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Saturday
May222010

No Strings Attached

I've been meaning to test my new macro lens for a while now.  The dusty weather last week didn't help with shooting flowers.  I want my first flower post to be from our garden.  I took a couple of test shots, of flower petals and an ugly fly, holding the camera by hand.  The results were fantastic.

However having read a bit more about macro photography, I now realise that because you're so close to the subject, the smaller apertures give better results.  This means the shutter will slow down and you need a tripod.  I will get round to it when the weather is a little less brutal.

Cicking the header photo will take you to a generously large version to illustrate the detail possible.  For scale, consider that one of those metal-framed reels has a diameter of a medium coin.

Inside the house, in the wonderful but fake cold air, I took my time to set up... and yes I did use a tripod.  The colours and textures offered a couple of hours of fun.  It was either the sewing kit or the colour pencils.  I'll do the latter another time.

I thought of three titles for this post: String Theory (a bit square - I know), A String of Errors and (cringe) Stringfella. But I went with my wife's better suggestion.

I hope you enjoy the colours and images.  This lens has certainly opened a new door for me.

Reader Comments (18)

I love macrophotography - the detail, the isolation of the subject to all else. Can't wait to see more.

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbitjockey

lovely colors and great pics!
mabrouk

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoesbox

Macro Photography is probably my most enjoyable photography! I just need a whitebox or an area to use as the background, I have too much stuff and clutter all over the place!

Mabrook on the Macro Lens!

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

I love these pictures! No offense but I'm glad you went with your wife's title suggestion :P but personally 'String Theory' was cool too

Btw is it the 105mm Nikon Macro? Mabrook and hope you can go outdoors soon for some real macro action :)

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Waw! Love it!

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShoSho

Great pics!!! mabrook 3ala lens!

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNE

The detail... absolutely.
I will post more as soon as I take them :)

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Allah ybarik feek.

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I need white-box too... or at least a soft-box of some sort...

Allah ybarik feek :)

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

LOL... Yes. Can't wait for some outdoor time... Weather not helping.

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you :)

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks. Allah ybarik feek.

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Fantastic! Nice color and texture! Your wife must be a quilter...

May 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

nice pics, would be good advert for PINK

May 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjungar

WOW!!!! beauyiful mashallah n mind blowing :)

love ur job

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterswera

I echo Polar Panda - when I see all those threat colors, I think quilter!

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIntlxpatr

She would respectfully point out how new these threads look. We bought them in 2004 :)

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Beautiful!!

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterantoeknee2

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