New to photography

My first camera is a Nikon 1 J1 and I am most interested in macro….well maybe not macro necessarily, but certainly getting in close with some of the smaller creatures and wonders of nature.  For the moment, I don’t have a budget for any more equipment, so I have to do without a macro/ micro lens and any kind of speed light set up.  Any close ups I publish for now are with the 10-30mm it came with.  I’m getting as close as I can and cropping it down later.

(UPDATE I do finally have a 40mm Nikkor AF-S Macro/Micro and look forward to playing with it!)

I am still brand new, so for now I am just playing with different exposures and switching the white balancing around to see what I like.  Any tips, tricks, suggestions, stories, comments are more than welcomed!

If anyone would like to use any of the images here for any reason, I would appreciate a request first. I would also greatly appreciate a link to this site from the photo. I would be thrilled to see one of my photos in print, please contact me!

All images here are copyright© jasonjonwilson

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Algonquin Highlands Backpacking Trail

Provoking Lake, Algonquin Park Ontario

Provoking Lake, Algonquin Park Ontario

Diving bird

Diving bird

Sunrise Toronto / Breakfast!

Sunrise Toronto / Breakfast!

We decided to get up at 4:30, go to a 24hr diner and pick up breakfast and take it all down to the lake to watch the sunrise! Here are a few pics.

swallows

swallows

I believe these are barn swallows nesting under overhangs of buildings near the water at the promenade mississauga, ontario…let me know if they are some other type of swallow

grounded

grounded

frantically got my camera out at a red light, I just thought this looked cool….such a beautiful, wide open sky obstructed by so much symbolism…authority, control, communication, technology etc etc…anyway I like it

clouds

mayfly face

Mayfly Wings

Mayfly Wings

Their wings are so cool I had to get a closeup