Coming to an end of the second Macro Week. Again, no idea what’s the name of this plant but it’s probably a xenophyte: thick leaves and waxy cuticle – A-Level biology is finally useful!
Another reason why I hate spiders: their webs make right eye-sores in photos sometimes.
Again no idea what flowers they are but the tree, which was pretty much next to the plant from the previous post, was covered in this blossom so couldn’t not take a photo.
This one is actually turned upside down since the blossoms were hanging down, it makes it look more interesting without looking unnatural. It was pretty hard to get the shot in focus because the branch was quite long and thin so the slightest wind would make it flail all over (tongue twister right there) the place.
This one caught my eye because the sun picked it out of the rest of the bush. I like having a camera directly behind some leaves or branches when looking at the subject. They bend the light and give some fun abstractions of the bokeh. They make macro photos more interesting meaning I don’t have to use photoshop to spruce them up.
Just FYI, these are all from the same walk around Leicester campus in May (backlogs…), while waiting for a friend to finish his exam.
Macro photography isn’t something I thought I would do often when I had my first DSLR, but after buying the 100mm macro lens I literally cannot stop taking macro photos.
I have to say that my other, cheaper, 70-300 Tamron VC etc. is also good for macro. The most striking difference is that at a smaller aperture, the Tamron has greater depth of field, though the ability to drop to F2.8 is great on cloudy days.
This photo is from the 100mm F2.8 (Canon), when I post a macro photo from the Tamron, I’ll indicate it.
I’ve avoided botany like the plague throughout my degree but I think it has caught up with me. I’ve been taking photos of flowers a lot, and do not have the first clue of their classification. For all I know, this could be an apple blossom…
Help with identification would be actually really appreciated/credited!