13 Feb Snowdrop Sunday

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It was ‘Snowdrop Sunday’ at Pencarrow House in Cornwall with large carpets and smaller dense pockets of common snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) in the landscaped gardens and woodland walks.
I used an original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens and a ‘EOS to FX’ adaptor with my FujiFilm X-Pro 2. Having no electronic connection between the camera and lens meant autofocus, image stabilisation and focal length/aperture EXIF information were disabled, plus the lens was always at maximum aperture producing tiny depth of field and a spherical bokeh to the out of focus highlights. Manual focusing was fairly easy using the X-Pro 2 ‘focus peak highlight’ mf assist set to red (high), a sturdy tripod being essential to keep the camera and heavy lens still as well as maintaining the sensor to subject distance, a relatively still day helped with the delicate flowers not swaying too much….

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