Saturday, June 26, 2010
The exposure was f.25 (yes, 25) at 1/80 second. There were two flashes, one on camera and one off camera. There is no cropping of this image, so the actual image is 5100 x 3400 pixels. It was taken with the Canon 7d.
I was basically playing around with one of their toys for macro photography, and noticed that she was resting peacefully on a lap, so I brought the camera in close. I was able to shoot some of her eye, but it was this nose that caught my interest. Her fur is black, white and orange, and there is just a touch of orange in this shot.
I had to hand-focus it because of the extension tubes, but the small f stop helped keep everything in focus. Even with that, her cheek was out of focus. If I had focused a little further back, I probably could have helped. Of course, all of this was shot on a tripod, something I need to carry around much more often.
Right now I am wondering what this would look like at 3 feet across. Sometimes I like to take the context out of the image, and I like this image because it provides just enough context.