When I first got my macro lens I imagined that the attention to detail required for extreme close-up photography would be therapeutic.

Well, I was wrong ;-/

I spent two hours this evening attempting to take this dandelion seed and found it a rather frustrating experience: the lighting didn't work out as expected, the seed blew away on several occasions, and so on. I think, if I'm honest, that I expected to be able to just do macro photography, and I can't, at least not the way I would like to. So, if anyone can recommend any books or other resources I could look at I'd be grateful.

Oh, following my request the other day miklos has come up with a php script to do a total word count for the comments of an MT blog. As we speak you've contributed 379,431 words to chromasia, and should you be geeky enough to ever want to find out where we're up to I've added a stats section on my main archive page. Thanks miklos.

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8.14pm on 23/4/05
Canon 20D
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
f/16.0
2s
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
minor
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