Here’s a shot I got in south Texas using the 200-500mm f/5.6E VR Nikkor near its minimum focus distance of 2.2 meters, showing the good magnification you can get with this lens, especially on a DX Nikon body like the D500. This image is un-cropped, and wouldn’t have been possible with a standard 500mm telephoto without extension tubes.
Due to a cancellation, I now have an open seat for my Colorado Wildflower & Macro Workshop, July 20-23, 2016 in Crested Butte, Colorado. Summer wildflowers are always a wonderful subject here in Colorado; I hope you can join me!
Update 10 May: The workshop is currently full. Contact me to be added to the waiting list.
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be returning to Crested Butte, Colorado in July 2016 to lead a small-group wildflower/macro photo safari and workshop! You’ll photograph the beautiful wildflowers in a high alpine setting and learn macro and close-up photography techniques. Participants will also receive hands-on field instruction, post-processing help, and image critiques.
This tour is open to a maximum of 10 photographers.
I’m back from leading a workshop to the Colorado high country, where we took a group of 8 photographers on a wildflower photography safari.
On the trip, we photographed the wonderful wildflowers around Crested Butte, Colorado. This year was particularly spectacular, as we’ve had unusually wet weather in Colorado.
During the workshop, we not only covered macro techniques, but we also examined the role of complimentary colors, backgrounds, and composition. The area around Crested Butte was perfect for all kinds of photography, from close-ups to landscapes. Everyone came away with a tremendous number of awesome photographs!
Thanks for looking!