U of M Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Last weekend I visited the University of Michigan Matthaei botanical garden and wildlife trails in Ann Arbor michigan. The inside botanical gardens have 3 separate sections; tropical, temperate, and desert.

Outside of the botanical garden are a variety of other gardens with local flowers and plants along with a few trails to hike. There was a warning that the Massasauga rattlesnake lives in the area which I didn’t know about.

I tried shooting with extension tubes for the first time for macro shots. It was quite difficult to use since the tubes increase the depth of field quite a bit and tripods are not allowed.


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    • Fiona when we were talking about cameras I brought up Depth of field (DOF). The lower the Fstop number the thinner the DOF is. I was using extension tubes which makes the lens extend farther out so I am zoomed in closer. This also makes the DOF much thinner then the lens normally is. Your point and shoot should have a macro feature (or close-up) on it to shoot smaller objects. When zooming in that close any tiny movement makes a big difference so a tripod is handy and use the 3,5, or 10 second delay timer. When you press the shutter button it will move the camera enough to effect the photo.

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