I enjoy spring but also the transition period into the summer months. The spring flowers are all but gone now and budding trees have now transitioned into full leaf with the spring flowers replaced by the hardy flowers of summer.
Summer is the time I enjoy doing macro photography in an attempt to capture the essence of summer - what ever I come across in my outdoor outings, be it Dragonfly, Butterflies, and or especially the summer flowers. Summer opens many opportunities for great outdoor photography, I especially taking my gear out and walk trails and stop along the way to capture the flowers and other subjects.
My approach for acquiring good shots is a plan to be out early in the morning before the heat of summer takes it toll and carry a light weight macro setup - depending on what your intentions are your choice my vary. For Dragonfly I prefer the longer lens while a shorter 60-100mm macro does well for general summer flower photography. I also prefer to take a flash along to help with greater depth of field and filling in shadows and as far as a tripod goes - I carry a small one along as well.
Grab your camera and lens and get outside and capture some fantastic photographs. Good Luck, I will see you on the trail.
Many visitors to the site may have noticed I have a few articles centered on Macro Photography. My first real macro lens was the older Nikon 105 manual lens, and after seeing the fine details and textures from the images I was hooked, the details in the photos took on a surreal world of their own.
When not out doing landscapes, birds or wildlife photography – I am doing macro photography because it is such a rewarding aspect of Photography, and I encourage anyone who has not tried it to do so. Let’s get on with it...
Nikon 60mm f2.8 AFS-S Micro-Nikkor Lens is a super choice for your first intro into Macro. You may find others who state they don’t recommend this lens as a Macro due to the very close distance you must get to the subject in order to achieve 1:1, about 2 inches at the closest focus distance (1:1). The lens needs to be 2 inches from the subject for 1 to 1.. I simply believe each lens offers a special interface between the camera and user. I use most all focal lengths of Macro/Micros.
Flowers to Switzerland
6/28/2019 9:15 AM
Macro photography is awesome, especially with flowers! As a florist, I try to do some amateur bouquet photography on the side but I must admit they will never look as good as yours :( Hope to see more of your work soon.