the chemistry of creativity
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 :-)
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:)
What wonderful images, looks like you got the hang of macro photography fairly quickly.
Beautiful shallow DoF in these images.
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.
Very beautiful flowers and nice shots. The purple color is very clear. Ilike the purple photos very much.
Wow! It didn't take you long to become very proficient with your new lens! Lovely photos!
Beautiful shots for the Creative Exchange!
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!
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 :)
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.)
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?
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.
such a special addition to your photography.. that black and white is amazing~
These macros are wonderful! Congratulations on your new lens! :-)
That is a great lens! Beautiful shots...
Fantastic!!I haven't any words..!Have a great week!Monica
Fabulous! I love that fourth one.
Beautiful colors ... especially love the second to the last!
Beautiful shots of the clematis.
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...
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!
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!
wow, wow,just wow.
Stunning macros.. Congrats on your new lens.I came over from the creative exchange.Love the colors.
Exquisite beauty!! Amazing what we find and see..when we get up close and personal. Love the colors in the colored renditions!!!
So very beautiful.
Ciao Anna!Thanks for your kind visit to me!!Have a nice evening!Monica
if this is your very start, then, what is to come? Love it.
what a feast for the eyes!
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.
so lovely. i can tell you are enjoying your lens. ; ) the petals are so beautiful. xo
Thank you darling for the information:)