I think I mentioned that I ordered a macro lens as my birthday present to myself. Well, it got here during the week, so I was playing with it today. The most handy thing I could find to photograph was the house animals.
I think this is going to be one of my best presents ever! At first I was disappointed, thinking I could get closer with my zoom lens that came with the camera, but then I remembered something I read many years ago from a source I can’t remember. The tradeoff for the convenience of the zoom lens is clarity. The clarity of the macro lens is great!
I did go outside and find some subjects other than noses. The storm last July broke many limbs in my oak trees, and the winds of the last few weeks have made it dangerous to stand under the trees. I have several limbs in my front yard waiting to be picked up. The grass is growing!
The bleeding hearts are coming up. Is it just me, or do they look like celery?
The sweet woodruff is coming up in the flower bed. It fills in around the rocks. I love its delicate little flowers.
The magnolia tree is getting ready to bloom a full month early. I can’t believe the horribly warm weather we’re having.
Crocus! I think this is the only one that hasn’t been killed off.
It’s nice to have such a bright color out there in the yard.
I certainly think I’m going to like this lens a lot. I hope I have plenty of chances to keep playing with it while I’m off work for spring break this week.
Linking to Macro Monday.