We had a few glorious sunny days last week and suddenly the colour has appeared in the gardens, parks, commons and countryside, but this week it’s been back to April showers.
Having treated myself to a Lensbaby Burnside 35 I was desperate for some good light to play with. I love the shots I’ve seen taken by others using this lens and I was keen to see how it performed with my macro filters.
It’s amazing what you can find to photograph without going far from home. I put the Burnside 35 on my camera, added my x10 macro filter and had a wander round the garden. It’s a reasonable sized garden but I’m not a keen gardener so there aren’t many plants. Despite my best efforts there area small bunch of primroses which persist and some viola which appear in a different place or tub each year.
I’ve no idea how long I was up in the garden but I got totally immersed in taking the close up shots and was amazed to find I’d almost filled a memory card. I was shooting wide open and this combined with the macro filter created a very shallow depth of field. The background effect in these shots interests me almost as much as the subject.
The best shots from the evening are shown below, I hope you enjoy them.
This is the first time I’ve been pleased with close up Primrose shots.
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