Photo Friday – MACRO – Chris Gonzalez
‘Photo Friday’ is a weekly photography competition that Camera House Australia runs. Every week we choose a new theme and prize, and this week the winner was Chris Gonzalez who entered this talented image for the theme: MACRO.
We asked Chris a few questions about his image, and this is what he had to say:
Q.What inspired this photo?
A. It was a very early morning and me being me was out looking for bugs to take photos of. I found the hover fly hiding amongst some agapanthus leaves and I was intrigued by all the leading lines around the little guy.
Q.What camera did you use?
A. Nikon D800 with a Sigma 105mm macro + 20mm extension tube + OCF SB910
Q. What setting did you use?
A. F/11, Shutter: 1/160s, ISO: 200
Q.Did you edit this image, if so what did you do and with what program?
A. Photoshop for a small amount of vibrancy and selective sharpening only.
Q. Do you have any advice for our community photographers?
A. I guess the only real advice for macro photography is to be just patience, from sitting in the one area for 5 to 10 minutes looking around for any activity. Look for anything that generally wouldn’t be there, say on a flower. Good chance its a bug or just dirt lol. Learn to hold your breath for steadier shots and always try to keep your elbows tucked up against your chest as this will also greatly improve your stability. Don’t shoot on windy days, even the slightest of breeze can seem like a hurricane looking through the view finder with a macro lens on haha.