Butterfly Closeup

Butterfly Closeup

I have no idea what type of butterfly this is. It was Swiss, as I took it’s photograph up in Amden whilst on a portrait photo shoot. This is one of my first butterfly pictures that is truely sharp from front to back, which is quite an achievement for me considering that I was shooting with my trusty 18-200mm lens rather than a close-up lens or macro specific equipment.

Pink & Purple Flower Head

Pink & Purple Flower Head

This was another of my many experimental flower photographs taken in Northumberland this summer using my 50mm close up lens. Purists will say that it’s a shame that the back of the flower is blurred, but I like this big contrast between the sharp purple underside of the flower head and the softness of the pinks and greens behind it. In my mind the flower stands out more and looks more 3D.

Drop of water on Pink Flower Petal

Drop of water on Pink Flower Petal

This is the closest photograph I have taken successfully so far. I have been wanting to capture a sharp image of a water droplet for a long time now. This wasn’t a staged water droplet, just part of my close-up flowers project and I noticed the water droplet so thought I would try to get a sharp picture of just the droplet. This was taken with my trusty 50mm f/1.8, but with a macro adapter on the front made by Vivitar that has a 10x magnification, allowing me to focus much closer than the standard prime lens.

Pink Rose Flower Detail

Pink Rose Flower Detail

This is one of my favourite close up / macro photos of a flower head. Over the last couple of months I have been noticing a trend towards images of flowers being sold as prints for peoples homes. My girlfriend asked me for some flower prints to put up in her apartment, so I thought I would go one better and make it into a project whilst in Northumberland early this month. The above close up of a pink rose flower was taken in Alnwick Gardens.