Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pink Pom Pom

Nikon D700, 60mm macro lens with +2 or +4 Hoya closeup filter at f4.8 and 1/500th, 
ISO 200, 2 exposures combined for more depth of field

Another tiny wildflower from my subdivision pond area.  Although they are only about 2 inches tall, these hot pink little spikes really stand out in the green St. Augustine grass and I finally got around to taking my macro lens and close up filters to try to capture them.  The first image shows the runner by which they spread, and the tiny fern-like leaves.  In that image though I combined 2 exposures for more depth of field, I still was not able to get the outer edge or the tiny hairs on the stem in focus.  The image below was more successful, don't ask me why.  By carefully masking or revealing different areas I was able to show pretty much of the structure of this botanical pink explosion.  For the last image I stacked 2 closeup filters, the +4 and the +2, but I think I may have only used one on the top image.

Nikon D700, 60mm macro lens with +2 and +4 Hoya closeup filter, f9.5 and 1/180th, 
ISO 400, 2 exposures combined for more depth of field


  1. You seem to be leaning a lot about both photography and flowers.

  2. I like the focus on the top one a little more, but prefer the composition of the bottom one. The little partially in focus, touch me and I'll close fern in the bottom of that photo distracts some. Nice job on flowers lately.