Monday, August 8, 2011

The rain and macro photography...





The last couple days we have been getting some much needed rain, and one of my favorite things to do is to take my Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S Micro out as soon as the water stops falling and grab a few shots.

I like to get real close, have the depth of field real shallow, and here are the results.

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9 comments:

corina said...

nice pics :) really liking the first one with the yellow pop of color!

Scott said...

Thank You!

;)

half blind said...

Very nice, Scott. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Great shots Scott!


Matt M.

Miguel Palaviccini said...

Scott, great shots as usual! One question, do you find that you need a tripod, or is it easy enough to hand hold and still get good results with that shallow dof?

Scott said...

Miguel,

I hand hold and usually shoot these kind of shots aperture priority.

Thanks everyone for the kind words...

Scott

Jan Winther said...

Great shots Scott. Drops of water just adds another dimension to a macro shot.
That said, why wait for the rain to come and go. Bring your own rain in a spray bottle - no wet shoes, and you can put your gear on the grass/ground without soaking it.

Scott said...

Jan,

Great suggestion...

Marion Rundell said...

I have been told that in addition to water in the bottle, you should add something...like soap? to get the water to "stick" better. I don't do much macro, so I don't remember. I have been told that we don't need to wait for the rain as well. We must all think about the light source as well. Using a ring flash or twin flashes will set the light distance making it easier to get the exact lighting you need with a preset aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. Marion