Photography has been my hobby for quite some time now, several years as a matter of fact. It actually started after I started to travel around a lot. I initially bought a Kodak point and shoot camera but gradually, Photography as a hobby grew on me and I bought a DSLR. My first DSLR was Nikon D40, then a D60, then a D90 and finally a D7000 that I am still using. My photography however initially remained limited to shooting landscapes up in the hills. Later, I started shooting monuments located within Delhi and then shooting flowers planted in the gardens within these monuments. Clicking those flowers is when I started to think about Macro photography and to try my hand at it, borrowed a Macro lens from a friend before buying my own. Now it was time for some Flowers macro photography.
Now this lens he gave me was a Sigma one and an old one for that matter that came with a film DSLR my friend had. It however mounted my Nikon D7000 well and after clicking the shots below, I think even the images turned out quite well.
This one is my favorite of all, a couple of roses.
Notice the water drops on the petals? There was no rain in the morning so either it was just dew or maybe someone watered the plants, I do not know.
Sunrise in the background, turning the sky to Orange.
The same flower with a different angle, bringing the sun out.
I really liked this flower.
A flower about to bloom.
Notice the ants at work?
Love the way the Sigma lens was able to bring the details out.
Notice the Bee?
One thing that I learnt was that you really need a Tripod for Macro photography. With that close to the subject and fully zoomed in, even the slightest shake was blurring the image. I struggled a lot initially and then turned the shooting mode to continuous burst high, clicking 6 images every time I pressed the click button. Out of the 6 for every shot, 1 or 2 came out fine, rest blurred. So if you are also new to Macro photography and planning to try it out, be sure to carry a Tripod.