“Sharing in a Cinquefoil”

“Sharing in a Cinquefoil”

“What will remain is neither you nor me but what we shared among each other.” 
― Santosh Kalwar

Every now and then, an unexpected image just ‘happens’. Yesterday, as I went for a lunchtime walk to the meadow north of my house I came across these three hoverflies positioned perfectly on a cinquefoil blossom.

I could not have asked for a more cooperative group of insects, as they sat there, seemingly unbothered by the approach of me and my lense. As I leaned closer and closer to compose this shot, I fully expected one or all of them to fly away, leaving a nice blossom to photograph. It just worked out, all three remained in wonderful symmetry.

Shooting macro without a tripod is still proving an interesting exercise. Not only do I have to make sure I have a high enough shutter speed to negate even the tiniest movements, which can soften the image, but I also have  to contend with my own back and forth movement as I work within a fairly narrow depth of field. This one is a bit soft and would have been a sharper image, had I used my tripod, but the moment may have been lost, so I’m content with it.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/200 sec, f/16.0 ISO 200

High Resolution Image on 500px

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