Friday, January 09, 2009

On The Wings of Gerber Daisies

One area of photography that I happen to enjoy very much is macro photography. Macro photography is all about taking pictures of items up close. I took this shot of one of the flowers that I brought home for Shabbos last week.

Canon XSi, 100mm macro lens
f/5, 1/30 second

While I have a lens that specializes in macro photography, most digital cameras have a macro setting that will allow you to take macro pictures with the lenses that are on them. You may not be able to take 1:1 (life size) pictures with them as I can with this lens, but you can still get some nice macro shots (remember my sunflower? -- that was with a point and shoot.) with a standard P&S with a macro mode.

Just for reference, here is the whole flower...

As always, comments, critiques and criticisms are welcome and appreciated.

The Wolf

Previous Photos:
Sometimes, an Out-of-Focus Shot Works Well Too
The Ghosts Of Grand Central
Third Night
Shooting From A Different Angle
Sunflower Arrangement (discussion of lens apertures and depth of field)
Empire (basic discussion of lenses)
Hovering Bee
Sunflower Macro
Statue of Liberty
Trinity Church, September 11, 2008
Manhattan Tulips


Anonymous said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I love this photo (but you knew that already!)

Anonymous said...

Lovely and vivid contrasts!