The Clematis have just started to come out in Clare’s garden and look absolutely fantastic. Obviously that called for getting the macro lens out given my love of flower photos.
All of the shots were taken with the Tamron 180mm/f3.5 Macro lens on the Sony Alpha 900, tripod mounted and manually focussed. The Tamron, as well as being sharp as a tack sharp also turns out to be a bit of a bokeh machine too which bodes well for the future
This is just a small selection – more to be added.
After a while the Hover Flies became less bothered by the camera and started to come back to the flowers – proving that patience really is a virtue. Here’s a couple of shots with more to come.
All post processing was done in Lightroom and a bit of Photoshop – it’s amazing how addictive Content Aware Fill in CS5 can become when cleaning up imperfections.