Picture of the Moment—Itty bitty

Picture of the Moment

It keeps raining.

This is not the San Diego that I’ve come to know and love.

However….

It does make for some good macro pictures of itty bitty teeny tiny little raindrops on the plants in my gardens.

Following are my favorite two from today and yesterday.

Macro of a raindrop on a
Sprenger’s Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus),
not a true fern:

Macro of a raindrop on a Sprenger's Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus), not a true fern.

Itty bitty teeny tiny little raindrops
on an
itty bitty teeny tiny little succulent flower.

Itty bitty teeny tiny little raindrops on an itty bitty teeny tiny little succulent flower.

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7 thoughts on “Picture of the Moment—Itty bitty

  1. The Emu

    Love your pics Mate, some advice please, I want to do macro photography, have been told I need a 100mm lens to fit my 400d Canon, is that the way to go mate, what lens do you use for your great macro Russel ?

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I have the Tamron 90mm macro lens. After doing all my online research, I wanted something whereby I would not have to get too close because some of my subjects would be bees, wasps, ants, and other such creatures. I decided the 60mm would force me to get too close to those stinging creatures in order to get good macro pictures so I moved out to the longer lenses. I was concerned about them, though, because the longer the lens, the slower the lens and the more problems one has with camera shake and vibration. I’m not the steadiest person anymore at age 63 but I despise tripods and monopods. Trying to get a fast, long lens with vibration control at a reasonable price came down to the Tamron 90mm and the Canon 100mm. Longer lenses usually are more expensive than shorter lenses, and lenses by major camera manufactures such as Canon usually are more expensive than lens-only manufacturers such as Tamron. Canon 100mm price was $899. Tamron 90mm price was $749. There are used lenses and “certified refurbished” lenses out there for much less, but I’ve just never trusted either of those.

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          1. The Emu

            Like to spend the money Russel but saving hard at the moment, three trips to Chile and need a decent camera that can go from photographs to video at the touch of a button, missed some great moments in time like the breaking of a Continental ice shelf in Patagonia, every trip I end up regretting not having professional equipment, hopefully finances improve before this years trip. Cheers.

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            1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

              Going from photograph to video at the touch of a button is exactly why I bought the Canon T2i. However, being one of the first Canon DSLR’s to have video meant that it wasn’t the best video in the world. Autofocus while recording was just abysmal. So a year ago I bought the Canon T6s. While it the video is better, it still leaves a lot to be desired. So now I have the Canon VIXIA HF R800 video camera for videos. It’s awesome! Small, compact, light, can be used easily with just one hjand, and super duper videos. It now accompanies me and my Canon 760D DSLR everywhere I go.

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