Macro photography (MP) is really a hobby for the sadists. Who in their right frame of mind, beside an insect biologist, would go around looking for tiny insects, and upon finding one, crouching for hours straining both eyes and backs trying to get that perfect shot.
Ok, flowers can be macro photography subject too but the challenge is always to catch a good shot of that never stand still butterfly. Maybe MP is also for the egoist because i don’t know whats wrong with taking a stationary flower. At least it is bigger and would not fly away when you try to get near.
After trying two sessions on my own without result, finally consulted a sifu (master) in macro photography, and the massage auntie at my neighbourhood tui na joint for my sore back. The massage auntie told me not to go after the bees and wild flowers but my MP sifu is more philosophical.
“Let not chase after the fleeting but should wait for the right opportunity. Secure your base, and the tired and beautiful will come!” What sifu was trying to say was one should just find the right flower and wait for the insects to come. Reasonable but then this sound a lot like fishing. The only difference is nobody gets hurt!!
Below are my homeworks for the first session with my sifu.
Nice or not?