It’s a Small World

I was walking the other day with my X-Pro2 with only the 27mm pancake lens when I started noticing all the small things.  Things normally too small, or too far away, to consider photographing with such a wide lens unless I could get very close to them.

I have a problem with getting down on the ground and getting close to things I wish to photograph.  I have a bad, stiff back and use a cane.  I can get down and back up, but it often isn’t worth it.  On this walk I decided to photograph the small things while standing up.  When I got back home and downloaded the pictures to my computer I saw that I really had to crop them quite a bit.

What is common about these pictures is that they have all been cropped severely and then upsized to make them as you see them.  I can do this with the 24MP Fujifilm images.  It is this capability that enables me to use a wide or normal prime lens in place of a heavier zoom lens.  A prime lens works better for me when I walk with a cane.

Did you see the insect in the third picture, the one with the dandelion and a few leaves?  Look below the dandelion on the blade of grass.  It might be a tick.  This will probably be a bad year for us with so many ticks.  The weather has been good for them.

Another thing in common with these pictures is that I used the optical viewfinder (OVF) to see and compose the original full size images.  I was wearing sunglasses and the image in the electrical viewfinder (EVF) was too dark to see the little things so I switched to the optical viewfinder.  I rarely use the OVF but it really is handy to have when you need it.

One comment

  1. bkcitta

    Had to go back to view small insect! Glad you pointed it out!! Love the photo of your feet and tiny flower on ground!! Fantastic photo!