Green leaf Close Up
Green Leaf Close Up.
This is a macro photo of a detail from a green leaf.
If you want to buy a print, card or poster of this green leaf, go to Photobox.
I’ve loved macro photography for many years.
I started using close up lenses and a bellows unit with a Russian Industar lens.
I graduated to macro lenses, first of all by Tamron and now with the Canon 100 Macro lens.
I use this lens whenever I can if I want sharp photographs. It’s super sharp with great build quality and fast focussing.
The standout feature for me is that it doesn’t extend or turn as it focusses – all the focussing is internal.
I’ve photographed leaves from my own house plants many times and, perhaps, surprisingly with considerable success on the stock market.
I decided to offer this picture as an art print because I’m fascinated by the structure and detail which results in a semi abstract composition.
It’s a simple, straightforward photograph, but it’s not easy to get it just right.
I used electronic flash with a soft box for even, diffused lighting with some direction for contrast.
I weighed down the edges of the leaf to make it as flat as I could.
I used my Benro Traveller tripod to hold my Canon Mark 5D Mark 11 in place.
I used live view and manual focus to help me with precise focussing and composition.
I tried many different crops and compositions but this is the one I liked best.