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Plants and Flowers Up Close…

by on Aug.21, 2010, under Life, Photography

About a month ago my daughters and I found a couple of photo competitions online that both the girls and I might be able to enter – some have both a junior school child category as well as an open category for entry and my older two daughters seemed interested in entering if we all went out and took some photos together. We went out to practice a little during one lunchtime in some streets near where we live. We only walked around with the camera and the single macro lens so all these shots are handheld (no tripod on this occasion). I used ISO (adjustments) to ensure we had the Aperture we wanted and a high enough Shutter Speed to resolve both camera shake and the motion of the flowers in the light wind.

Note: Click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay gallery viewer.

My girls found this first plant and roughly the angle to photograph (from above) – we each tried a few shots – the one I’ve included is one of mine since unfortunately all theirs were out of focus:

D90 + Tamron 90mm macro, 1/125 sec at f/4, ISO 200

A close up of a grevillea flower is one of mine:

D90 + Tamron 90mm macro, 1/200 sec at f/11, ISO 500

These very pretty pinky purple flowers is another of mine but the girls located the specific flower to shoot:

D90 + Tamron 90mm macro, 1/200 sec at f/9, ISO 500

The next two are pretty much all Amelia – she found the plants to photograph and framed the shots – I especially like her angle of view (from above) of the flower ring with the stem of flowers coming up the middle – both of these were found in a friends backyard (thanks Sue :)):

D90 + Tamron 90mm macro, 1/200 sec at f/9, ISO 2800


D90 + Tamron 90mm macro, 1/200 sec at f/9, ISO 1000

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