Regular Random – Dandelion Seed

I recently acquired some extension tubes for my Sonya7ii (this a tube fitted to a camera between the body and lens to shorten the distance of closest focus of an object so that close-up pictures can be taken). As much as I love the new Sony, I don’t have a macro lens and they are expensive, this option was much cheaper and I have been told is amazing to work with on the Sony’s Peak Manual Focus.


So I spent a few days playing and learning, and then I found this Dandelion Seed in the backyard and knew I had to spend 5 minutes with it for this week’s Regular Random.

Most are shot with F/3.5 or F/4.5 a couple on F/1.8, all ISO100, focal distance about 15-20mm, normally my 50mm prime is minimum 500mm, so the extension tubes do make quite the difference. I’m still a little hit and miss with the focus on occasion and the focus is a little soft.

This post is my Regular Random, where I spend just five minutes photographing a relatively random subject. Here are the rules so you can join in!

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and pingback to Desley’s post

~ Julz