Wednesday, January 23, 2008



Some nature macro shots from this past week. The top image is a mum which was shot 1:1 with a Nikon D100, ISO 200, F16@1/125, 55mm Nikkor Micro with extension ring, and an SB 800 speedlight on TTL. The second image is of mum pedals shot with the same camera, lens, and ISo, but lit with window light and shot at F2.8@1/60 for aesthetic purposes. The bottom image is a mushroom (sorry don't know what type) shot while I was on a hike. The mushroom was hiding under a fallen tree and lit by the late evening sun. I laid on my belly with my Nikon 65, 55mm Nikkor with extension ring, Fuji Provia 100 and shot this at F8@1/30 handheld.

4 comments:

lwelch.photo said...

I love the soft focus on the mum. You did an excellent job, aesthetically, the composition is very appealing.

Stephanie Cottle Photography said...

I agree with Lauren. I love all of these, but I like the middle one the most. The soft focus is so beautiful and artistic. Good job lighting these too! Nice texture.

Paige Kazazian Photography said...

i know we talked about this in critique, but i must agree. it's nice to see a more aesthetic and artistic approach since it seems we all get a little wrapped up with the technical side of things. the mushroom is great visually. i can't believe you handheld that. its not totally sharp, but it's incredibly impressive either way

Kathryn Lawson said...

I really like these flower shots. Your composition choice is beautiful. Great color and light.