Details of Hyacinth
I feel as though the grim rain of winter may be finally on the way out, and that spring is on the way!
If I could have been bothered to get up early, I might have managed some shots of the crocuses flowering in the front garden amid some light frost. As it is, I had to put up with some close-up shots of hyacinth flowers indoors.
I shot these with the 60f2.8 again, finally deciding to crop rather than use extension tubes. I find that if you chose your focus-point very carefully in Live View and shoot in FX, you then have a range of options of how to crop for composition in Photoshop.
So just a couple of shots, but hopefully I’ll have the chance to find some wild subjects outdoors again soon. With both of these, a correct white-balance was carefully determined; basic levels and curves adjustments, plus selective sharpening.
ISO 200 1” f/11
ISO 200 2.5” f/16
Update: this last shot has just received an Editor’s Pick on Naturescapes.net