Friday, April 30, 2010

120/365... Macro lens joy.

The world is simply amazing when you are looking through a macro lens. You see everything in a whole new, indescribable way.

Instinct has always warned me to say away from bees. Now, I can't get close enough.


I've read about a butterfly's straw-like tongue but today I saw it in real life. I marveled at how symmetrical the butterfly was.


Yesterday, I was looking at beautiful images of mountains and oceans. I was quite envious of those that live in those beautiful regions.

Today, I'm thankful for the beauty that I can find right in my front yard.


I still have a lot to learn about this lens (like don't use it on a VERY windy day) but I am certain that I am going to LOVE learning how to use it.

Macro lens joy.


E Gizzie Photography April 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

These are all great! I love the bee one especially. What kind of lens did you get??

Melissa Weber April 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

Beautiful. One of these is on my list. :)

Barb Phillips April 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

Awesome photo I really am draw to the butterfly one. What macro are you using?

Shannon Joy April 30, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

Thanks for your nice comments :). I bought the 100mm 2.8 macro!!!! I'm in love!

Alison April 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

Oh, I so want a macro. These are gorgeous. Just gorgeous!

Diana April 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

Stunner's Shannon. I just purchased a Nikon D300!

Mindy April 30, 2010 at 11:56 PM  

Beautiful! I have REALLY been craving a macro I REALLY, REALLY am craving one!

Laurie May 1, 2010 at 1:02 AM  

Those are all gorgeous! Any big differences from the camera upgrade that you've noticed?

Courtney May 1, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

Wow!! I love the butterfly one :O) Beautiful!!!

elizabeth May 1, 2010 at 11:06 AM  

okay - non you make me want to add another lens to my list - oh boy
your pictures are amazing!!!
great job- glad you love your camera

Traca May 2, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

Making me want to jump on the macro bandwagon, too! Very nice!

Amanda May 5, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

LOVE them especially the last one.