Blue Sky, Green Things (5 photos)

Some close-up and macro photos of more or less green and more or less tiny things at the side of the trail, made on a morning walk at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve in Poway.

I’d like to add that all of these photos were made hand-held, with a stabilized macro lens. A thought or two about that below the gallery, if you’re interested.

Tech Notes

I have my camera in Auto-ISO when I use it like this, so that I only have to set my desired aperture, compose, and focus. The latter being the trickiest part of course… a light breeze is enough to drive you nuts. ;-)

I think that using a macro lens hand-held is often preferable over using it on a tripod – not only do compositions change a LOT when you change focus and you’d have to re-position the camera (or at least move it on the macro rail, if you have one), it’s often really difficult or just plain awkward to get the tripod into a position from where it’s possible to make the photo you want.

Hand-held and in auto mode, the ISO differs between 100 and 720 – no problem. Noise is overrated anyway… ;-)

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