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A leaf

August 5, 2009
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After seeing the wonderful photos Michael Flux made of leaves thought it was a nice challenge to try and make some decent macro shots myself.

Last weekend, had terrific weather with bright rays of sunlight shining down on the trees, allowing a magnificent view of the light that pours through the leaves.


Shot these with the Canon 450D positioned under a leaf, which creates a wonderful effect and love seeing the intricate detailing in the leaf itself.

Even though the light was good, the overall conditions for outdoor plant photography weren’t great because there was quite a bit of wind.

On top of the 100mm macro lens shallow dept of field and shooting freehand, the wind that played through the trees constantly shifted the leaves out of focus.


Had to resort to making quick bursts of sequential captures so alas didn’t manage to get many good photos, filtered out the best two to share here.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2009 2:23 am

    Cool ^^

  2. August 6, 2009 8:56 am

    because of that left, it gave me a good reason to buy a DSLR.

  3. August 7, 2009 6:26 am

    Hah, me and my leaves :p

    But concerning the subject moving in and out of focus, don’t be afraid to just grab it and hold it in place while you’re taking the photo – same goes for flowers, small animals, branches and so on :p As long as your hand doesn’t get into the photo, no-one will know ^_^

  4. August 7, 2009 12:21 pm

    Thanks. ^^
    @Otaku Dan
    Well it’s not cheap and there’s a learning curve but so far I’m really enjoying my DSLR a lot, I’m sure you would enjoy using one too. ^^
    Which is what I did for these photos, quite a sight for bystanders who saw me hold on to the branch like that, it still got whipped by the wind though. XD
    Holding the 450D with that heavy 100mm macro lens on it using only one hand was tough as well. ^^;;

  5. August 11, 2009 6:11 am

    awesome leaf pictures.

    I need to try my hand at some of these

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