Suffering for my art.
Snagged a branch off a wonderfully photogenic, but wickedly invasive, bittersweet plant. They’re everywhere now, like purple loosetrife, choking the life out of native plants.
Anyway, I haven’t been shooting macro much so decided to bring out the big guns for these – the OM 90mm f2 and the OM 35mm f2 and the 25mm extension tube. No tripod, just my bag of barley and very bright shade.
I love how the berry coverings make them look like tiny lemons before they’re shed. The berries are just under a centimeter across. The background of this next one is an old grill cover (the one the frogs were living in) on the deck. It only looks good out of focus.
The combination of the extension tube and the 35mm lens allows me some really great angles of view. I like how it makes the berries look slightly menacing –