Today’s post is all in-camera work. I used my Canon 5D Mark II with the 70-200mm / 2.8 lens and a Canon 500D diopter. Our CNPA group was at Duke Gardens and it was a bit windy so I found a pot of ferns behind a building out of the wind. With the setup described above I had a great time exploring the ferns with just one spot in focus (or none) at the f/2.8 setting for most shots. Here are a few more examples.
I had so much fun today. Started off at Raulston Arboretum wanting to get some shots with my Canon 100-400mm and the Canon 500D diopter close up filter. I started with some nice closeup shots in the garden, but the rain started and I went for the building. There was a great bunch of flowers ready for retirement (so to speak) and I took them outside under the shelter and began shooting just as they were, doing lots of fun abstracts.
I was at that one spot for at least an hour I figure having so much fun exploring all the color combinations.
The 500D diopter allows you to focus very close or give very nice abstracts. Enjoy the color on this rainy day! It is currently out of stock, but normally sells for $220 according to the Canon website. This is extremely high quality glass and I have not found any problem with sharpness when I’m going for sharpness unlike most of these images.
Sometimes it’s all about the color!