As you surely know by now, if you follow this blog, my favourite type of photography is macro. With this type of photography, perhaps more than any other, focus and depth of field are really important. Using a macro lens you can get really close to things, but getting so close means your depth of field is going to be pretty shallow, so you need to work hard to get the right thing in focus. If you’re not careful, you end up with an insect with blurry eyes, as the focus was on its wing tip or something like that. Speaking from experience here! Well I’m clearly not an expert yet, but when I look back at the first photos I took with my old DSLR 14 months or so ago, I can see I’ve come a long way and learnt a lot!
Here’s some of recent shots showing focused insects with nice blurry backgrounds 🙂
Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days – I’ve had a stressful week at work, and went down with a cold at the same time! Just feeling better today with the time and enthusiasm to write a post!