Sunday, June 07, 2009

Playing with my macro lens....

Today was spent preparing for the Scrapista retreat class but also took some time out for picture taking with my macro lens. It is so interesting to me how it does that line across for the sweet spot of focus when doing the up close ones. I'm going to have to play with it a lot more to get familiar with what the effect will be based on how far away I am.





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14 comments:

Grey Street Girl said...

These are awesome shots! Love that macro lens!

Karen Mowrey said...

Very cool and beautiful shots! A macro lens may be in my future too. I am having a hard time figuring out my positioning with the standard lens on my new camera. I love macros!

Charlie said...

Wow! These are amazing. I love my macro too. Have fun at your scrap camp. I'm sure you will make some awesome pages. Don't forget to share.

Haley @ Iridescent Dark said...

OOOH I love it! I have a macro setting on my camera but it is so not the same as a macro lens! I particularly love your first picture!

elk said...

Laurel i relish these color filled moments here! I am holding a swap if you might want to join in...elk

Rebecca said...

awesome photos! I love that birdfeeder....it just doesn't look the same.

Mary said...

These are great shots, love how you blurred the background on the bird feeder shot.

Congrats on your teaching spot in the retreat!!

Mary said...

Laurel thank you for all your kind comments you left today. Yes, we must live fairly close. I have my air on too - it is getting a little hot for my taste, although in the shade it is not too bad. We just had our back porch enlarged and screened in. I am loving it!!! I have a daybed on it and have slept out there a few night. Just lovely.
I think my husband will give it a try tonight!! :) It is amazing how LOUD the birds are at 6am!!!!

Have a great weekend!!

joanne said...

oh i'm so jealous of your macro lens!!!

i love these photos... so so beautiful...

Jennifer said...

Great photos...really neat!!

laurel said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments!

ruthie said...

these shots are just beautiful! i love macro. good luck with your class, its sounds wonderful, i have a scrapbook on the go, just no time to do any at the min.

Kamana said...

hi! came over from elk's. lovely pictures!

Mary said...

Hi Laurel, received "Imagine" today. It is even prettier in person. Love all the texture. Thank you too for all the goodies you enclosed.

Hugs!