Day 145 – Red Gerbera Daisies


I’m still practicing with my macro lens and tonight I worked on some red Gerbera Daisies.  I tried using different apertures, shutter speeds, and distances from the subject.  One thing I have learned is that the macro lens has a very shallow depth of field, even with a small aperture.


I wanted to use natural light so I took these on our front porch.  It was raining/snowing all day today so there was a nice, soft lighting.  We’re supposed to have rain and/or snow again tomorrow and I have more flowers to shoot so I’ll get more practice in.


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21 Replies to “Day 145 – Red Gerbera Daisies”

  1. Usually f/18 and up gets me decent DOF. Definitively f/22, although the exposure gets longer, so you need something which will not move, and to use a tripod.

    And yes, it’s fun to experiment.

      1. A tripod is essential for me when shooting macro . . . I can’t hold the camera steady enough hand-held to guarantee the shallow area of focus will be where I want it to be.

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