Friday, 16 May 2014

A walk looking for macros

Once I had decided I wanted to do lots more with macros, I picked up my camera and headed out - but first I took a close up of my Mother's Day flowers, chrysanthemums, my favourite flower.
©Christine LintonThis one I took with an F/8 aperture which is the largest aperture I have.  I wanted to get focus over the whole bunch of flowers.
Then I went over to Lochiel Park where I noticed some yellow fungi (mushrooms or toadstools, I don't know which, nor did I touch because I don't know what is poisonous) growing in the approach borders.  Used an aperture of F/2.8 for these, so that I could get a good quality close up.  I also used the Macro setting as I had the camera within a few centimetres of them.
©Christine Linton
I find weeds as fascinating as cultivated flowers, often more so.  They don't have that perfect look, often a bit shaggy and half-eaten, but still showing a strong presence.  I admire their stand against perfection.  Such as this weed, I think a dandelion head shedding it's clock.  This one I also took on the macro setting and with a F/2.8 aperture.
©Christine Linton
Rob Sheppard talks about photographing unexpected things such as weeds on his blog.

Monday, 12 May 2014


I have posted a new page on this blog, called Macros - because, well, I'm particularly interested in developing my macro skills.  I've put a few pix on there to start off and will put more on as I take them.