I was anxious to come home and try out my new macro lens in the garden. Days like this I am glad I have a garden — even though it’s a haphazard mess.
The mystery blooms I photographed weeks ago are spent. All that remains are dried up petals and of course, the ants! If you want to see the blooms in their glory days click here. In fact, you should revisit the link so that you can appreciate the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos. I think the after photos are much better.
There was a slight wind and no matter how steady I think I am, the macro lens requires particular care. I pulled out the tripod to do the photo shoot the proper way.
I’m glad I did!
To get the shot below, I sat on the ground and aimed the camera up towards the flower. I wanted to get the sky in the background.
In the same area were dozens of beetles. Notice how the blades of grass (weeds?) aren’t smooth. That’s the joy of having a macro lens to capture the tiniest of details. The beetle is also nice. 😉
Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Lens: My new wonderful lens. (Macro 100 mm2.8 L IS USM)
Date: May 2014