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Abstract Photography with Flowers – Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

The Artiste (Shutter Speed – 1/125 Sec ; Aperture – f/3.2 ; ISO – 320 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

First few things you have always done when you got a macro lens are, chasing some insects and getting your shoes dirty trying to find some colourful detailing in a flower. I also have done exactly the same when I got my hands on this amazing M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens. Chasing insect part I have already shared with you in this Blog (Click here) and now I want to share my experience when I tried to shoot some flowers. Honestly, there isn’t much to share more about the lens’ sharpness and its versatility as an outdoor tool, it is all so amazing! The pictures below are saying for it I am sure.

The Birth (Shutter Speed – 1/250 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

Spots aren’t Ugly (Shutter Speed – 1/200 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

Soft Touch (Shutter Speed – 1/250 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

Dew Drops (Shutter Speed – 1/250 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

Coupled with amazing OMD-EM5 this lens becomes breathtakingly accurate on colour output and stable like a rock. I always use this lens handheld, and to be honest I never encountered shaking-hand problem until I get a slower shutter speed than 1/15 Sec at 1:1 magnification; which is quite a commanding performance for a tiny camera setup like this. The tilting LCD screen is a boon for steep angle challenging flower-shots. At 1:1 magnification and f/2.8 Aperture, the depth of field becomes so shallow, it becomes really hard to keep yourself focused upon your desire pollen. Maximum time, I just get my lens to 1:1 magnification and then move to manual focus. After that I just keep my camera adjusting by millimeters until I get the desired subject in focus and then click! And yes, in this mode, I do miss a lot, but again, they are flowers, not really busy insects. Trust me, the results are always rewarding!

Fallen Angles (Shutter Speed – 1/200 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

Juxtaposition (Shutter Speed – 1/125 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 800 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

Soft-core (Shutter Speed – 1/3200 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

As I told you, a Macro lens is all about getting the kid out of your serious artist face and make you free from your regular boring studio work. It keeps your fresh, joyous, soothing in nature’s pristine elements and ageless. If your lungs are over-polluted with street-shooting; mind is over-rotten with the stinky make-up of skinny models and lost your creative appetite with bogus praising you make to every ugly bridesmaid to make them blush; get yourself this amazing lens, and hit a wood and comeback fresh, 10 years younger and full of amazing files in your SD card to blow the mind of people! After all, your photography is about your own happiness!

Blooming (Shutter Speed – 1/800 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

Chosen Pollens (Shutter Speed – 1/125 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

Cardiac (Shutter Speed – 1/125 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 250 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

Nature’s Bouquet (Shutter Speed – 1/125 Sec ; Aperture – f/2.8 ; ISO – 500 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

Note - All images are shot in natural light and no tripod used. And you can see the bigger view by clicking over the images.

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