Kruiskensberg- Panorama

I don’t do panoramas very often. This consists of 5 shots with my Canon 5D Mark II and a Nikon 105mm f4 macro lens.

It is a 1.25m x 33 cm printable photo at full resolution.

Looking back I should have shot this vertically.

Panorama shot with my Canon 5D Mark II and a Nikon 105mm f4. This image can be printed at 1.25m x 33 cm. I’m happy with the result as making panoramas isn’t something I do often.

Thorn clad lichen (2021)

Shot during a walk, January 2022, Kesselse Heide, Belgium.

Cladonia uncialis is a species of fruticose, cup lichen in the family Cladoniaceae. It was first described as a new species by Swedish taxonomist Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It was transferred to the genus Cladonia by Friedrich Heinrich Wiggers in 1780. In North America, the lichen is colloquially known as the thorn Cladonia or the thorn cup lichen.

Larvae (2022)

Edited on June, 22 – 2022
One of my Instagram friends pointed out that the larvae in this image were Dock Leaf Bug larvae and not, as I thought, ladybug larvae.

May 25, 2022.
I got myself a mint second-hand Canon 5D Mark II.
Back in the day, November 2008, when it was released it was considered a ground-breaking camera. A full-frame camera with full HD (1920 x 1080) was, at that time, a revelation, embraced by many cinematographers. If I’m not mistaken an entire episode of Dr. House was shot with this camera.
It also made video attractive for photographers.

In an upcoming blog post, I’ll explain why I choose to get this “dated” camera. Before moving to MFT I’ve always been a Nikon fanboy. So yes, if I wanted a full-frame camera without breaking the bank I could have gone for de D700 (no video) or so.
But I didn’t.

I’ll be using the Canon 5D Mark II mainly for photography. Video, albeit good even today, is no match for my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

Yet, after some experimenting, it is not a bad B-roll camera.

I don’t own Canon glass so I’m using a few of my vintage lenses. Important is that these lenses have a Manual setting so I can set the diaphragm.

Canon 5D Mark II with an Auto Chinon 55mm f1.7 lens and a 20mm macro extension ring.

These are newly hatched Dock Leaf Bug larvae.