Macro photo of a flower


Another post where I claim not to be a nature photographer.

I grabbed the D810 (because it had the macro lens on it) and got up close and personal with some flowers I found near the house.

One of my favourite photographers from the past, Robert Cappa, has a saying I live by when photographing portraits: “If your photograph is not good enough, you’re not close enough!” Unfortunately for Robert, he was killed following his own advice. He got closer during a war and stepped on a landmine.

Luckily there were no landmines around when I grabbed a couple of flowers to see how close I could get to them. The lovely soft light is coming from an object I conservatively estimate to be four hundred times the size of the subject. You know you are in the realms of macro photography when to focus, you move the object instead of the lens. 

This, and the image I will most likely post tomorrow, were a lot of fun to photograph. I’m now on the hunt for a perfectly formed dandelion and some night backlight to get really intimate with.  

That’s it for now. Talk to you soon. Stay safe.


Photo Information: 
Nikon D810
Tamron AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 @ 90mm
1/60 | f/20 | ISO 1000
Thursday September 2, 2021 @ 19:23
Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia

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