Monday, January 4, 2010

Another Nature Macro

Sometimes I feel like this blog is almost predictable. My two favorite types of photography are nature photography, and macro photography. This photo is an example of both.

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Aperture: f/2.6
Shutter Speed: 1/20
ISO: 100

I'm not sure why I was at ISO 100 instead of 80 if I was using a tripod. Possibly I had set it to 100 to get a slightly faster shutter speed for some previous handheld shooting on the same trip, and then forgotten to set it back. I like how the depth of field worked out, and I'm pretty happy with the saturation on the yellow lichen. The composition is iffy though.

1 comment:

  1. I like the composition, and I know why... There is a line toward the left in the bark that leads my eye up and out. It makes me feel like I'm looking at a landscape - it feels like a river or path through a forest of trees. The colors are lovely, nice crisp textures, and a fairly narrow depth - this all works for this macro. Nothing wrong with photographing what you love. You are not predictable by any means!


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