Getting home from work today, I was drawing a blank about what to post for a shot today. I debated posting one of the shots that I got when I was at the park the other day, but felt like I would be cheating. So I pulled out the gear for a quick macro shot using one of my plants and a bit of misting. When it comes to macro, I have decided that my favourite style is plants with water droplets. I always find that a little bit of misting adds a lot of detail to a shot.
For the lighting, I used my external flash mounted on top of the camera. I had issues with the background coming through on the first shot I took, but instead of trying to adjust the flash power and camera settings to get me the shot I wanted with a natural black background, I decided just to tape up a black cloth. I also used my new C1 camera setting that I set up the other day and found that it worked really well. The one drawback that I found though was that because this was a studio shot, the camera was defaulting to the maximum ISO – which in this case was set to 400. Ideally I would have liked to use 100 to get a shot with less noise, but the lack of effort this shot took makes me happy all the same.
The photo was taken on my Canon 7D with the reversed 50mm Minolta lens and extension tubes at 1/200 of a second, F22 with an ISO of 400. It was night time when the shot was taken and I used a flash to light the shot.