Seedheads of Geranium robertianum

Seedheads of Geranium robertianum

Seedheads of Geranium robertianum

SEEDHEADS of GERANIUM ROBERTANUM
At his time of the year many flowers have finished and are producing seeds. This is also true of so-called "weeds" and whilst doing some weeding I noticed the delicate structure of the tiny seedheads of Herb Robert, often called Cranesbill because of the resemblance of the seedheads to the bill of a Crane. These were an ideal subject for a picture taken using a macro lens, but in order to obtain a sharp close-up image I photographed them on an inside window sill with a soft natural sidelight and a dark background. Each seedhead was only a few millimetres in size, which required a largish depth of field, and so a slow shutter speed, to achieve maximum sharpness of at least one, and preferably both, of the delicate structures.

Sony A700, 70mm Sigma macro lens, f5.6 at 1/3 second, self- timer used, ISO 100, tripod, manual focus, IS off. Plant from my garden brought inside and photographed using window light. 16th September, 2011.
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Date:
16/09/11
Location:
Inside. after bringing in from garden
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