A new beginning

2021 was the year when things slowly click together, photography wise that is. I got more comfortable with the gear and started to experiment with getting more than 1:1 magnification using the Raynox DCR-250 & reverse lens technique. I also experimented a lot with flash and diffuser. Lots of hit and misses but there were many a-ha moments!

There were a couple of highlights for the year. For the first time, I finally get to photograph male Amegilla sp. roosting at night. I also discovered a nesting site for the Lasioglossum (Homalictus) sp. next to the house.

Gear wise, the (used) Nikon D7200 became my new best friend when the Nikon D5200 stopped working. I also learned how to use Lightroom for making minor adjustments to the raw image. Lastly, I had to say farewell to the broken Tamron 90mm f/2.8 and replaced it with the Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/4.