The little tongues of fire

Tongues of fire
Tongues of fire 2

The happiness I felt when I discovered this colorful world within this tiny Lantern flower (just the size of half a palm), is simply beyond description!

Taken with an iPhone + Olloclip macro lens, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

感恩我是一個很容易就滿足的人!即使在半只手掌那麼小的燈籠花

Macro in low light

Orchid shot in extremely low light

Orchid shot in extremely low light

Orchid shot in extremely low light

I am beginning to explore the possibility of shooting in extremely low light conditions! The mood and the color can be very different from day shots!

This orchid sits in my dinning room, where NO LIGHTS were on, the only light source is from the kitchen about 6 feet away. I’m impressed that I took the photo HANDHELD (with IS (image stabilizer) of the lens switched on, 1/6 second, wide-open, ISO 3200) and the images are reasonably sharp!

Thanks for the great IS of the amazing canon EF 100mm f2.8L lens, and the wonderful noise control of Canon 5D mark II!