Close up Photo of Daisy Flower

Capturing a photo at close up should produce details of the subject.

Applying deep focus to express depth of field or simple point-of-view method works brilliantly.

This close up photo shows a single stalk of a star-shaped flower.

Commonly known as aster or daisy. It belongs to the sunflower family.

You can see on this image showing clearly some of the pollens deposited on its petal.

That’s the point of close-up or the fundamental in art of detail photography, to simply say.

This single stalk of flower is recognised by the flower disk (center yellow) and the flower rays (purple strap-shape petals).

The word “Aster” comes from the Greek word, “Astron”, meaning star.

“All nature wears one universal grin.” – Henry Fielding

I also want to capture the colours.

It’s lavender-blue colour stands out from the surrounding, thus, expressing contrast in colours.

It has only 8 flower rays which is probably a young stalk or different Asteraceae spices.

The surprising fact from wiki source mentioned “currently has 32,913 accepted species names, in 1,911 genera and 13 subfamilies.”

Deep Focus to Express Depth of Field

Taken this shot with a deep focus. It gives an expression of the first person looking at the flower.

In optics, it is called depth of field or point-of-view effect.

With depth of field, it creates blurry background on the distant and a sharper focus on the subject matter that is near.

iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus and iPhone X have telephoto camera to achieve this.

The f/2.8 aperture and digital zoom features. Technically speaking, telephoto lens has longer focal length with 85mm or greater.

That makes the capturing of close up object achievable with deep focus.

If using the f/1.8 wide angle, you will have to go very close the the subject. Like say, 5cm away.

Essentially, composition in the photography is to obtain a background at distant and a contrast of near focus subject matter.

A lens with a focal length shorter than normal is often referred to as a wide-angle lens (typically 35 mm and less, for 35 mm-format cameras), while a lens significantly longer than normal may be referred to as a telephoto lens (typically 85 mm and more, for 35 mm-format cameras). –Wiki

Take a Photo of the Blue Sky

Look up and take photo of the blue sky. Why not?

Like many users of camera app on your smartphone, we take many photos within our field of view, especially in our eye level.

It makes sense for what in front is what we are eyeing often. We don’t walk forward without watching what’s in front of us.

Watch where you are going…

But the blue sky appears daily above us and it only takes a few seconds to look at it everyday.

If the storm is coming, we look up for dark clouds. Hoping to reach home safe and dry. Or, to get caught in the storm and drenched to the skin.

Take a shot when looking up. The sky is worth a look.

There are tall branches from the lush trees, lines from skyscrapers, bridges, flying planes, slow-moving flurry clouds, rays of lights piercing through as the day set or pale gate of sunrise breaking the morning gently.

Lenticular clouds from the mountains and low clouds forming stratocumulus, cumulus or the grayish stratus.

By any good chance, double rainbow or silver lining after a heavy downpour.

For sure, you breath better by not looking down.

A few seconds daily by looking up and take photo of the beautiful blue sky.