I’ve been meaning to test my new macro lens for a while now. The dusty weather last week didn’t help with shooting flowers. I want my first flower post to be from our garden. I took a couple of test shots, of flower petals and an ugly fly, holding the camera by hand. The results were fantastic.
However having read a bit more about macro photography, I now realise that because you’re so close to the subject, the smaller apertures give better results. This means the shutter will slow down and you need a tripod. I will get round to it when the weather is a little less brutal.
Cicking the header photo will take you to a generously large version to illustrate the detail possible. For scale, consider that one of those metal-framed reels has a diameter of a medium coin.
Inside the house, in the wonderful but fake cold air, I took my time to set up… and yes I did use a tripod. The colours and textures offered a couple of hours of fun. It was either the sewing kit or the colour pencils. I’ll do the latter another time.
I thought of three titles for this post: String Theory (a bit square – I know), A String of Errors and (cringe) Stringfella. But I went with my wife’s better suggestion.
I hope you enjoy the colours and images. This lens has certainly opened a new door for me.