The world of macro-photography is a challenging and amazing aspect of photography. I am always looking for new ways to see this wonderful world God has created.
Not too long ago (October) I became very interested in the miniature world and read several articles and watched many YouTube videos about marco-photography and decided I would try my hand (camera) at it.
I purchased a Minolta Rokkor f/1.4 58mm, manual lens and mounted it with an adapter to my FujiFilm X-T1 camera and went out in search of a challenge.
I didn't have to go far because I found my subject in my front yard. There before me lay several Taraxacum offininale (dandelions) in bloom. I mounted my camera on a small tripod and soon realized that I had to get lower in order to make this picture looking into the sunset.
(As a side note, do you know how difficult it is for someone in his 7th decade to lie flat on his stomach to get the right angle!).
Apart from the strange looks of noisy neighbors and sore abs, I composed, shot and came back with, what I believe is, my best photo for 2016.
My wish for the New Year is to put into practice the photography skills I have learned this year.