I’M NOT GIVING UP ON THE MACRO
As most of you know, I still make an occasional attempt to shoot close-up photography without the use of a macro lens. I’m making the assumption it’s much more difficult without a macro lens. At least, I hope it will get easier when I’m able to make that highly anticipated purchase.
Upon returning to my car yesterday, I found this insect sitting on top of my car basking himself in the sun. I’m guessing it’s some Katydid species. But, I can’t say for sure. He was polite enough to pose for a while, but it was certainly difficult to get a decent shot off with the reflection of the white car and the fact that, because of his position – and my lack of proper lenses, I was shooting into the sun.
At any rate, I decided to post him/her. But, I hope everyone will remember – this is a learning blog about photography. That means I try to post images that we can discuss and offer suggestions of help. I really hope to get better, but I really don’t want to sit around and wait until I can buy a macro lens before I shoot close-ups! In fact just today, my wife found a spider feasting on something while resting in his web. What did I do? Well, I drove over to her office and fired off some shots. We’ll see how they turned out tonight when I download them.
I was working on keeping the eye in focus, but still feel it’s a little fuzzy when enlarged. It’s unfortunate that I had to adjust the saturation and exposure levels due to severe washout by the sun.
So, let me hear your suggestions/evaluations, or even just a “Hang in there!”
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