Sharing some of the wonderful tropical flora of Malaysia. Learning to shoot flowers (and plants) here. Not easy but i knew that already :D. Flowers are so beautiful and elegant, and they are best complemented with nice light and bokeh. Of course, since most flowers are so big (compared to most bugs, LOL), you need to decide where to place the Depth of Field.
All taken with a Canon 40D and Sigma 150mm F/2.8 macro lens, mostly with natural light.
Not getting the bokeh i wanted, even with the Sigma 150mm. Perhaps i need a 180mm.
Not sure of its ID
Dendrobium crumenatum, white wild orchid
purple waterlily...the bee insisted on being there.
yellow orchid, looks like top view of a bug :D
Bird's Nest Fern
Wild flowering vine
Some kind of creeper, climbing fig (Ficus sp.?)
Rafflesia cantleyi. More about it here.
All the images above were shot with natural light, with tripod whenever I could, and reflector when necessary. When on tripod, I use the 2-second timer (because I don't have a cable release or wireless remote), Live View (to enable Mirror Lock Up, MLU). More info here.