Palm leaves in a depth of field experiment

Using Depth of Field When Photographing Plants

The greatest thing about my ‘new’ camera* is that I can now capture ‘depth of field’ – it’s not always easy; the camera is still basically a point-and-shoot.

It appears that most of my favourite shots using the aperture priority feature were taken at home – it takes too much time to actually get the camera to focus when I’m travelling and Al always wants to move on a lot faster than me.

Witch hazel in bloom.
Yellow Witch Hazel FlowersFrosty Japanese anemones.
Frost on an anemone plant in a 'Depth of Field' experiment Back-lit fall leaves.Backlit orange leaves in a 'depth of field' experiment Back-lit hydrangea.Macro of a Hydrangea Leaf in a Depth of Field experiment Maple leaves in the fall.Maple leaves putting on their autumn colours in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver Really pushing the depth of field on my Chinese fan palm tree.Palm leaves in a depth of field experiment*Purchased in early 2015, my ‘new’ camera is one and a half years old, a Canon SX710 with 30x zoom, Aperture Priority and more. It cost about $300 Cdn (~200 €/US$).

More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Depth.


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