Macros in the Greenhouse (NX20 with 60mm f/2.8 and 30/2)

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Macros in the Greenhouse (NX20 with 60mm f/2.8 and 30/2)

Went to a greenhouse this past weekend and got an opportunity to use my macro lens again. I really love this lens. Something that can help create a great image is depth. It helps with the 3d appearance of the scene. Often we think of shooting only wide open with lenses, but you often have to step down the lens to get the desired depth. Lighting is also important to depth. Try to find lighting with some contrast to it (or use a flash to help). These are natural light here, but took care to find palm leaves in the right location.

The flower and the 30mm shot were handheld, the other two were tripod images. I don't photograph the generic flowers when I go to the greenhouse, like the orchids and other beautiful blooms. I suck at capturing those. Try to find unique angles. The leaves are looking straight up at a palm of some kind taking care to get the camera parallel to the leaves, and the small cactus/flower were hidden away under a bench. The cacti are only 5 cm or so across.

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