I am not sure why, maybe because the weather has been a bit poor lately, but I have been getting right into marco photography. I have been busy reading about it and over the past couple of days tried a few shots, with mixed results. This first shot was taken just outside the house and there is a bit of softness around the edges of the acorn due to movement as it was handheld and there was a breeze as well. I tried again today at lunchtime with a tripod, and some fill flash as it was a bit dull, but the midges got to me and it all ended up badly, with much cursing and jumping about. As a result I popped indoors and tried again with a large allium seed-head in much more benign conditions with reasonable results. I need to experiment with flash to try and get a little bit more depth of field while maintaining a decent shutterspeed and avoiding too high an ISO setting as that would produce excessive noise in the lovely soft background.
All good fun and I hope to do quite a bit of this, messing around with different lenses, macro and standard, plus using extension tubes and possibly an achromatic filter with my standard 50mm lens. More to come....
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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