I like photographing faces and human bodies in every shape and form, and it is only rarely that I venture outside of that, because nature does not appeal to my creative side in the same way that humans do. And, frankly, I don’t think that I’m very good at presenting nature in an interesting way through my lens. This past week though, I have been photographing nature a lot. I recently joined a group on FB that does weekly photography assignments. It’s a very friendly and laid back group with no drama so far and I’ve rather enjoyed being a member of it. Last week the theme of the week was “macro,” so I decided to go out and find little things in the nature to shoot. I used both my 90mm TS-E and 50mm macro with the Canon EF25 extension tube. Below are my favorites from the week.
A dandelion that has seen better days.
(50mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/160 sec)
Three ants feasting on a bread crumb.
(50mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/320 sec)
Cicada nymph shell.
(90mm, ISO 1000, f/3.5, 1/80 sec)
(90mm, ISO 400, f/4, 1/200 sec)
This last one was in a very inconvenient location. I pretty much had to back into a prickly bush to get a photo of him facing the camera. As a result, the photo is kind of blurry, but I like his face.