8 Macro Flower Photos to Inspire you

Apologies for my lack of posting for the past few months! During my Around the World with an iPhone trip, I diverted my attentions to my travel blog and posting photos on Facebook. Anyway, after much delay, I thought I would give some love back to this blog. Here are some bokeh beautiful macros to inspire you to get out and take some shots. Most of these shot with the 100mm f/2.8 L lens. Yummo.

Pink Rose

Mostly Lisa’s Macro Tips:

  1. Use Manual focus. Use Auto focus to help grabbing your focus if you are having trouble, then switch over to Manual.
  2. Get low. Often the best angle is the one where you have to kneel in a pile of muddy guck. If you have sore knees, buy one of those gardening foam pads to kneel on.
  3. Explore Aperture. A small DOF less than f/4 will emphasize the subject, and make it stand out more from the background. This method called selective focus, is great to use if you your background is really distracting, like the fall leaves in my spider picture above. Conversely, if you want all of your subject in focus you will need a larger DOF f/8 or higher.
  4. Shoot in RAW. Always. You will get so much more detail, it will amaze you. You can thank me for your amazement later. :D
  5. Add water drops. Buy a little spritzer at the drug store/dollar store and add dew drops at will.



Rose Abstract

*and everything was still*

*Every time you go...*

*a rose by any other name would smell as sweet*

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  • Reply
    July 26, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    I was almost giving up on checking out your blog for new posts when you came with this hahaha
    Glad you’re back!

    By the way, those are amazing shots!

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    July 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Welcome Back ..

    Shots 1, 3, 6 and 8 are amazing more !!

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    Arthur Schroeder
    July 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Wow those are gorgeous shots. These definitely inspire me to get my ass out of the office and go shoot. Thank you, Lisa.

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    July 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    What sort of lens do you use for these close ups because they are amazing where as my attempts tend to come out blurred any tips would be welcomed

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    August 6, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Nice to see, your blog isn’t dead. And the photos are really beautiful and very inspiring.

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    August 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Hey Lisa,

    Can you mention Lens and specs details as well.

    As usual amazing shots!


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    November 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    yes, were these taken with your iphone?

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    November 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Nevermind, if you click on the photo you will find out!

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