I'm linking up with Darcy for Project 52.
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This week's challenge: Details
I am so totally all over this week's theme! It has been stated that sometimes I'm too detail-oriented. I'm so thankful I have a macro lens to capture the little details in life that are sometimes hard to spot with the naked eye. And I'm thankful that this theme showed up during a particularly warm spring in Chicagoland, when we actually have flowers to take pictures of. We sometimes have snow on the ground through March and even into April, so woo-hoo for flower pictures this month!
Nothing special was needed, except for a beautiful Sunday afternoon and a stop at my parents' home to pick up some items to store in our garage (they're getting ready to put their house on the market). I spotted my mom's bleeding heart plant blooming away against the side of the house in the shade, which was good considering the harsh middle-of-the-day harsh light.
Since I didn't have my tripod, I bumped up the ISO so I could obtain a good aperture and fast shutter speed. I definitely didn't want to blur a single detail of these beautiful flowers, especially the condensation inside the little hearts!
No crop was needed (thank you, macro lens!). I nudged up the contrast and clarity a teensy-weensy, but otherwise, this image is almost sooc (straight out of the camera).
- ISO 500
- Manual mode
- 100mm macro lens
- Aperture at f/5
- 1/400 second shutter speed
Isn't God's creation magnificent?
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