>>>Monday Macro/Closeup April 7 - 13, 2014<<<

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Some tulips from Amsterdam and a French beauty (LX7)
In reply to ysal, 5 months ago

I just bought these at my local open-air market, the Nieuwmarkt (the "New Market", which it was 600 years ago). A selection of locally grown tulips in a brown paper wrapper.

Parrot tulips (I think)

I'm finding the LX7 an amazing casual closeup tool, hand-held without any extras. With the lens wide open it can focus as close as 1 cm. away. This calls for an obligingly static subject and a reasonably steady hand or a support, of course. The wide setting seems to be quite forgiving of low light, so I try to reduce the aperture to at least 5.6 for reasonable DOF. This shot was taken indoors in overcast daylight. I used the built-in flash with one finger deflecting most of the direct light, which gave me the luxury of using the tightest aperture F8.

Here's another LX7 macro from last summer in mountains near Nice:

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