So as the name of this blog suggests it is all about macro photography! I have been lucky enough to borrow a Nikon 105mm f2.8G AF-S VR lens with a X2 teleconverter off of my friend and it’s fair to say I LOVE it!
I haven’t really done any proper macro photography before so was very excited to get to use this lens. I was very impressed with how fast it focuses and how much detail I could capture. My first exploration was around the garden and it was great to see all the flowers in such detail through the view finder alone! I was using the lens with the VR on as I was using it handheld – at this point I hadn’t ordered my tripod yet. Below are some of the images I captured from my first time out.
After the success in the garden I then went to the woods over the road from my house. Again I was using the camera handheld but got some really good pictures and I am pleased with how they came out.
I have since been back around the garden a few times and back at the woods. I think I am getting the hang of composition and I also now have a tripod so have been able to do a bit more with depth of field and longer exposure times.
So that concludes my initial experiments into macro photography. I really love this lens and will continue to use it until I need to give it back!
(Also in other news we are getting a crested gecko in the not too distant future so you can expect a new subject to my macro work soon!!)