I just can’t stop from viewing at macro pictures shot by professional photographers and trying to shoot my own. Sometimes they are quite decent and sometimes they are only good for the waste basket. But that’s the way we learn—practice, practice and more practice. There’s a saying that I like, “Practice makes perfection” or “Success is 99 percent perspiration and one percent inspiration”.
In an effort to learn the ropes of the trade, I picked up a green leaf from my wife’s garden, placed it in a small transparent bowl, and filled it with water. Then I accommodated it inside the freezer. The goal was to take a close-up shot of the leaf semi-covered with a thin layer of ice. The next morning I was ready with my minimalistic photography gear to take my immortal shots. 🙂
This is what came out of my two cameras, (e.g., the Canon DSLR EOS Rebel T2i and the Canon PowerShot A720 IS). (Kindly click images to expand them.) Here we go.
I. Pictures taken with a Canon DSLR T2i and a modest Vivitar macro lens
II. Shots taken with a compact P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS
We don’t have ice nor snow in Panama, so I had to create some to take wintertime shots. Isn’t photography great? You bet! Good Day.