The photo was made with a flipped lens, so I didn't have control over aperture. That's why I bought an extension tube recently to cover this type of shots
Can you explain this technique a little? I've never heard of "flipping" a lens before. I love the results! Great photo (and the non-macro ones a awesome as well).
Here's ste-by-step manual:
1. Take off the lens from your camera (wide angle works better, such as the 18-55);
2. Flip it around;
3. Hold it up to the camera and shoot
- Autofocus won't work, you need to focus by camera movement;
- Aperture cannot be controlled; though I saw people removing the lens with camera turned on, so it has aperture value persistent (I don't recommend following their example
- There are converters that can be attached to the front of the lens (filter mount) and EF mount from the other side;
- This trick is called super-macro, because focus plane is really close to your lens (you can identify the distance with your finger as a starting point).