“Time itself comes in drops.” William James – f/8; 1/320; ISO 400.
The sturdy calla lily petals with their smooth and graceful curves are the perfect subject to shoot water drops. The water drops display a nice variety of shapes and sizes without dripping into the center of the flower.
These calla lilies where placed in a vase and set on my patio table two feet in front of an evergreen which made the background very easy to darken. f/8; 1/60; ISO 400.
“On one drop of water are found all the secrets of the universe”, Kahil Gibran
This was a very fun photo shoot. There was this leafy plant in my family room. I decided to spray the leaves. I set up my tripod and attached my macro lens to my camera. Then the shoot began. Lighting was not a concern. There was plenty of natural light streaming in from the windows where the plant was placed.
In shooting macro the best tips that were passed along to me were:
– shoot in aperture priority mode using manual focus
– shoot in live view and magnify the area you are focusing in on
– place a diopter (magnifier) over the live view screen to further focus in the subject
Macro Lens; manual focus;1/4 sec; ISO100