Carol Sheppard  

A Fly in the Ointment by Carol Sheppard

June 2020 - A Fly in the Ointment

About the Image(s)

This was taken after watching a webinar on Macro Photography. I went out in my yard and just started experimenting. When they say Close-Up, this is truly the poster child for that! The 60mm Olympus lens I got from Hunts at the Spokane PSA Conference last year (yay, Hunts!) will do 1:1 but you have to be so very, very close! This was handheld, although I do own a Macro Rail. The subject has to be extremely small. Basically, you move back and forth until you have the correct focus. My eyes don't always cooperate. I did very little in post; it was really fine as is. Yes, it could be sharper, but it was to my personal taste, so...

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Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
(Group 57)
Nice image Carol. I like the profile view as apposed to a shot dead on from the front. Nice detail and clarity for a hand-held shot. You didn't mention your aperture setting but you got a lot in focus, looks really cool. The hair, the eye, all nice. And with a 60mm, yeah, you must have been close. Sometimes my 90mm is too close to the subject. How did you do the white background?   Posted: 06/19/2020 16:50:36