Slow Worm on the Isle of Wight by Jason Swain. It was about 15 years ago when I first came across one of these wonderful creatures, in my back garden at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight, and I’ve been waiting a long time to finally get a chance to shoot one of these little beauties (Slow Worm) with a proper camera and lens combination.
This time I was lucky enough to have the Macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM) to hand with my Canon 6D camera body, when one showed up in my garden (now in Totland Bay, the other side of the West Wight) the other evening. The flower is a little daisy on my lawn which i was keen to include in the composition to give a sense of scale.
It was early evening and not the brightest of days, so i shot at the shallowest depth of field available with the macro lens, and trusted the 6D on automatic ISO. The camera never let me down, as there’s no visible noise at iso 500 and the shallow Dof really adds to the overall result, its exactly the idea i was after with him appearing to poke his head out from the cover of my long grass.
Exif Data = f/2.8 at 1/250 iso500 (no flash)
Beauty and the Beast? Slow Worm on the Isle of Wight, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing.
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