I just went out not expecting much this morning. As I walked in Quabbin Park, I came across some more Fern-leaved False Foxgloves (Aureolaria pedicularia). Naturally, as a creature of habit, my first impulse was a closeup made with the 180 and a softish background.
Then I remembered the 15mm macro and went to work. It’s a little different exercise in composition as the wide angle includes a lot of identifiable background. How much to have recognizably sharp (rather it should be sharpish as opposed to softish) is one decision and another is how close do I want to be. With that much coverage it was as close as possible which was 5 or 6 inches. I believe I could have been much closer, but I didn’t want the top of the plant to be in the bright sky or touching the top of the frame. Just my second effort so still lots to go before approaching proficiency.