Sunday, June 12, 2016

PhotoProject :: Non-Bending Macro

My sigma telephoto macro lens

Cracking and bruising some ribs a couple of weeks ago has slowed me down a lot. Especially in terms of getting out specifically to take photos.

This week I was planning to do some more on macro/closeups and just focusing on textures. Unfortunately that typically means a lot of bending, not something I want to do at the moment. However my favourite telephoto (a old sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super, no idea what the super stands for) has a macro setting, that basically lets you focus in close when using the longest focal lengths.

 Lime Blossumazaleapotatoe creeperOn a ceramic duck's backTree fern frondToadstoll

Focusing close in this case is however 0.5 to 2 meters, not inches, away. This is perfect because I can stand and just focus at around ground level, ie no bending required. So I was able to get out in the garden (between rain showers) and have some close up fun.

Detail of stag horn fern leaf IDetail of stag horn fern leaf II

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