Dear readers, have any of you visited Singapore Botanic Gardens lately? I recently conducted a visit to the gorgeous gardens to orientate myself for an upcoming macrophotography photowalk for Canon Imaging Academy. There are great beauty in little things, especially when up close. I hope to share this with the photowalk attendees. The weather was really hot and humid, do hydrate adequately and put on appropriate attire if you intend on doing likewise. I am sure you enjoy macrophotography at Singapore Botanic Gardens.
A Smooth-headed Stingless Bee on a monkey-pod raintree flower. 1/200, F4, IS0 100.
A Plain Tiger Butterfly in backlighted morning sun. They are “easier” to shoot in the early morning when foraging for nectar. 1/200, F4.5, ISO100. Flashlight fired.
A splash of glorious orange. Leaf “roadmap” can make great wall poster in your house. 1/400, F4.5, ISO100
The soothing hue of Chinese Evergreen plant. Always love the lines and “char edges” of this leaf. 1/200, F3.2, ISO400
The stunning compound eyes of a blue-bottle fly. 1/100s, F3.2, ISO100.
A commonly seen Wandering Glider Dragonfly up closed. 1/30s, F3.2, ISO100.
Banyan Tree fruits ? Please feel free to advise and update in the comment box below. 1/640, F6.3, ISO100.
Dolichopodidae, the long-legged flies. So tiny (about 0.5-0.8cm) and vibrant hued. 1/200, F4.5, ISO100
This species is Bactrocera is a large genus of fruit flies. Pretty tiny (less than 1cm) and easy to shoot. But can be challenging in windy condition. 1/200, F2.8, ISO100.
A Jumping spider (0.8cm), fidgety, agile and always on the move. But always a joy to photograph when you can spot them. 1/125, F2.8, ISO400
Do stay tuned for the event. Meantime, stay safe and sane. For more tips on macrophotography, you might like check here. Here is short video on the wonders of macrophotography from Canon Singapore for your viewing pleasure.
Photo data of pics used in this article : Camera – Canon EOS 5DMkIV , Lens – Canon EF100mm F2.8 USM, EF70-200mm F4L IS. Flashlight – Canon 580EX (with self-made diffuser box).