MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Grand Finale
When I started the series my aims were:
- To run a series for ten weeks
- To post macros each week taken in the previous seven days
Whilst I have achieved my first aim, I have fallen at the last hurdle with my second aim by not having any macros taken in the last week.
We’ve just come back from a week in Barcelona where taking close-up shots of colourful insects was not top of my priorities list.
For the final post in the series I’m using an image taken earlier in the butterfly-hunting season.
Shallow Depth of Field
Most of the macro shots I really admire from other photographers are taken with shallow depth of field which shows the subject off to best advantage.
It’s a technique I don’t use very often as I’m always scared of losing the shot by trying to minimise the background.
Even with this shot of a small skipper butterfly I kept the aperture to f4 as f2.8 seemed too much of a risk.
Next year I’m going to be bolder and try to get more shots like this.
More MONDAY MACROS:
I’m planning a new 10-week series. I have a couple of ideas (MONOCHROME MONDAY? MONDAY MADNESS? MINIMALIST MONDAY?), but not decided yet. So…..
…….Watch this space……