Day 157 – Daisy, Daisy

I need to mow my lawn and it is covered with daisies … so instead of mowing I did what every photographer should do, I grabbed my 100mm macro lens, laid down on the grass in the sunshine and experimented with different camera angles as I tried to capture the essence of the daisies, before I decapitated them with the lawn mower.

I choose a high ISO as I really needed to keep a fast shutter speed … you would not believe how exciting my photo buddies found the fact that I was lying on the lawn… so with them and a light breeze… speed was essential.

ISO400, F10, 1/125sec - In amongst the grass
ISO400, F10, 1/125sec – In amongst the grass
ISO40 1/200 sec, F7.1 - The underside of a Daisy
ISO40 1/200 sec, F7.1 – The underside of a Daisy
ISO400, F10, 1/250 sec - Wider aperture, more detail in the lawn
ISO400, F10, 1/250 sec – Wider aperture, more detail in the lawn
ISO400, F4, 1/1250 - Selecting one flower with Aperture
ISO400, F4, 1/1250 – Selecting one flower with Aperture
ISO400, f4, 1/5000 sec - Selecting one flower - controlling the depth of field
ISO400, f4, 1/5000 sec – Selecting one flower – controlling the depth of field
ISO400, F10, 1/640sec - Depth of field experiments.
ISO400, F10, 1/640sec – Depth of field experiments.
ISO400, 1/2500 sec, F4 - Looking up at a Daisy to the clouds beyond.
ISO400, 1/2500 sec, F4 – Looking up at a Daisy to the clouds beyond.
ISO400, F4, 1/3200 sec - Blue Sky beyond
ISO400, F4, 1/3200 sec – Blue Sky beyond
ISO400, F4, 1/5000 sec - the underside of a Daisy
ISO400, F4, 1/5000 sec – the underside of a Daisy

It is amazing how delicate, how big, how different a daisy looks from different angles – an easy to find subject and yet a whole variety of images from what is essentially a weed!

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One thought on “Day 157 – Daisy, Daisy

  1. WOW, these are beautiful photos Helen. How on earth did you get underneath the daisy’s to take the shots looking up or were these extra tall daisies? Great angles and fantastic captures, well done 🙂

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