More from the Late Summer Garden

In last week’s post of photos from my late summer garden, all were taken using an 80mm – 400mm telephoto zoom lens.  With this week’s photos I had gone back to using the 105mm macro lens.

 

Cosmos bud on its typical long stem.  Despite the darkness of the background, flash was not used for this photo.  The darkness come from adjusting the Levels function in post processing.

 

Coneflower with flowers grwoing out of its seedhead; the result of a plant disease known as aster yellows.  See here for more information about aster yellows.

 

Cosmos bud with high key processing.

 

Flesh flie on a New England aster bloom.  The dark background is the result of using flash.

 

Flashed was also used for this cocmos bud.

 

Flash was used for this other example of aster yellows …

 

… and for this orange sulpher cosmos.  So, when shooting macros, flash does not always result in a black background.  It all depends on how far away the background is from the subject and how relective the background is.

 

Thank you for stopping by.

David

All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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