I came across this beautiful flower yesterday and thought I’d like to capture an image of it. There was a light breeze so the flower was constantly moving. I tried it with my normal lens but didn’t get satisfactory results so I used the Nikon 105 mm macro f2.8 lens and I liked the results much better. To take a “perfect” shot would have required setting up the tripod and using a gobo to block the wind. That’s way too much work for me.
Anyway I think these two images are a good example of the depth of field issues that come from using a macro lens with a low f-stop. The first image I chose to have the pestles in focus and in the second image I went for the leaves to be in focus. Basically the same camera position, same f-stop just a different focus point. My personal preference is the second image. 🙂
I’m running late for an early meeting so a short post. Hope you enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.