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 ūüėČ

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

Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2

Canon Macro Lenses

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L

Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di

 

Post Processing

 

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

Mode M

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

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