Flower Portrait: Macro #2

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Stamens of a rose
Stamens of a rose
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33 thoughts on “Flower Portrait: Macro #2

    1. Thanks Meg. Yes, this is why I wanted this lens. I love flower photography as you are well aware, but my close-ups were often blurred when you zoom in. I hope to make a lot of use of this lens, but I am starting slowly and with a subject I know well. Let’s hope I can improve!

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    1. Yes! This is what I craved the macro lens for to get in much, much closer. Still need a lot of practice using the lens though as it is very difficult to keep the focus still. I just have to take my time and concentrate harder and use a manual focus, which seems to work better. I adore orange, but maybe not with lilac 😉

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      1. I’ll start using a tripod once I have an idea of the settings, I must admit I prefer hand-held as tripods get a bit fiddly. I actually carry two different sizes in the back of my car, but only ever use them for a sunset photo!

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    1. This is what I wanted the macro lens for, to be able to capture close-ups that are still sharp when ‘blown up’. I want some decent weather so I can take it to my nearest garden where I can concentrate on the flowers.

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    1. Thank you Sue. This is another example of my first attempts. I hope to show some improvement as I take more images. I have one to come that I adore!

      Foot much better, but still some pain and swelling in the area especially today after driving for 3 hours yesterday. I will try to avoid walking on it too much! Thanks for asking 🙂

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  1. You are certainly coming to grips with your new camera Jude. Love the colour, orange is my favourite flower colour it is so vibrant. Take care of that foot, do you have it wrapped in a pressure bandage?

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    1. Incredibly deep orange stamens on this rose. I was so excited to see them so detailed! My Gertude Jekyll (the one I always miss in flower in spring) now has 11 more buds (I cut it right down when I got home and found it almost dead). I hope I can get at least one decent photo of her.
      I do have a compression bandage, but not using it at the moment. Still sore, but improving.

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      1. You could be right, maybe I should start wearing it during the day.

        No Peace roses, but my father grew them. I only have a few in pots – Gertrude, this lilac one, a red patio rose and some tiny ones that my daughter bought me for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago and for some reason keep on flowering!

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      2. You must be longing to have your own garden Jude. I grew roses in NZ but, though they grow here they are hard work with lots of problems due to the humidity. They have to be constantly sprayed. I miss them…

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      3. It’s good to have a change. I love cottage gardens, but I also love the Zen style gardens too! I’m sure the space will speak to me when I get there.

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    1. I am very happy with this one and it makes the change of camera worthwhile. Though I doubt I shall ever get to grips with all the settings! Like phones, cameras seem to include everything but the kitchen sink these days.

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