Sunflowers, A Macro Study

Jane Lurie Photography

Macro photography is fascinating and a unique window into the intricate beauty of nature. 

The set-up for this macro shoot: a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens,  a set of 3 Kenko Extension Tubes, a sturdy tripod, a clamp with a flexible wire, a wireless remote shutter release and bright window light. 

Side view of a Sunflower shot at f/16 at 1/5. Vignette added with Nik Analog Efex Pro 2. 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography Petals Unfurled

Close-up photography is challenging due to its limited depth of field. The 50mm lens with extension tubes demands an extremely close set-up to the subject. 

Shot at f/16 @ 1.6 seconds and processed with Nik Viveza 2. 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography At The Center

Shining a flashlight behind this nibbled leaf  effectively backlit the beautiful fibers and veins. Shot at  f/16 @ 0.6 seconds and processed with Nik Viveza 2.

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography Already Been Chewed

A close-up of the unopened bud reveals its varying textures. This is shot at…

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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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