Winter in Macro

I always knew there was something about winter I liked. During my last picture trip to Elk Island, I found the frost on the trees was quite spectacular. I grabbed my macro lens, and tried a couple of shots. The macro lens is an older version of the one that you can buy today, and it's focus motor is fairly slow. Also because of the macro it has a very shallow depth of field, and a light movement will make things out of focus. Ideal solution for macro is a nice flexible tripod. Since I was lacking this tool, it had to be done by hand. Find the subject, get the approximate light reading, take a deep breath, hold as still as possible, focus and shoot. Here are the results, enjoy!

Frost


Canon 5D, ISO 320, 1/80 sec, f/6.3, 100mm


Frost


Canon 5D, ISO 320, 1/100 sec, f/6.3, 100mm


Frost


Canon 5D, ISO 320, 1/160 sec, f/6.3, 100mm