Thursday, 12 January 2012

Thistle head macro

Proof if it were needed that beauty lies in some unlikely places. The head of a thistle shot with the afternoon sun just starting to dip below the horizon. The 'golden hour' in miniature.

Canon 350D, Canon EFS 60mm f/2.8 macro USM, 1/125th sec, f/2.8, 60mm at ISO 400. Distance to subject: < 25cm


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    1. Hi Tammy. Thanks for your kind comment and welcome as a follower.

  2. I do love those macro shots and that one is great, I've just purchased a Canon 100mm 2.8l and am looking forward to giving it an outing :-)

  3. Hi Alan. The 60mm was a competition prize and I had to give it a go. But I also have the 100mm 2.8 L and you're going to have great fun. It's fast and light and with reach enough to get wonderful shots from a distance that won't scare the horses. Surprisingly good for landscapes and portraiture too. It's already one of my favourite lenses. Enjoy!

  4. Very ''arty' Tim :-) Bet you cant wait to get that close in on the flutters later on :-)

    PS thanks for the advice you posted on my blog. It's all very depressing here at the moment :-(

    1. I would be tempted to remove the comments from the post, Warren, but it's your call. Sorry it's a bad time – Tim

  5. Excellent work Tim. I'll just have to put a Macro on the wish list for next Xmas!