I am really struggling with outside flower shots here in Michigan. It is always windy, in fact it is rare to look outside and not see the leaves and limbs swaying in the wind. Of course this feels wonderful on a hot day but it makes shooting macro almost impossible. I love to visit Dow Gardens and they have the most beautiful flowers but I really struggle with getting them sharp enough.
This zinnia is in my garden. I shot it last night and was not very pleased with my results. I tried going out early but there was still some breeze, at times I would get focused on a flower and the wind would blow it completely out of my frame.... finally I just waited till I thought the flowers were either still or moving only a little and managed to get a few shots. I decided to bring one in to try some inside macro shots for later in the day.
Any tips or ideas for shooting macro in a windy place?