This article features some early morning garden photography captured handheld during a light, misty rain. Early morning is one of the best times of the day to create images of flowers as we have soft light with which to work.
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It had been some time since I spent any time with my M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens so I decided to begin my early morning garden photography with it.
Since there was a light, misty rain falling, I initially looked for some blossoms with water droplets on them as they add interesting details.
It didn’t take long to identify some interesting subjects.
One of the challenges of doing early morning garden photography with a small sensor camera is that we sometimes need to use higher ISO values.
Shooting in RAW and using a software program with a good noise reduction function can help deal with noise issues.
I concentrated on finding subject blossoms and shooting angles that allowed me to achieve good subject separation in my compositions.
It had been a while since I used the Handheld Hi Res Mode with my E-M1X, so I tried a few macro compositions using that feature.
Although I wasn’t specifically looking for any insects to photograph, I did come across a couple.
Deciding to switch things up a bit, I changed lenses and began to use the M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom.
When I initially considered purchasing Olympus camera gear, the first lens that I knew would be included in my kit was the M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8. It’s unique focal length and fast aperture makes it an incredibly flexible lens. Adding a teleconverter like the MC-20 and a set of extension tubes, expands its functionality further.
I enjoy both insect and flower photography. Having this lens and the M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro in my bag is a great combination. As I continued to explore my backyard I found a number of interesting subject flowers as you can see with the following images.
I also took the opportunity to create a few Handheld Hi Res mode flower images with the M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom.
I had a very enjoyable time with my early morning garden photography, starting at about 5:45 AM and wrapping up just after 7 AM. After that… it was time for a coffee!
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
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