Peter Bargh

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June 26th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 177 – Clover

I spent a lazy day today sunbathing and it must have not only frazzled my skin but also my brain, because i couldn’t remember whether I’d used a photo of clover in my photo365. I’d certainly spent one session photographing it…but I went for a grass blade instead. So here is today’s photo taken on the lawn from a low viewpoint of a clover flower. Shallow depth of field and back-lighting have helped emphasise the tiny flower. It’s taken with the Pentax K-5 and 100mm macro.

When I was looking through the past photo365 pictures I spotted that I’ve uploaded two photos of McFlurry ice cream. My memory is fading! I’d hoped to photograph something different every day.

April 7th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 97 – blade of grass

This is what you get if you lay down on the floor and poke a macro lens (set to a wide aperture) through the grass. I moved around to find the most pleasing view. A single blade of grass with its companions totally out of focus thanks to the shallow depth of field.

It’s a technique I use often and you can have loads of fun poking the lens around.