I have two more pictures of the day using the new trusty macro lens. The first was a candle in my house last night. I am pretty pleased with how this came out because of the decent clarity and the colors.
Today, I ventured out into the field by my house to find something interesting to photograph. I was almost about to turn back to the house to switch lenses that way I could take a picture of the ugly swamp (which I figured would look cool) when I came upon a ladybug. I figured this would be a good time to try my first insect macro picture. Only problem is the gal was so close to the ground, I had to go handheld to get the picture up close. That is something I am discovering with my tripod. The lowest I can get it is about 18 inches so anything lower to the ground than that has to be done without a tripod. Despite this, I think the ladybug still came out fairly crisp. Any ideas for a tripod that can get WAY low to the ground though would be appreciated.
She deserves a song for helping me with my picture of the day!
Well, I was strollin’ along one fine day in the spring,
When a little boy came over to me.
He said, “Look at that thing! Then he tickled my wing,
And I turn’d just as red as can be.
And then he took me to his home
He put me in a jar
Then he stuck me on a shelf on the wall; And I said,
That’s no way to treat a ladybug! No, no way at all.