As we had another very sunny day I took a few minutes to do some flower photos. The attached is my favourite. It is a lus a' chinn - narcissus.

The sun is shining through the delicate tepals, with a darker shade where they overlap. The corona is very short and a lovely shade of orange. Managed to capture it when the soft breeze stopped.

This is my favourite of our garden narcissi, with the short orange corona and pale tepals. I'd love to hear from anyone that could do an identification.

I find doing macro shots of flowers outside to be the most infuriating thing sometimes. The slightest puff of wind and the flower will jiggle about madly. If the lens is focussed on the stigma, for example, the slightest movement will look like a hurricane has hit it. This particularly the case when I'm viewing a magnified image

I've even tried making wind breaks around flowers, but even that isn't always successful.

I keep trying to remind myself that patience is a virtue.

@fitheach I know, all you can do is wait. But it clearly paid off, very nice picture!

I've also tried wee sticks stuck in the ground and then attached to the stem. That doesn't always work either, and I have to avoid getting them in shot.

@fitheach Same, except that I just give up and don't ever worry about virtuousness 🙃

I get the camera set up, tripod in place, lens focussed, remote trigger release attached and then puff... aarrrgghhh! I sometimes have to go away for ten minutes to cool off.

@fitheach Yeaaaahhh, I hear you. 🙂

This is why I use a tripod only in low-light situations. 🙂

I always use a tripod for macro stuff. In this particular case there was plenty of bright sunshine, albeit the flower was backlit. Wind is the enemy when doing flower close-ups.

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