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IN THE FIELD: Close Encounters

August 1, 2013 24 comments

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This is one of my favorite photos of early spring bloomers taken this year.

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cloudy WB

IN THE FIELD: Flaunting In Fuchsia

May 31, 2013 21 comments

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This photo was taken a few weeks ago using a 90mm macro lens. Macro lenses of this or longer focal lengths serve a double duty. They can be used as a macro lens or as a medium telephoto.

When I composed this shot, the front lens element was a little more than one foot away from the tulip. This helped compress the scene yet still isolate the flower nearest the camera.

I wanted some color in the background but wanted the focus to be soft, so I chose a wide aperture to accomplish this. There was also the slightest breeze adding some movement to the flowers to further soften the scene.

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cloudy WB

ISO 200