Here comes the rain again…

It’s that time of year in Victoria – the rainy season has arrived, the days are getting shorter and everything is covered in water drops. There are two things you should take with you when going out for a walk…

First, paper towels in case you plan to sit down anywhere from now until next May, and a second, a camera – that should go without saying!

This is the perfect time of year to practice your macro photography. Tiny water drops on flowers are an irresistible subject and early morning is the best time to capture them.

Fortunately, in Victoria, the flowers bloom year-round. Here is a November Rose… Do you like that name? I just made it up!

I rarely know the names of these tiny flowers, but the one below is called a Calendula.

and the next one, I have no idea… Leave me a comment if you know. I can only say that it’s roughly the size of a dime.

My macro photos tend to have an extremely shallow depth of field – meaning almost everything will be blurry except for the subject. The idea is to have a central point of interest that is clearly in focus, and then have everything else within the image just fade away. This isolates the subject from the background and helps make it pop.

Do you enjoy macro photography? What’s your favourite subject to shoot? Let me know in the comments below.

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4 thoughts on “Here comes the rain again…

  • November 17, 2018 at 11:53 pm
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    Hey Chelsea, I remember you! How are ya? I’m happy you like my pics 🙂

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  • November 17, 2018 at 9:20 pm
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    Wow I love your work. Your pics are so amazing! This is Sue’s granddaughter hahaha that’s one who got you guys wasted 😂🤣

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  • November 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm
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    Hi Denise! I never thought about food, great idea. There’s always bugs too. Probably shouldn’t mix those with the food shots though…

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  • November 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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    The two things I enjoy taking in macro are flowers, which is no big surprise and food. It is super cool in macro. 😉

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