Macrophotography: Lavender Raceme
A raceme is a cluster of flowers along a stalk.
I haven’t done much macrophotography for a while now; I have been using the space for work-related activities. I am retiring, and I did a first setup for Macro Photography today to test whether my new camera, the Sony α1 (Alpha 1) will work with the macro equipment I have.
Answer would be yes, it appears.
I clipped a stalk of heather from beside the driveway, and set it up in front of the camera with a Sigma 105mm lens. It’s a very sharp lens, and I used extension tubes to allow the lens to focus closer than usual. My conclusion would be that a) the new camera works fine with the shutter control in the macro equipment; b) it’s just as sharp for macro as it is for regular photography.
The red background is just a red box that was on the bench; it wasn’t wide enough but then, this was just a test and even so, it’s really providing some excellent contrast with the purple and green of the heather.
I took ten images, a few mm between them (the camera and the lens move together on a stage), and then used Affinity Photo to build the master image you see above.