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Macro Practice

Witt an eye to photo opportunities later in the year (another Scotland trip and Shoalstone coming into┬áplay when it’s high nudibranch-season) I’ve decided to try & tackle some super-macro.

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This frustrating but potentially very rewarding type of photography isn’t something I’ve been drawn to in the past, but I do feel that I should give it a good go seeing as other photographers are getting some stunning results.

Ok, so getting cold in 7 degree water in low-vis with a swell and a silty sea-bed isn’t perhaps the best place to start to shoot small stuff… but if I can learn to do it under these prevailing winter conditions the it should stand me in good stead for when things get a bit easier.

Using the Olympus 60mm macro with the correct Aquatica port, I’ve added the stronger CMC mk1 to the port to see how I fare with it.

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None of these images are award-winning, nor are they truly super-macro, but I was encouraged to get anything in focus and reasonably well framed on my first outing :)

For sure I will be pursuing this discipline a bit more tis year so look out for some more images over the coming months.