A visit to the orchid conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago was a good way to get in to the spring mood!
I was able to put to good use my Sigma 75-300mm macro lens and Ray Flash, too. I was very pleased with the results...
Adding a Ray Flash to the mix meant that I could add some fill-flash. Here's how my set up looked!
Contrary to some popular belief, macro need not be expensive to get in to. The Sigma lens I use can now be purchased on ebay for about $80 and some type of ring flash for not much more than that. Most photographers already have the tripod and remote release...but those can be picked up inexpensively too! For me, getting this close in to the subject opens up a whole new world of beauty!
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