HOT SHOT #4
We found this pretty little caterpillar feeding, and Guy cunningly moved the lavender stem and fixed it into his tripod head, then moved into the shade for some lovely bright yet soft light. I got out my proper macro 100mm lens for this true close-up. Focusing so close reduces depth of field, so Guy suggested I shot at f/8 to make sure the whole flower head and caterpillar were sharp. In the shade, I needed to shoot at ISO800 to obtain a shutter speed of 1/100 sec, fast enough for a sharp shot when shooting handheld. Guy returned the caterpillar safely five minutes later.
Lens Canon ef 10mm f/2.8l Macro IS USM exposure 1/100 sec, f/8, ISO800