Snowdrops & Springtails.

On a wet Saturday afternoon today, I visited a known patch of Snowdrops at Garston Wood.   I fancied that the overcast and damp conditions would make it good to take these flowers.  I took along my mat to keep dry on the ground my self while I framed the shots using the live view function on the Canon 50D, using my 100mm lens.  I find this useful when using a tripod low to the ground and helps to fine tune the focusing by zooming in on the point of focus, particularly at wider apertures.  As the snowdrops are white I also dialed in some positive exposure compensation to keep the detail in the white petals.

After shooting the snowdrops, I had a quick dig under some old sticks to find some Springtails to shoot.  The images here are taken between 2-3x magnification on the Canon MPE-65mm.  The flash was set on this instance to manual 1/8th power to light the shot.

Snowdrop in the RainCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/5, 1/10 sec, ISO100)
Snowdrop in the Rain

Snowdrop in the Rain. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F5 1/10 +1 ev.  Tripod.

Snowdrop MemoriesCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec, ISO400)
Snowdrop Memories

Snowdrop Memories. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/50 +2/3 ev.  Tripod.  Milk Memories Effect added from Topaz Black & White Effects.

Snowdrops at Garston Wood.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/80 sec, ISO400)
Snowdrops at Garston Wood.

Snowdrops at Garston Wood. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F8 1/40 +2/3 ev.  Tripod.

SpringtailCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Springtail

Sprintail.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 400 F11 1/250.

Globular Springtail.Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Globular Springtail.

Globular Springtail.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 400 F11 1/250

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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