While Sitting Having Breakfast , With My Parrot……

My wife leaves early for work, so it’s just me and the Lorikeet sharing breakfast.The Bird is particularly fond of Crumpet and honey.

On the Breakfast table was a tall, glass vase with lilies. The sun shining through the window highlighted the air bubbles trapped in the stem hairs.

Lily Stems. Canon with 13mm extension Tube

Lily Stems. Canon with 13mm extension Tube

Dropping the afore mentioned crumpet, I grabbed the camera with an extension tube and took some shots.The curvature of the vase and the water provided the perfect background distortion.

Moving up the vase, I saw the flowers were only just opening and got this gem as well.

I have a battery grip on the Canon, which provides a steady hand hold, coupled with the Image Stabilising lens. This set up using the smallest extension tube, doesn’t require a tripod.

Unopened lily - Canon with 13mm extension tube

Unopened lily – Canon with 13mm extension tube

Feeling very proud of the fact that I achieved so much – so early in the day, I put the kettle on for another cup of tea.

 

This entry was published on August 25, 2014 at 9:14 am and is filed under Black & White, Flora, Macro, Photography. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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