moments in focus…

macro

dandelion

Just yesterday I took a picture of a dandelion that was full, completely opened.  I thought that was so pretty, then today I noticed this one.  It had been misting all morning and the tiny droplets of water caught my eye.

Dandelion

 

dandelion water drop

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the ants come marching…

Todays post was going to be another ‘something new’ post.  About nature again. About flowers again.  Yesterday I noticed another type of unfamiliar flower bud.  This morning the sun was just right, so I put on my micro lens and went to the backyard.  I didn’t even notice the ants until I was looking through the lens.  Bonus!

I do have one issue (ok, let’s say another) with macro photography, my eyesight.  Does anyone else have this issue.  I think the subject is in focus, and guess what- it’s not. I have started wearing my readers when I take a macro shot, not very convenient, but it works.  Ok, since I’m being honest, another issue is that I can’t seem to stay still.  Is it time to pull out the tripod for every shot I take? Ugh.  Do most of you use a tripod for Macros?  Any helpful tips?

The first picture, I just liked ;)  The second is, well… the ant.

 

 

peony

 

ant


DOF, trying to get a handle on it

 

 

 

If you follow my blog, you know I love a shallow DOF.  Lately I have been practicing a bit more, trying to improve.  I took these with a Micro (Nikon) lens, so I was very close.  Being so close even an fstop of 11 creates a shallow DOF (something I tend to forget).   More to come :)

f11 1_200f11  1/200

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f3.3   1_1600

f3.3  1/1600


macro…. bugs…..

 

 

dragonfly

snail