Been messing about with aperture again. I have to say that aperture experiments are addictive, as is focus stacking. Yes, I’ve discovered focus stacking. I can’t put up some of my images yet as they are part of my coursework for my BSc. Zoology (Adv. Zoology module) – these will be uploaded at a later date – but I was messing about with some of these Physalis from my garden. Here’s a couple of unusual focus shots and my first ever focus stacked image. My technique needs a lot of work.
I have been very remiss lately with updating my photography blog. It has been a very active time for me with a new camera and updated lenses, and I am learning a lot. I still need to go back to basics again and re-run through all my lessons, but I am improving leaps and bounds so I’m happy. The macro work seems to have inspired a few others to pic up a camera and start climbing into plants to take close up shots – people who would not have appeared interested previously – which is always flattering and encouraging.
Here are a few captures from Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK from the weekend. There were many more captures but these are primarily the macros.
It finally happened. I finally got the camera I have wanted for a long time – the Canon EOS 5D III. Bought second-hand as I couldn’t possibly afford a new body, I also found myself a Canon 100mm macro lens in excellent condition. Let the experimenting commence! I have so much to learn…
These images are all hand-held so there is some movement and blur although I kinda like that. I have aimed for sharpness where it counts. Spot the two rogue EOS 60D images. You CAN tell the difference.
I don’t agree with most zoos. I don’t agree with the principle of most zoos. Animals are not human entertainment. I hope that some of these images make it clear why animals do not belong in zoos. More to follow.
I’m fully manual on a 60D with a 75-300mm zoom lens in this case. I used the largest aperture I could with auto ISO, and had some nice light. Light always makes the difference.