In the previous post I mentioned that I spent time today shooting both wildflowers and whitewater kayaking. These are two very different types of work, it was interesting to do both within a few hours.
For those that are interested, most of my close-up photography of flowers is with the Sigma 150mm macro lens. This lens is amazingly sharp and being on the long focal length end of the spectrum allows you to have a great deal of control over the background. I have read many times in photography books and online that one needs to “stop down” the lens when doing close-up work to increase the depth of field. I use the complete opposite of this, preferring to shoot with the lens close to wide open, in the case of the trillium f4.5, the calypso orchid f3.5 and the yellow violet f7. With the trillium and orchid photos this is very important to provide the beautiful out of focus background. I’ll do a tutorial about macro work later for those that don’t quite understand what I’m referring to acheter cialis.
Here are a few of the flower images. Very different from the kayaking photos!