Nat­u­ral de­lights

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Strik­ing colours and tex­tures pro­vide the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for a more close-up, ab­stract ap­proach us­ing a macro lens While it’s lovely to shoot with a wide-an­gle lens to cap­ture an ex­pan­sive au­tumn scene, it’s also the per­fect sea­son to get out your macro lens and get some colour­ful close-ups. Fo­cus­ing on spe­cific leaves on trees or get­ting down and dirty with fun­gus in the for­est of­fer great photo op­por­tu­ni­ties. When us­ing a macro lens (see op­po­site) bear in mind that depth of field is rad­i­cally re­duced. This means that, rather than shoot­ing wide open at f/2.8, you’ll need to shoot at f/8 or even f/16 to en­sure the whole sub­ject is cap­tured sharply. As you’re so close, how­ever, even with these aper­tures you’ll still get nicely blurred back­grounds.

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