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What pretty little buds. I really need to work on my flower beds. :)
Cool shot. Did you need a special camera or lens to take that?
Thanks! You don't have to use a special lens though the right settings are always good. I used a 60mm macro lens for this in aperture priority mode. I'll be honest - I don't remember what f-stop I used but will guess it was 8 or 9.
I really like this photo. Macro shots of flower buds are a favorite of mine. I seem to always have problems getting good macros. I was just getting good with my old camera, but now I have to learn all over again with my new one.
thanks Ratty. The secret really is manual focus. When you work with a small depth of field manual focus lets you focus on what you want not what the camera thinks. :-)
Thanks for sharing your trade secrets, although I'm sure I will probably never be able to duplicate these shots!
You're welcome and thank you!