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The Fairytale Garden

Very design blade of grass with a dew drop at its end. The bokeh adds the magical atmosphere to this image. (90mm, f/3.2, 1/640 sec, 200 ISO)

Macro Photography is interesting as it allows us to see what we cannot plainly see with our eyes. A simple lawn with morning dew becomes a place where artistic subjects cohabits with bugs and incredible lansdscapes making a fairytale of all of these things.

Snail on a flower petal at twilight (90mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, 320 ISO)

It’s also a very convenient photography field because you don’t need to live in a wonderful place or travel to fabulous countries to find artistic and amazing sceneries!

90mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, 400 ISO
Little bug climbing at sunrise (90mm, f/3.2, 1/2000 sec, 800 ISO)

All of the pictures shown here were taken in a very common garden in the Paris area, when the sun was going up and with morning dew to add some magical atmosphere.

90mm, f/3.2, 1/400 sec, 200 ISO

Take your time to look at the blades of grass, daisies or whichever little flower you will find. The more you observe, the more insects you will catch as well.

Click on the picture to see it better. (90mm, f/3.2, 1/400 sec, 200 ISO)
Click on the picture to enlarge it, you’ll see better the little bug on it. (90mm, f/2.8, 1/800 sec, 100 ISO)

Put your camera in the grass, tilt up your screen, use the liveview and you’ll necessarily find a story to tell.

90mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec, 100 ISO

Try to play with the most shallow depth of field as possible! But be careful with your focus. choose it wisely. It’s easier to use the “focus peaking” mode with the liveview while you are manually focusing on the subject you want. You will want to isolate your subject as much as possible.

75mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, 125 ISO

I also like to use LED flashlight at times to add some special effects.

LED flashlight used here on the mushroom. This mushroom is aproximately 20mm high. (75mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, 200 ISO)

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and the few tips shared here.

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