Just beautiful, and the exemplary photo for June's ToM! I love it. Your work makes me wonder if I should get a dedicated macro lens for my D7000, rather than depend on the macro feature of by bridge camera.
feather (2017/06/02 16:31:16): Thanks Murat. I can't comment on the bridge camera, but I'm guessing you have more control with a DSLR and a macro lens. I wrote some advice in the forum some time ago SEE HERE
I was using a D300 when I wrote that and the live view procedure is slightly different on the D7000, but being able to zoom in 100% to focus is a real advantage to pin-point the actual part you want perfectly sharp. Trying to focus using auto-focus is difficult because the lens keeps searching, so what is in focus is hit and miss.
Macro photography is not easy at first but I found persistence was worthwhile. The main problem is getting the DOF you want. I've been experimenting with selective focus for a while now so there is some "artful" o-o-f. (note the o-o-f on this image at f18!!)
What a coincidence, I am up early 6:30 here drinking my morning tea before jumping on my bike, and why? About a 5 minute bike ride away is a field that is full with poppies, cornflowers and giant Daisy's. Armed with my gorilla pod, my plans was to expirememt with macro shots, for the theme and because I have never tried it.
And the first image I see on PF is this absolute gorgeous image with technical tips. I still don't understand how you can get so much oof with f18, I was thinking of using my portrait lens and f2,8. We'll see it's an experiment and learning process.
This goes into my favorite and choices.
Wish me luck😉
feather (2017/06/04 21:19:10): The extra difficulty you have to contend with when doing macros outdoors is the wind. When you're using small apertures you inevitably have a slow shutter speed so every movement will show up. Also a bright overcast day is better than sunlight. Almost all my true macros are done indoors.Everlasting (2017/06/03 20:15:31): Well it wasn't a good start after all, it was cloudy no light, the gorilla pod was useless and I couldn't work out the settings. Anyway, re-read the link that you posted and tried a couple of shots back here at home. Think I have a better idea of how to do it, so if the light is good tomorrow back out to the field, but this time with the tripod and try again. If at first you don't succeed ............
Thanksfeather (2017/06/03 08:19:00): PS The main problems you get with a normal lens is you can't get close enough to focus and you can't get really small apertures.
Kfeather (2017/06/03 08:16:45): I probably missed you now, for my advice. With macro the DOF is always very shallow, as the closer you get, the DOf decreases. Have a read of the forum post I did where I try to explain that. (see my reply to Murat for the link.)
Good luck. Let me know how you get on.
Thank you for the fave!
Soft, delicate, creamy, silky, pastel ... a blast of delicate elements that evoke softness and tenderness. An image that could be used for many things that can be associated with the adjectives or qualities. How about a soap? :-)
nice abstract mood with a touch of dream and reality matching well with the theme of month. well done.
PS: london is under attack again, it survived many times after pass by worst things, these little devils will be defeated despite its cowardice.
This is a dream, pure eye candy, Kath, a visual treat. Really nice the areas "in a haze" while the front petal is sharp and yet "untouchable", you don't want to leave marks, you hope that no rain will come to distroy this ever. Luckily there will be a next summer and in 12 months there is another spring and summer we can enjoy this beauty again. Very very nice.
I have some lupine pictures to post and I thought I got close-up detail, but this is just amazing!. It really looks so soft that I can almost feel being enfolded in such softness. You really are the champion of macro flower images. I also appreciate your endless generosity in sharing your experienced knowledge. Macros are again on my list, but this time, I'll bring the flowers inside. HLJ, P