More on Flower Macros

| June 13, 2011

Anticipation - Yellow Flowers

There is not much more relaxing than wandering through your own garden looking for photo opportunities. These flowers are only about three-quarters of an inch around. One of the greatest features of a macro lens is being able to compose with a shallow depth of field. I chose an aperture of f/6.3 so I would get most of one flower in focus while the other two in close proximity commanded attention without stealing the limelight. Because the background flowers were far enough away from the others, they added harmony and unity to the composition without becoming a distraction. In much the same way I try to paint, I chose a focal point and composed simple masses that I thought would be pleasing to the eye. This was taken late on an overcast afternoon, which I think the mood of the photo reflects nicely.

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  1. AutumnLeaves says:

    Gorgeous photo, Lee! Kind of interesting to think of something being such a bright and cheerful yellow and still yet being able to reflect the mood of overcast skies. I love that!

  2. Simply Ness says:

    Beautiful and so colorful. Great work on this macro.