ScramblingTo view more of my photography please click on

This photograph is a great illustration of the narrow depth of field you work in at macro distances. This was taken at f11 and look how little is in focus! This is why many macro tutorials speak of photographing subjects side on, rather than face on. Face on, the depth of field is sure to exclude part of the body.

It’s the overall photograph that matters, not the focal plane and in macro photography unless you use very complex and delicate techniques like focus staking, something is likely to be out of focus.

Focus staking is where you take several photographs in sequence and focus on successive parts of the subject, so that when combined in special software, the entire subject is in focus.

And for the record, our subject managed to climb back onto the leaf.

4 responses

  1. Pingback: Electric Leaf | Photomiser

  2. blackice713

    Little guy looks like he is about ready to fall off, scrambling for his life! 🙂


    September 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

  3. Great focus on this one (rough guess is that it’s a miner bee).


    September 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    • Thanks! I do not want to wear out my welcome at 🙂


      September 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.