For some reason when Willie, Will, and I were at Yosemite this weekend it got *FREEZING* at night. When I say cold, I'm only talking about 41° but to us wimpy Californian's that was cold. We woke up early Sunday morning to try to catch the golden hour with a big tree and Half Dome in the shot. I thought the tree looked ugly and brown and decided to give up on the photo and instead grabbed my macro lens (Willie and Will both got really nice shots, which I'm partially sad I missed but also glad I have something different from Willie for once!).
The morning dew was still sticking to the little cobwebs that the spiders had woven over night and it made for some really neat photos. I had a fun time trying to get up really close and get the right angle/composition that I wanted. Luckily it wasn't too windy and I was able to get some shots that were in focus. I also should mention that I use a 3rd party battery grip on my D300s, which for the most part I love, however, it drives me nuts when using it to shoot macro. The battery grip doesn't connect to the camera all that sturdy and the lens slips a couple millimeters when I let go of the lens to take the photo (since the camera bends in between the grip and the camera). I end up having to compose a bit higher than I want and let the camera settle back down to where I want.
Nikon D300s w/Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro:
105mm, f/5.6, ¼ sec, ISO 500, Tripod