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Friday, November 27, 2009

Basil

We have a large whiskey barrel planter in the back yard that grows parsley for the butterfly's and basil for cooking.  Here's what's left of one of the basil plants.


Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens
Exposure 1/100 sec @ f11 (Aperture Priority)
ISO 800
Curves adjusted

13 comments:

Marleen said...

Great macro and DOF and beautiful tones:-)
Already dried so ready for the jar;-))

Martha in PA said...

Interesting shot! I need to get that macro lens!!!

Reader Wil said...

I like all your photos! This macro one is excellent! Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend!

Marilla said...

Great and sharp macro! It brings to my mind that I've managed to scratch my macro lense - ouch... I must have gone too close to some sharp object.

Have a nice weekend!

Pacey said...

Wow, this herb makes for a wonderful photo. Impressive woody. Thanks for the tip too.

Elmoses X said...

Soon many of my photos will also be of this type... great DOF with perfect detail on this one.

Thérèse said...

I just went to see your episode on how "to grow a butterfly" How great!

Woody said...

Martha,

Thanks! You can get the macro effect with an extender, if you don't want to spend the $$$ on a Macro lens. You can email me if you need more info.

Woody said...

Thanks Reader Wil!!

Woody said...

Marilla,

Oh no! I look forward to your macro shots for inspiration! I have gotten in the habit of using UV filters to take the beating.

Woody said...

Thanks Pacey!

Woody said...

Elmoses X, I can't wait to see your photos. I really like to experiment with the aperture using a macro lens. Take several shots with different settings and you'll be amazed!

Woody said...

Thérèse,

Thank you!

The butterfly's are an event we look forward to every summer. We get many Monarch and Swallowtail visitors, but no Monarch caterpillars. I have come to learn that Monarch butterfly's prefer milkweed for laying their eggs, so next summer, we're going to try having planters of Milkweed and Parsley. I'd love to watch a Monarch emerge!