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Back Garden Safari

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Armed with a macro lens your own garden can be a fascination world to discover at this time of year.
Insects and flowers are photographed life size or even bigger and details that are almost invisible to the naked eye suddenly come to the fore.  

The biggest problem is subject movement or camera movement.  The ideal solution is to put the camera on a tripod but for high speed subjects such as bees I found this impossible and had to hand hold the camera to allow freedom of movement.  Wind can also be a problem and a windbreak was set up for some of the flower images to stop the wind causing movement. 

All these images were taken on a Nikon D90 with a 60mm F2.8 Micro Nikkor with a Delta TTL ring flash to provide illumination.  The lens was stopped down to f29 or f32 and  a flash sync speed of 1/125 or 1/200.  ISO was set at 200.

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