Monday, April 26, 2010

Indoor Macro with Window Lighting

I love shooting plants indoors because I never have to worry about wind. And I love shooting plants outside on a cloudy day because the lighting is perfect. So naturally, when I get the chance to take the best of both worlds, I go for it.

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Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 100mm

I'm not sure what this plant is called; it's some sort of succulent my mom is growing on a windowsill. And after I took a few shots like this one, I busted out my friend the spray bottle and tried some water ones... they didn't turn out. I don't think it was the water, just other things went wrong. So I may revisit this one with the water droplets again sometime.

Other than being maybe a little bit too busy, I'm pretty happy with this. At least I can say it was composed pretty well and there's a definite point of interest. The the lighting. Oh, the lighting.


  1. Wow! I love the detail in this! You can almost touch the softness of the fuzzies! Great photo!

  2. Fantastic detail and texture. The stamen is in perfect focus and incredibly sharp. Nice macro!

  3. Very nicely done! I took a page from your book and used the rainy day yesterday and some flowers to get a decent shot!

    I still want your dad's macro lens!


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