I think I am enamored by spring in the Midwest. While every one moans and groans about how much our school spends on landscaping each year, there’s no denying that they do a spankin’ job of beautifying campus. Since the flowers have bloomed and the tulips have been planted, I thought it would be a great time to break out my gigantic macro lens! I got it a while ago, but really haven’t used it as much as I thought I would. Here are some results of my attempts:
Here are the red ladies!
They look so wonderful together:
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Those white flowers actually look more stunning from afar, on my favorite tree:
While taking pics of the pink flowers above, I did not notice the swarms of bees buzzing around until much later (is that bad?). After noticing them, the chase was on! They were nearly impossible to shoot – they’d land for a second then move on to another flower. By the time I got the focus just right, they’d fly off again! However, it was really neat observing them, especially when they unfurl their hind legs to pollinate.
In the end, I concluded that macro photography is not as easy as it looks. After being used to taking landscape shots (like these), I found that composing on a micro scale to be very challenging. So I give mad props to people who can pull off amazing stuff like this:
Have you ever tried macro photography? Have any tips and personal approaches to the art?
Thanks for reading!