It was really hot here in the Midwest when I shot these a few months ago. How hot? Daily excessive heat warnings for around 100°F were not lying, so just walking around with a camera wasn’t very appealing, but here are some quick shots of some leaves we found while my younger daughter and I went to feed a neighbor’s cat while they were on vacation.
Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that this shot wasn’t dead in focus, but that’s what happens when you shoot
- such a wide aperture (f/2)
- very close up (you get very shallow depth-of-field)
- of a moving subject
If I had thought about it, continuous focus and burst high/low would have helped this, but I had the camera on single focus single shot for the walk.
I shot some more after I noticed the first shot out of focus, but the heat had taken away her smile after that.
This next shot is my favorite composition, but again, heat had taken away her smile. 😦
She especially liked the last shot because she really wanted to fan a number of leaves together. 🙂 Who am I to say no to that?