Monday, June 27, 2011

Macro World


I have been admiring the world of macro photography for sometime now.  
So, I saved and saved some more and finally,
 ordered a macro lens.
It arrived on Thursday..... love it!





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33 comments:

  1. Fantastic.
    What did you do to save up?
    Spaghetti every day :-)
    Great images -the floaty bud is nice.
    I know you have already visited, but please tell me more about your lens. A prime? what F/? and what camera was it for?
    Just nosey :-)

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  2. OMG I love every shot and this just what I like most in photography; macros. Like jocodeane said please do share the information with us. I don't have macro lens I just use close up lens but Im dreaming about real macro:)

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  3. What wonderful images, looks like you got the hang of macro photography fairly quickly.

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  4. wow, congrats on your new lens purchase! love these shots, especially the first one and how you composed/cropped the top of the flower--beautiful.

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  5. Very beautiful flowers and nice shots. The purple color is very clear. Ilike the purple photos very much.

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  6. Wow! It didn't take you long to become very proficient with your new lens! Lovely photos!

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  7. Beautiful shots for the Creative Exchange!

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  8. I have been waiting to see these first macro shots of yours. I am all about color ordinarily but actually my favorite shot is the last one, the lighting is gorgeous. I hope to be joining you in macro land by the end of July!

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  9. Hi Jocodeane and Henrietta,
    Here are some gear answers for you two ~ The lens that I purchased is Canon's EF100mm, f/2.8 Macro USM. I opted not to get the IS feature, as I shot with a tripod (except for street photography). The camera body that I use is a Canon Rebel EOS Xsi 450D (in all the photos taken before this post, I used the kit lens, 18-55mm IS). I use Aperture for my editing program.
    P.S. Although I like spaghetti, teaching art quilting and bead embroidery paid for this lens :)

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  10. Macro is a whole new world! Your captures of this beautiful clematis are so wonderful! (Thank you for answering Jo and Henrietta's questions about your photography equipment, too.)

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  11. Wow, wow, wow. I find these latest images mesmerizing. The deep purple on the flower and the details...how do you learn this so fast?

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  12. Oh, congratulations Anna!!!
    You are going to enjoy having this so much. You truly begin to see things so much differently (and more beautifully).

    These photographs are just gorgeous, and I am so looking forward to seeing more.

    Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day!

    lisa.

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  13. such a special addition to your photography.. that black and white is amazing~

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  14. These macros are wonderful! Congratulations on your new lens! :-)

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  15. That is a great lens! Beautiful shots...

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  16. Fantastic!!
    I haven't any words..!
    Have a great week!
    Monica

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  17. Fabulous! I love that fourth one.

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  18. Beautiful colors ... especially love the second to the last!

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  19. Beautiful shots of the clematis.

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  20. Nice set of flowers! My favorite is # 4, a Dalalia?
    Lucious purple, the nector of beauty in my book.
    I will definitely be back to see what is new...

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  21. I was given a macro lens for my birthday this year, and I switch between that and my 50mm on a daily basis... have the hardest time deciding on my favorite of the two! I think I like the macro so much because it opens up new worlds that you never knew existed, and to me, that's magic.

    Lovely photos!

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  22. Congratulations on the new lens! Like you, I had been using the Canon XSi kit lenses until I got my first "real" lens - the 100mm f/2.8 macro about 6 months ago. I use it for everything - macro and portrait work. I know you will love it and am excited for you :) You have posted beautiful pictures with it already!

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  23. Stunning macros.. Congrats on your new lens.
    I came over from the creative exchange.
    Love the colors.

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  24. Exquisite beauty!! Amazing what we find and see..when we get up close and personal. Love the colors in the colored renditions!!!

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  25. Ciao Anna!
    Thanks for your kind visit to me!!
    Have a nice evening!
    Monica

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  26. if this is your very start, then, what is to come? Love it.

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  27. these blow me away. they speak magic. I've been pining away for a macro for awhile, but it will be some time I'm afraid. I looked up your tiny town and yes, you are definitely "up there" in the state. but near Ashland, which I understand can be a fun place. thanks for visiting my blog, I truly appreciate it. your work captivates and inspires me. that I could aspire to your talent some day? a wish.

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  28. so lovely. i can tell you are enjoying your lens. ; ) the petals are so beautiful.
    xo

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  29. Thank you darling for the information:)

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