Being on PhotoBlog for almost a month now, I saw lots of incerdible photos and many of them showed me unique approach to some topics, techniques of doing some things or simply how well trained eye of a photographer helps to capture any subject in a way that immediately captures attention of viewer. Many photographs were macro shots, which presented a perspective that cannot be achieved with "naked eye" and I really enjoyed them. I never did such macro shots before, so inspired by that, I decided to try and bought a cheap set of extension tubes for my camera.
It arrived today and it is as simple as it gets - just 3 pieces of black tube with a thread to screw them together, and two mounts - one to connect with camera and one for the lens. No optical elements, no electronics, just bare metal. This means that I have to set everything manually to get a usable photo and also that I had to come up with a solution to one problem I did not predict - that it does not have any kind of aperture control or even a lock for it. To avoid my lens being stopped down to the smallest aperture, I cut out a small plastic element that can be wedged on the lens mount to move and lock aperture "pin" in position I choose. It should work, at least for now :)
Of course I tried to make some shots. I don't really know how to do it in a "proper" way, but I got some "ok" photos I share below. I'll be happy if you can give me some advice on what to do better ;)
Inside of red carnation flower
Berberis leaves and raindrops