Monday, August 17, 2009

The Day of the Gecko

The Gold Dust Gecko apparently comes from Madagascar among other places but has somehow also managed to make the trip to Hawaii. These discrete little creatures often visited us as I drank my coffee (Kona of course) on the Lanai in the morning in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Many times I tired to sneak up on them with a macro lens to grab a portrait, but more often than not they would scurry away. Having now read up on them a bit, I found that there vision is quite good. Although they were found in many different places, they were often found the massive beds of snake plant around our building.

So for today I will share with you a few of my successes. The macro shots would all have been done with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS with the Canon 500D Close Up Lens. If the caption includes the text "+2.0x" that indicates the I also used the Canon 2X Extender .


These eight different images show differing perspectives.

1/125 f/5.6 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 375 mm Canon EOS 40D

1/200 f/5.6 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 385 mm Canon EOS 40D

1/160 f/5.6 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 375 mm Canon EOS 40D

1/320 f/8 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 185 mm Canon EOS 40D

1/125 f/5.9 ISO 400 @ 22.8 mm DMC-TS1

1/800 f/2.8 ISO 200 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 185 mm Canon EOS 40D

1/640 f/2.8 ISO 200 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 185 mm Canon EOS 40D

1/40 f/3.3 ISO 80 @ 4.9 mm DMC-TS1

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