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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Breaking the rules

Normally in a situation like this, a long macro is the first choice of lens.  However, macro lenses are notoriously sharp and for these close-ups of blossoms I wanted to create a very delicate, soft pastel effect. So instead of using a macro lens, I put a close-up filter on a long zoom lens (the Nikon 70-300mm) and used it wide open.   By also shooting back-lit and directly into the sun the extra glass of the filter created a glare that further softened the shots.  Over-exposing by a full stop helped to brighten the images even more.  Taken with the Nikon D800 at ISO 100.




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