I am still learning my way around my macro lens, I do not have a tripod so I am forced to depend upon steady hands and image stabilization technology.
But even a slight breeze and there is no chance of a sharp image, add in a depth of field that covers just a few millimeters and you can see how tricky a macro shot can be.
Precision work! If I was so inclined I suppose these things could be done under controlled conditions at home in a makeshift studio. But I simply love being out in the woods, lying down on the damp leaf litter and fending off a confused dog.
And then (assuming we have a workable image) it’s time to process the results. I have noticed that Bluebells (it’s probably true for all flowers, but I have experience of just these at the moment) are very easy to mess up in photoshop. The colors are so easy to change well beyond what I would like. This one is no exception, it is just a bit too blue.
But despite it not being that accurate a representation of the original colors, and even though I didn’t nail the focus…I still like it.
Thanks for looking!