Trying Out New Macro Lens

The kit lens could only get me so close.  Kit lens on Saliva 'Ultra Violet':
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Several message boards said the macro 30mm was a good value.  Macro lens on Salvia 'Ultra Violet':
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I didn't know the top "lip" of that salvia is all fuzzy-wuzzy: Photobucket

I tried the new lens briefly in the hot afternoon on the tiniest flowers I could find, then scurried back indoors, out of the sun.   

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I must learn to adjust the aperture setting to get the right effects.
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I did not realize emerging Gaillardia flowers had bronzy edges on the sepals:
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The macro lens makes the fig appear to be wearing a veil, like the veil on the hat of a 1940's noir fatale: Photobucket

More practice required.  I'll be working on it! 

Comments

  1. My macro lens is the one that I use most these day, but focus gets trickier the closer you get. Macro lens plus cropping results in some amazing shots in the garden!

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    1. Your photos are beautiful, Alan. I need to practice more.

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  2. I think Ill get one......great shots!

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    1. Tiny flowers are easier, that's for sure. I need to try some roses and see how they turn out.

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  3. Yea for a new toy! These shots are great & if they are just the "experiments," the real product will knock our socks off!

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    1. It's taken me out of my camera comfort zone, for sure.

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  4. It is amazing what you can see up close. Those first salvia shots might be considered vulgar, if I didn't know better.

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  5. Looks like fun. What band. I'm thinking of a 100mm macro with IS. only 900.

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    1. I need to learn more. I don't even understand what that is.

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    2. 100 mm macro lens with image stabilization, costs $900 for the lens. He probably uses a Canon. I've been eyeing a 105 mm macro for my Nikon which is in the same range.

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    3. well $200 was a bargain then. thanks for the translation, Cardio!

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  6. You are such a lucky girl having a macro. Your photo's are always beautiful and will be more beautiful by using your new lense. I wish you a lot of enjoyment with it. Is there also a better color with this lense? I have always problems getting the right colors of the flowers.
    Have a great evening Hoover.

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    1. I am very lucky, yes! The color seems about the same, so far.

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  7. Fantastic photos. You really do see things in a new light. Can't wait to see more.

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  8. I really need to invest in a macro lens...I spent $ on a wide-angle years ago...and barely use it.

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