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Rising above the rest, this poppies budding bloom caught the late afternoon sunlight and was just begging to be photographed. Part of a get back to nature session my camera and I were having.
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Gorgeous light and incredible clarity. Love the tiny hairs, the bright red and green against the black. I think your back to nature session must have been a good day!
excellent close up fantastic lighting!
This was shot with a borrowed Tamron 90mm on my D700, a great combination for close up work, takes a little patience with the wind to get it sharp, but when it works, is sharp as a tack.
Sweet focus…..excellent detail…
Wonderful lighting and a great little close-up …
Beautiful! Great macro photo!
The lighting is wonderful Craig. Is it backlit? Tell me, do you have a specific macro lens for this? I know nothing about macro but I’d love to be able to do it. Whenever I try to focus this close I can’t…
Yes I was using a borrowed macro lens, a Tamron 90mm AF lens, it allows for focusing up very very close, in this case I wasn’t that close and cropped the end image down a little. (The close you get the harder it is to nail the focus in the windy conditions). The flower was heavily backlit in the late afternoon sun, so I had to add a little on camera fill flash to bring up the foreground side (-2 EV from memory), just to brighten it up a little. The tamron is a cheaper alternative to the Nikon lenses, I’ve also on another occasion used the Sigma 150mm which was also very good. I must say you do need to be patient sometimes with macro photography as it can be a bit fiddly.
– Craig Goldsmith
wow very beautiful work .. love how it is clear and sharp with lot of fine details well done my friend.
Hi Craig, beautiful macro shot mate, such fine detail and colour!
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