Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Sample Pictures

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens
Daisy 5 Daisy 5

The yellow petals on this Daisy flower look like flames leaping up from the edges of the center. The contrast is strikingly beautiful!

180mm  f/16  1/2s  ISO 100
Praying Mantis 2 Praying Mantis 2

A Praying Mantis walks down a Thistle plant.

180mm  f/5.6  1/160s  ISO 100
Monarch Butterfly 2 Monarch Butterfly 2

A Monarch Butterfly feeds on a red Zinnia flower. This photo was shot in the studio using large softboxes and monolights. How do you get a Monarch butterfly into the studio? You raise them from an egg (or caterpillar). Fortunately, my daughter loves doing this and provides me with the subjects for shots such as this one. One of the big advantages to having a brand new butterfly is that the wings are void of any tattering. The Monarchs are released as soon as they can fly.

180mm  f/11.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Daffodil Picture Daffodil Picture

The back of this Yellow Daffodil is softly lit and in high contrast to the black background.

180mm  f/16  1/200s  ISO 100
Hydrangea Picture Hydrangea Picture

This is a closeup picture of a young purple Hydrangea. Extremely soft lighting was provided by a Chimera Softbox.

180mm  f/16  2s  ISO 100
Lily Picture Lily Picture

The elegant Lily - close-up.

180mm  f/13  1/250s  ISO 250
Flower 3 Flower 3

A beautiful pink and white flower picture.

180mm  f/16  1/125s  ISO 200
Pair of Black-Eyed Susans Pair of Black-Eyed Susans

A bright pair of Black-Eyed Susans positioned above/below each other are sharply contrasted against the black background. Lighting is from a Chimera Softbox.

180mm  f/22.0  1/250s  ISO 250
Crocus Crocus

Strikingly beautiful, the Crocus ushers in Spring!

180mm  f/16  1/200s  ISO 100
Spring Peeper Picture Spring Peeper Picture

Isn't he the cutest thing?! The call of the Spring Peeper is beautiful - and loud. The Spring Peeper in this picture appears ready to jump to you!

180mm  f/19  1/200s  ISO 100
Crocus Picture Crocus Picture

A purple and white crocus forms a beautiful artistic shape.

180mm  f/16.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Blue Flower Picture 2 Blue Flower Picture 2

Six symmetrical petals adorn this beautiful blue flower.

180mm  f/19  1/200s  ISO 100
Caterpillar Picture Caterpillar Picture

An amazingly detailed caterpillar scans its surroundings. One of great aspects of macro photography is that you get to study creatures such as this. What you can see in the full-size picture is that each hair has little hairs of its own. Lighting is from a Chimera XXS Softbox.

180mm  f/13.0  1/250s  ISO 250
Flower 2 Flower 2

Yellow, white and red stand out against the dark green background in this flower picture.

180mm  f/16  1/200s  ISO 200
May Apple Picture May Apple Picture

This beautiful white May Apple flower hangs beneath a canopy of large green leaves. May Apples are found on the forest floor - blooming in the Spring.

180mm  f/14  1/200s  ISO 100
Black-Eyed Susan 5 Black-Eyed Susan 5

Black-Eyed Susans make great subjects - and the Chimera Super Pro Plus XXS Softbox delivers great soft light from a Canon Speedlite.

180mm  f/13.0  1/250s  ISO 250
Purple Flower Picture Purple Flower Picture

A ring of bright yellow is surrounded by beautiful purple petals in on this flower.

180mm  f/19  1/200s  ISO 100
Monarch Butterfly on Red Zinnia Monarch Butterfly on Red Zinnia

A Monarch Butterfly is captured on a red Zinnia flower in the studio. You will notice that the dimensions of this photo are larger than the camera sensor delivers. When one or more borders of any image are a solid color (especially pure white or black), the image canvas size can easily be adjusted in post processing. Concentrate one filling the frame with the subject matter (to gain the most resolution possible) and adjust the dimensions later.

180mm  f/11.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Green Caterpillar on Daisy Picture Green Caterpillar on Daisy Picture

A green caterpillar clings to a green stem under a white daisy flower. Lighting is from the always-perfect-light Chimera XXS Softbox and a Canon Speedlite.

180mm  f/11.0  1/250s  ISO 250
Polyphemus Moth Picture Polyphemus Moth Picture

The Polyphemus Moth is both big and beautiful.

180mm  f/13  1/250s  ISO 250
Cute Girl in Pigtails Picture Cute Girl in Pigtails Picture

A cute girl poses in her braided pigtails.

180mm  f/4  1/640s  ISO 200
Pink Wildflower Picture Pink Wildflower Picture

A bud on this pink wildflower artistically hangs on its stem.

180mm  f/14  1/200s  ISO 100
Iris 2 Iris 2

180mm  f/16  1/200s  ISO 100
Crocus 2 Crocus 2

180mm  f/22  1/200s  ISO 100
Chrysanthemum Picture Chrysanthemum Picture

180mm  f/16  1/200s  ISO 100
Red and Yellow Rose Picture Red and Yellow Rose Picture

In stark contrast to its black background, this Red and Yellow Rose is full of color.

180mm  f/16  1/3s  ISO 100
Christmas Cactus Flower Macro Christmas Cactus Flower Macro

A solid black background is one of the easiest backgrounds to create - especially when using flash. Using a very bright flash with a short exposure and narrow aperture can sometimes be all that is needed for a solid black background. I typically use a piece of light-absorbing black velor material behind my subject to insure solid blackness in the background - as exampled in this picture.

180mm  f/11.0  1/160s  ISO 100
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