Ack. I’m struggling with macro shots. I’m trying to learn. Aperture and f numbers, speed, let in more light/let in less light and focus. Then there’s the tripod, the lenses (right now I use extension tubes: 30 mm/20mm/12mm until I save for a regular macro lens) and the lens cleaner. Oh, I forgot about the SUN, overcast, wind….I’m sure I’ve left out a lot more. To me it’s like trying to get all the components of dinner on the table at the same time!
Practice, practice, practice! I was out practicing the other day and found some moss* to shoot. I got all set up, looked through my lenses and WOWZA! Who knew? Moss* has the coolest spikey flowers! I had no idea until I looked through my lenses.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
The “flowers or flower heads” with some frost glinting on the moss in the background.
**Ok…now I’m not sure what this is! After researching “Moss in Winter”…I couldn’t come up with the version here at all. It resembles moss, and I read there are 15,000 different varieties of “moss” in the Americas. I’ll keep looking. If any of you know what this is, let me know!