Crocus

Crocus

Crocus

Crocuses are among the first of the flowering bulbs to appear sometime during the second half of the winter. They usually follow the snowdrops and for a short while both are in flower at the same time. These crocus flowers in my garden were part of a foursome, and I selected two of them as they were more or less in the same plain of focus for my picture. I wanted to fill the frame with the flowers and their beads of water on their petals, so I used a macro lens with a polariser attached to enhance the colour and reduce any reflections from shiny surfaces. It was crucial to have the camera back in the same horizontal plane as that of the flowers because depth of field is only a few millimetres at these large magnifications. In order to maximise the small depth of field I stopped the lens down to f16

Sony A700; Sigma 70mm macro lens; f16 at 0.6 sec; polariser; ISO 100; tripod; self-timer; IS off. My garden. Norfolk, 23rd February, 2011
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Date:
23/02/11
Location:
My garden
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