Flower, Foliage & Fungi thread for October 2012
This was shot on a walk around town today. Leaves are just starting to turn around here, but some trees go much earlier than others. Should be a good month for photography; hopefully I'll be able to get some in after raking.
My first foray into handheld macro shots with my 100L. Please C&C.
This was actually the table decoration at a Mexican Restaurant on Sunday - not the usual location for flora, but hey - I had my X-Pro1 and 60mm Macro with me.
The vivid blue OOF backdrop is actually someone's T-Shirt.
Mac Pro/MacBook Pro/iPods/iPhones/iPad
Nice shots. DoF is very shallow as you have used a wide aperture (F2.8/5). Would suggest using a flash so that you can use a smaller aperture (F11/16) to get deeper DoF.
The Bristly Donkey Orchid (Diuris setacea). The 'bristly', refers to the thin spirally twisted leaves. Discovered by Robert Browne, world famous English taxonomist, when Mathew Flinders called at Albany in December 1801, on his exploratory & mapping expedition when he circumnavigated the Australian Continent.
Canon EOS5d, Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro, Canon Speedlite 430EX, Honl 1/8 speed grid. Flash positioned off camera to the left and slightly behind the subject. Manual exposure mode with TTL flash, exposure 1/400 s at f/11.0, ISO 400, with -1 stop flash exposure compensation.
Sorry, my bad. This pic is from October 2011, not 2012. My apologies.
'Curiouser and curiouser' said Alice