Sunday, 10 May 2009



moo said...

You are doing a macro class? That is what I need to do I reckon. I have such trouble getting the DOF just how I want it. My worst problem really though is focussing. I think it is because I don't use glasses when looking through the viewfinder and it seems to me hit or miss whether I get it in focus or not. Even if you use automatic focussing, if you are not on a tripod, you only have to move the camera a fraction and it is out of focus. Or rather focussed in a different place to where you want it. I have a great lens but don't seem to be getting the best out of it. It seems to me that it is much easier to use the macro setting that comes on smaller cameras, than a proper macro lens on a digital SLR.
Anyway you've made the right choice here I think to focus on the head. I suppose if there were enough light and you could use a smaller aperture you might have got more in focus. Trouble is though that it is nice to throw the background out of focus so you don't want too small an aperture.

kiwi said...

I agree I have taken some okay macro images using macro setting on simple point 'n shoot cameras and have read articles written by experts saying the same. Yes tripod makes a difference or even setting second timer on 2/10 secs delay helps cause then you don't have much movement of the camera when pressing the button. Well it sometimes helps. Using something to rest the camera on such as a small bean bag can help too. I actually wanted to say, I really like the way you have cropped this too