Isolating your subject - Nature and Macro

by Shah March. 23, 2017 1170 views

This week's theme is about isolating your subject. As someone who dabbled a little on macro photography, it is a topic that hits home whenever I take my macro shots. The depth of field is so small, you are forced to think on the spot which area you would like to focus on before the subject (usually insects) flies off. And having to manually focus makes for great practice that overall improves my reflex to quickly change the focus to certain parts of a subject.

Do I want to focus on their compound eyes, their scaly exoskeleton, their spiny legs or the full body? 

Snail eyes

The mating game

I visited the bird park last week too. It was hard to focus with a lot of busy background but here is my attempt.

Waited for the right exact moment the ostrich crept up from behind the bush with just its head sticking out.

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Shimna M 4 years ago

Beautiful set... Best wishes on entering this week's weekly theme :)

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Shah Replied to Shimna M 4 years ago

Thank you Shimna! Best wishes to your entry too! :)

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Shimna M Replied to Shah 4 years ago

Thank you Shah :)

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Stephanie Hyde 4 years ago

Really great set...what lens did you use?

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Shah Replied to Stephanie Hyde 4 years ago

Thank you Eshyde! I used the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM for the macro shots and EF S 18-135mm IS STM for the bird park shots. :)

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