01.01.11 Mini Project – Use of Macro lens 2
I wanted to improve on my previous attempt by using the cable release. I also experimented with the ISO. This time I seemed to do everything more quickly and it felt easier using the tripod. I used two different vases of flowers and the same grey card background I had used before (forgot to mention that previously). The second vase contained roses, which were well past their best and waiting to be thrown away. I had to move the tripod back to get the flowers properly in view. I wanted to change the arrangement but petals showered down every time I tried to move the flowers around. The dogs were very interested in this, paws up on the chair and I was worried that they would knock the tripod. Fortunately this didn’t happen. Unfortunately, I forgot to take the same view of the chrysanthemums that I did before so couldn’t directly compare. Here is one of the rose shots though.
f11 ¼ ISO 100 EF 100mm Macro USM
Evaluation: Much improved and the edges of the petals are nicely defined. Minimal editing and some cropping so that the main focus is on one rosebud. I must get some fresh flowers now and do some more.