A Shot A Day – 2016 (02/04/2016)
“Speaking In Tongues III”
Okay this will be the last Orchid image for a while, but I just couldn’t resist. The Orchids are back at the Franklin Park Conservatory and so am I.
Canon 5DSR, Canon MP-E65mm 1-5X Macro
ISO 1600 – 1/100 @ f/16
Canon MT-24EX Macro Flash, 2X Sto-Fen MT-24EX Diffusers
In this image I have significantly increased the ISO in comparison to the last two I have shared. I was looking to register more of the ambient light (and thus the green foliage in the background) than I was in those two shots.
The resulting image gives me a softer colored background as a result. I am a huge fan of controlling the ambient background in macro shots at will, I feel it gives me another layer of creative control, without having to bring anything extra with me.
Natural by-product of increasing the ISO is the need to dial back the power of the flashes. I am a firm believer in Manual Exposure mode, makes setting these shots up a lot easier.
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