This weekend, in-between runs over to church to shoot Easter events, I pulled out the portable studio setup I got a while back and tried a few flower shots. It really is amazing how being able to control the light and the background makes so much difference. This setup is pretty easy and lets me get in close without needing to worry about what else is around.
I also used my little LED light to change angles and get the best effects for the subject. I tried reflecting, back-lighting and all kinds of variations. This was the one that I liked best.
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
ProMaster LED120SS light
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 6 sec – ISO 200