Three pictures of droplet-studded violet crocuses. Spring sunshine is lovely, but there are things to like about spring rain too. With some camera commentary.
The middle flower has been splashed with bits of soil by the just-ended rainstorm, and I thought about picking them off but ended up liking them.
These photos highlight both a strength and a weakness of the GX100. On the upside, the Macro setting is absolutely fabulous. People have complained that the autofocus is a little slow and yeah, it zooms back and forth for a second or more before it locks on. So what? I use Macro to shoot things like flowers and rocks that hold still, so I don’t care. When it locks on, it’s on, the depth-of-field seems to be just what you’d want, and the bokeh pleases my eye.
On the downside? The dynamic range is limited, and thus it’s really easy to blow out the highlights. That middle flower is partly white, and this is my third attempt to photograph it; the first two lost the whites. Under a brightish grey sky, I had to knock the AE correction down to -0.7EV to get what you see here.