Macro is a relatively new obsession for me. I had always been interested and had owned the Canon 100 f2.8 lense for a while, but just didn’t know where to start in terms of capturing insects in their natural environment.
I remember seeing an image of a Robberfly eating it’s prey come up at a local camera club one night and new I had to talk to the maker. That image was by Grahame Merrick, and after speaking to him, found that he was more than willing to let me tag along to see how he approached the craft. That was in March 2009 and since then I’ve tagged along A LOT with Grahame as he has passed on his wizdom on all things macro.
After shooting for 9 months with the 100mm and on occassions, a set of extension tubes, I decided to take the plunge and purchase the MP-e 65 at the start of 2010. The detail it can produce is stunning and while it is by no means an easy lense to use, it provides many hours of funs and discovery!