testing the new lens…

17Mar09

this spring I intend to walk through the forest and attempt to utilize my new lens… i will say nothing but shoot up a couple of shots I liked. I felt obligated to test it before I could start taking shots of local flora….

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the most recent birds will come but for now I’m just trying this macro lens out for spring…

again I’m sorry for any delays but I’ve updated a lot of my equipment and I’m learning it. These are not wildflowers just me playing around with a bunch that my fabulous hubby gave me.

hugs, Lori

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12 Responses to “testing the new lens…”

  1. It passed the test! Very nice shots! I’ll follow your progress with interest because I’m shopping for a macro lens now too.

  2. TY Montucky. I’m hoping I can enhance our lil wildflowers with the same grandeur. I’d love to see you trying out macro.. that would be so cool. There isn’t a man alive with the photographic hunting techniques that you have. Your eye will always speak to others. :) TY for visiting!

  3. Very good! Which lens is this, may I ask?

  4. TY and sure Adam, the lens is Canon’s EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM. I love it! It seems to take really good portrait shots as well. I also updated my body to the 50D. I’m not sure if that was a wise choice except to say I do love that it takes shots much faster (perfect for birding.)

    oops;.. the new body takes shots faster not the new lens. ;)

  5. Sweet! I have, and love, the 100mm also – it’s a superb value, IMO. Not only for flowers – virtually all of the jewelry shots I do for my wife’s jewelry business (SELF-PLUG: http://www.jujubysarah.com, check it out!) are taken with it too.

    It’s a little long for standard portraits, but I enjoy tormenting my cats with it anyhow :) For portraits on our 1.6x crop bodies, I really (really!) like Canon’s 50mm f/1.4.

    Always a little frustrating how much better the prime lenses are than the zooms, isn’t it? Ahh, tradeoffs….

    And a 50D – nice upgrade! You were using one of the Rebel bodies before, right?

  6. I agree about the value point (I would completely recommend this baby to anyone…) So far my favorite lens to torment my pups with is the EF 10-22.. close up the shots make me giggle every single time.

    Congratulations on your marriage! When I revisited your site I noticed you and Sarah looked dressed up and wondered there.. Wonderful! I will completely look into the suggestion on 50 mm and your wife’s websites. (I’m driving my kiddo’s nuts forcing them to sit thru portrait shots..)

    I agree on the zoom issue. Eventually I’ll end up picking up one that’s way too expensive solely for birding. But that’s a bit down the road… for now I tolerate the low-end couple I am using and just try to get closer to the birds. (good news tho; hubby got a electronic game caller for his bday I think that might be fun to see if I can lure in water birds…. and other game.) I know I know it’s probably cheating but this is one addictive hobby! Again Congrats! You two are a gorgeous couple!

    oh yes, I was using the rebel xti. I liked it a lot… but rarely pick it up now that I have the 50D.

  7. Those are such amazing shots! I love the detail you were able to capture with them! BRAVO

  8. TY Monarch. ;o)

  9. 9 zenuria

    These are absolutely stunning shots! I love macro shots of flowers and the water droplets just add to the effect.

    I think the rose really is my favourite :-)

  10. The good news, these are great photos. The bad news, now I have to go out and buy more Canon glass because I don’t own one of these…yet. :-)

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