I wrote a post a little while back about using long lenses for close-up (kind of macro) photography. We are shooting at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve at the moment and one of the fascinating things about the place is its plant life. So different and varied, especially the succulents. And I love succulents!!! Many of them are quite large – certainly large enough to appreciate without too much trouble. But others, like some of the little Crassula species and Khaki Buttons, require a set of knee pads. They are tiny and beautiful – and look like something from a science fiction movie rather than a perfectly natural plant from the Little Karoo. The only way to appreciate them is to get out of the game viewer and onto your hands and knees. And a pair of reading glasses would do only harm either.
Photographed of the Canon 5DsR and 100 – 400mm lens on a bean bag on the ground. ISO100 1/80 sec at f11.
Roger de la Harpe.