Fuchsia

Fuchsia
Fuchsia

Fuchsia, growing in one of the hanging baskets at the front of our house. Taken with my Tamron AF90/f2.8 Di macro, along with the DAF-14 ringflash.

I’m very pleased with how the combination of a true macro lens along with a ringflash is working out with respect to image sharpness; especially when this shot was taken hand held, yet you can count the hairs on the stigma;

Fuchsia (actual pixel size crop)
Fuchsia (actual pixel size crop)

The combination of a true macro (i.e. lens gives max sharpness at macro distances), a ringflash (additional light increases shutter speed without adding tell-tale flash shadows), and a Sony Alpha (in camera vibration reduction reduces camera movement) means that the relative movement between the camera and subject was far less than a hairs width. This is despite the fact that the shot was taken hand held, outside and in a slight breeze!

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