19-08-2009

Macro - A new gallery

Idea Leuconoe MacroAs new, I have purchased a Canon EF-S 60mm/f2.8 USM Macro lens. I have been interested in the macroscopic world surrounding us for some time, but I have not taken the necessary steps until now.

The circumstances have been suitable for approaching this field. My newborn dauther keeps me inside the house for a little longer than before, and the new appartment has a suficient enough size balcony to start cultivating some plants and also use it as a macro photography studio...

However, it is not all that easy. Firstly, my knowledge of biology is very limited, as it has never been on my interests list. The flowers and insects that I photograph outside need to be identified, which provides to be a challenging task sometimes... Growing things on my balcony seems also to be an art that yet eludes me...

I am also trying to visit botanical gardens, zoos and parks - quiet places where my dauther, Karina seems to also enjoy with a few exception. In July (2009), at the recomandation of a friend, I have visited Papilliorama, a butterfly garden in Kerzers, not so far from Lausanne, which provided some very interesting subjects for photography. But it takes a little more than tool, it also takes skills, experience and patience, which I hope to have more at the next opportunity. This month (August 2009), I have visited also a Alpine botanical garden at Rocher-de-Naye, above Montreux at about 2000m altitude with provided another encounter with the macro world... Needless to say that the beautifull lake side gardens of both Lausanne and Montreux are very accessible venues for photography as well...

So, here there are: the few shots that are worth of mention with the promise of further developing this gallery dedicated to macro details of our nature.

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