2017-01-02 Leaf of my hydroponic coffee plant

Blogged by Twan as 2017 365 macro shots,Daily life,Photo — Twan Mon 2 Jan 2017 3:39 pm

2017-01-02 – Leaf of my hydroponic coffee plant

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2017 Happy New Year – 365 macro shots challenge

Blogged by Twan as 2017 365 macro shots,Daily life — Twan Sun 1 Jan 2017 10:37 am

My challenge for 2017 is that I’m going to make a macro shot every day and post it here.

2017-01-01 – Peeled clementine skin

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Macro virus

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Photo — Twan Thu 27 Aug 2015 4:08 pm

Small things have been fascinating me for a long time. I love getting close and try to bring out the details that we normally don’t see or do not really pay attention to. Both under water and on land I have the need to shove a lens right up the nose of little creatures.

It’s quite a challenge to have enough light and to focus on these small things but sometimes, it works and when I look back at the picture on the computer I just think WOW!

I recently bought some Kenko extension tubes and have been wrestling with them together with my Canon 100mm.

Today I found this little jumping spider (Salticidae). It was a lot of fun trying to get him to smile at the camera ( and not jump on it ).

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Playing with the camera

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Photo — Twan Sun 9 Aug 2015 12:38 pm

I have been playing a bit with the magic lantern firmware for my camera (canon 60d). I tested the focus stacking on an orchid flower and used the trap focus feature to try to get a macro shot (100mm + Inon ucl 165) of a fly.

Pretty cool stuff! Definitely going to play some more with this.

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Dive pictures Lembeh, Indonesia

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Diving,Gallery,Photo — Twan Sun 14 Jun 2015 7:49 am

I had a chance to go for another photography dive trip. Again Indonesia however, this time it was Lembeh. Lembeh is known for its muck diving. I added another strobe to my setup and also bought another macro wet lens. I tried to use them as much as possible ( stacked ).

You can find all the pictures in my gallery.


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Bali dive pictures

Blogged by Twan as Diving,Photo,Travel — Twan Sun 2 Nov 2014 10:22 am

For my dive trip to Bali I thought it would be cool to give underwater photography a go and decided to buy some equipment. The results you can find in the gallery.


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I really enjoyed making pictures underwater, and although it was a bit of a challenge working out the best settings, it was truly relaxing. I’m looking forward to the next trip!

Photos from Cuba [more to come]

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Photo,Travel — Twan Sun 4 May 2014 1:13 pm

I’m still processing all the pictures I took in Cuba and it will probably still take a while so thought I give you already one to get into the Cuba mood.


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Playing with water drops

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Photo — Twan Sun 2 Dec 2012 11:02 am

Yesterday I felt like doing a bit of a macro-ish weekend project and thought it might be cool to play around with water drops. I experimented a bit with on how to generate water drops in a blue washtub of water. In the end, I used one of those zip lock bags filled with water and a small hole in one of the corners. I hung this bag then about 1.5 meters above the tub and let it drip.

Camera on tripod with my Canon 100mm mounted. To capture the drop I needed to use 1/250 second shutter time. Due to the lack of an external flash, there was no way around using my integrated flash. Still, for a first setup I’m pretty happy with the results!

From my snapshot gallery:

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7pod chilli vodka

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Growing Chili pepper,Photo — Twan Sun 25 Nov 2012 2:30 pm

There, I’ve done it (again). On Friday I squeezed one of my 7pods in a bottle of Vodka. Today, a perfect day (gray outside) to do a still life picture. Next week, it will be time for a shot. Any volunteers?

From my snapshot gallery:

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My aeroponic chillies

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Photo — Twan Sat 13 Oct 2012 8:56 am

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Actually, I’m making this post to checkout the android app for wordpress. Most important functionality is the picture upload.

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