Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The second shot is from the front of an impatiens. Quite a different effect from the first image, but I liked this because of the "glitter" type effect on the flower's petals. The two shots were taken within a few minutes of each other ... one towards the sun, one away from the sun. Any preference?
50mm lens project I took a number of shots of various flowers in the garden, and was quite pleased with the control over depth of field I had. This next shot is with a 200mm focal length yet shot at f8. Due to the proximity of the lens to the flower the background is somewhat blurred whilst retaining sharp focus on the flower head itself.
Oh, I forgot to mention. Each of the images in this post are unmodified in anyway save for a conversion from RAW to JPEG. No crops, no saturation or sharpness twiddles or anything else unhealthy :-)
Also, don't forget you can click on an image to enlarge it and see it a bit bigger. I'd recommend you did this for the first shot at least and let me know what you think.