Equipment and Image Processing
Until 2012 pictures were for the most part taken using a Canon Powershot S5 digital camera equipped with a close-up lens (Canon, 500 D) together with a Sony x1.7 Tele Conversion lens.
Starting in 2012 most pictures were taken using a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V digital camera.
Starting in 2013, pictures were taken using a Canon Powershot SX50 HV digital camera. Beginning in 2015, this camera was replaced with its successor, the Canon Powershot SX60 HV.
In 2017 I started taking pictures with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera equiped with a 40-150 mm f/2.8 Pro zoom lens, and starting in 2018, mostly with a 300 mm f/4 lens.
Pictures are taken using natural daylight and only rarely using a flash.
Images are processed using commercial software (Adobe Photoshop, Topaz DeNoise, Detail, and/or Adjust filters, or DxO Photolab). Processing may include cropping, change in orientation, adjustments of the contrast and color balance, noise reduction, and/or sharpening. Any processing is applied to the whole picture rather than only to parts of it.