipper butterfly contrast nicely with the dark color of its wings.

Crystal-winged butterfly (Ithomiinae). Photo by Eduardo Libby
Crystal-winged butterflies (Ithomiinae) don’t leave often the dark forest interior but are better photographed without using flash.
 

I know skippers are very common, but I wonder: are there Crystal-winged butterflies where you live?

 

Superheroes in Customs

A rainbow of colors on the hair, skin, eyes and dresses of many enthusiastic fans of many more movie- and TV-shows. This Cosplay Party was set on the Old Customs building in San José, a city block long brick warehouse that now houses large events. Continue reading Superheroes in Customs

Is it better to mount Canon’s 500D Close-up filter in reverse?

Here and there I’ve read in the internet that mounting Canon’s 500D close-up filter in reverse gives you better image quality.  So, I tried it… Continue reading Is it better to mount Canon’s 500D Close-up filter in reverse?