Here’s a challenge for stay-at-home lockdown days. In fact here are two challenges in one:
- Use a macro setting to get close-and-personal to your subject (2020 Photo Challenge #24)
- One single flower (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101)
Right. Well, I should take this seriously – I’m new to macro photography.
The garden’s ready and waiting. That’s one thing sorted. Tripod? Well, I have a three-legged stool, and a pile of books so I can adjust the camera height – same thing really .
But the ground proves to be disappointingly uneven, and the slight breeze moves those cranesbill petals around. The bees to whom I’d be happy to offer either a leading role or at least a bit-part are disappointingly uncooperative. Maybe pick a few flowers and move indoors?
Card to display flowers on – check. Tripod-substitute: one packet of tea and another book – check. Nice even light streaming in through the window – check. What could possibly go wrong?
So here we are. Macro photos in the time of Covid 19. Make do and mend rules.
Oh, and I thought I’d put the flowers in a bit of context and show them in our landlords’ garden. We spend as much time there as they do. Aren’t we lucky?