While I'm pretty sure we said the theme was "macro" this week, I think everyone heard "bugs" instead. That's okay with me since Spring is finally here so let's check out the insanely insect-heavy list and find out this week's theme.
I love shooting macro, but don't have a macro lens. After experimenting and finding out the strengths and limitations of each lens I owned, I invested in an extension tube. This allowed me to reduce the focal distance significantly and really get close to the objects I'm photographing. It is fun to play with but also challenging due to it being very difficult to focus.
If you are able to get your hands on a dedicated macro lens like the Canon 100mm f/2.8L you will have a much better experience. I was able to rent one for a wedding we shot once and still reminisce about how impressed I was with it.
Without further adieu, let's check out this week's entries. Readers with Entomophobia or the "fear of bugs" might not want to continue.
This Week's Top 10:
SJ Allen Photography
An appropriate winner since nothing says spring more than bees. Mark really timed this shot well capturing it in front of the purple flower. The details on the bee are magnificent and stand out well against the simple blurred background.
Cedar Creek Photography
Thanks for another great showing everyone. I hope you are continuing to enjoy the #weeklyFstop as much as I am!
What Is This Week's Theme and How Do I Enter?
You've asked and I am finally going to listen. Show us your best "street" photos. This should be a great list. If you know street photographers, now is the time to recruit them.
To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopStreet on any public Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr post between now and our next weeklyFstop article. Please keep it to one entry per week to keep it fair and less cluttered.
Here are the previous week's results for anyone who may have missed them:
- Leading Lines
Remember, there is no guarantee posting a photo will result in it being featured. If you happened to submit but fell short, please don't be discouraged. Keep shooting and try to gain techniques or ideas from the photos that are selected. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, feel free to contribute in the comments. I'm always open to future theme suggestions.