Valentines Flowers

Valentines Day is always a easy way to take advantage of flowers being around for picture taking. I’m really enjoying the combination of the EF 50mm f/1.4 and the 36mm Kenko Extension tube.

“An extension tube is an accessory for cameras with interchangeable lenses, used primarily for macro photography. The tube contains no optical elements; its sole purpose is to move the lens farther from the image plane. The farther away the lens is, the closer the focus, the greater the magnification, and also the greater the loss of light (requiring a longer exposure time).” -Wikipedia

Its not macro, but perhaps “near macro” would be an apt description. Using the extension tube means I was about 3-4" from the rose bloom. As one sometimes does with macro, you can’t get the entire subject in focus at the same time.┬áThe EF 50mm f/1.4 smallest aperture is f/22, which I used to get most of the rose bloom in focus.