Woke up feeling like this piece of wood.
Putting all my macro skills up to the challenge of seeing how close I can get. Having a flat surface like this leaf makes it a lot easier.
You know how it goes… The kettle is boiling as the morning sun hits last night’s dirty dishes laying on the bench, then you see something like this.
I didn’t have to do much apart from being in the right place at the right time and actively looking at my surroundings. These leaves are as I found them, my only choices were the composition and exposure. I was so caught up in the leaves that I failed to notice the bird shaped shadow until I looked at the image on a larger screen
Took the new macro setup outside into the garden to try it out but high wind gusts made it difficult to get sharp results. I also need to find a more solid bracket to attach the magic arm as the plastic one lacks rigidity.
Nevertheless, the results are encouraging
My habit of bringing found things home to photograph pays an occasional dividend.