19 Mar Week 9 – Spring is Here Floral Photography 2
Sorry for the delay guys I will be posting back to back blog posts as I have missed 3 weeks of bloggin 😉
In this blog i wanted to get back to the topic of Floral photos as its spring time and everyone loves spring. I went to a local park in order to capture some spring colors and I got some interesting shots of Bee roaming on sunflowers from on flower to another.
How I took the shot?
For this I used Nikon 80-200 lens only, I waited till right before sunset time to get these shots. There were many sunflower plants all grouped togather at the park. It was the perfect place to take floral shots. I saw a few bees wandering from flower to flower. I tried to adjust the camera on a DSLR Tripod to get higher shutter speed for capturing the moving bee but it didnt help as the bee was moving very fast. By the time I adjust the frame bee was on a different flower. So I decided to up the ISO to 200 and check how much shutter speed i was getting. The shutter speed was 1/200th sec and it was good enough to make an attempt. The shots i took were satisfactory.
One Tip: Dont rely on just the camera screen, please zoom the photo after taking the shot to check the sharpness of the photo. I took 20 -30 shots out of which only 5 were good enough.
Here are some of lenses you can try to take better floral photos
Canon Macro Lenses
For these set of photos I didnt have to do much except add little bit clarity ( about +42) , exposure(+0.20) and contrast of +48 in lightroom and i cropped the photos which had bee on the sunflower.
Camera settings for the photos
Lens : Nikon 80-200 lens
Camera: Nikon D610
Shutter Speed : 1/200th second
Aperture : F2.8 ( could have increased ISO and added a few stops to get more depth of field)
ISO : 200
Focal Length 86mm for the Shots of the bee and 200mm for the closeup of the Sunflower.
Thats all for this post. I have 2 more posts to cover up. Stay tuned and thanks to all who have been following me. Please feel free to post suggestions