A chance exchange on FB last night led to me being out earlyish this morning to try some ‘macro’ shots. I met my photo-buddy and realised within a couple of minutes that I was struggling. Maybe me, maybe the heat. I don’t know but I barely made it 100m, including rests, before I had to find somewhere to sit down. In total I lasted 2 hours before throwing in the towel. Later that morning Mrs. Ha and I drove out and the car told us it was 38C outside.
The two hours could have been productive but I just could not get in the zone. Also my 180mm F3.5 lens kept sticking. Either the humidity is the problem or it just needs a service. I am tempted to look for something lighter to replace it. Still, there were some shots that survived.
I am still trying to nail the skipper, figuratively speaking. I have it down to genus, I think. All of these were shot with my trusty 5D3, the 180 lens and some fill flash. The tripod alone weighs too much on a hot day. Suggestions for a more lightweight set-up for the summer months will be much appreciated.