I’ve traveled far and wide to get photos for my collection.

For this one, my photo of the week, I just stepped outside the door of my house.

My wife always has a variety of flowers growing in the landscaping around the house. I’ve used them as subjects for photography many times.

On this June morning in 2013 I was contemplating cutting the grass before I headed to the gym for a workout. As I checked the grass beside the house I noticed how the midmorning sun was providing nice light on the daisies that filled the area adjacent to the house.

So I went back inside, grabbed a camera, a macro (close-up) lens and a tripod, then set up in the mulch to get some photos. I had a number of usable photos after about an hour so I took the equipment back inside and went to the gym.

The grass would wait for another day.

This flower photo is kind of a rarity for me. It was shot with a lens designed for use in closeup photography. I was only a few inches from the flowers.

Many of my other flower photos were captured using the extremely long and heavy 600 millimeter telephoto lens I use for bird and wildlife photography. I see some interesting flowers while on one of my wildlife photo hikes and get some shots. Instead of being inches from the subject I’m at lest 15 feet way.

Both methods work. But using a macro lens is more traditional.

Each week I will post a photo from my collection with an explanation of how I got the shot. Previous photos of the week are in the archives.


Date/time: June 4, 2013, 10:56 a.m.  
Location: 40°3'14.659" N 83°8'16.44” W (Show in Google Maps)  
Camera: Canon EOS 7D  
Lens: Canon EF-100mm f/2.8 Macro 
Aperture: f/8 
Shutter: 1/200th second  
ISO: 200