Sometimes it’s worth going back for that second shot.
A couple of weeks ago, I went out to photograph in the streets of Easthampton and caught some gorgeous dandelions hanging out in the sun right outside of my apartment. I snapped a few shots off without any real thought besides…oh…pretty seeds in macro…and went on my way. Later afternoon when I was looking through my captures, I was fascinated by the dandelion shots but they weren’t quite right. The focus wasn’t anywhere close to perfect and on a macro, shot, focus is everything.
I went back out and of course, being dandelions on a windy day (see also: it is always a windy day in Easthampton) they had changed completely in shape and form. In fact, they were changing before my eyes as the wind blew more and more seeds off of each blossom. Counting my blessings I shot and shot.