Sunday, June 15, 2008

A little bit of Macro Lovin'!


After taking my Quantaray 70-300mm, f/4-5.6 macro lens out yesterday to show Karin the zoom capabilities on it, I got to thinking... "Self," (I call myself - Self). "Self, you really ought to get that lens out more often and work on some macro shooting." So today during naptime (after my dog inadvertently mauled my hand (it was my fault, not his), I put my macro lens onto my camera and headed into the back yard. Man! My yard is VERY interesting and beautiful when you look at it piece by teeny tiny piece! Here are a few of the shots I took today! Thanks for looking...


Bumble Bee


The inside of a Clematis flower


The inside of an Asian Lilly


My pride and joy, this is a new bloom from my Mr. Lincoln rose bush. The blooms on this bush are the most beautiful and fragrant in my yard. I am a tried and true sucker for blood red roses!
(Credit: My husband is the rose gardener extraordinaire, it is only through his meticulous caring for my Mr. Lincoln that she can put forth blooms like this!)


Some upclose shots of my Dahlias


There's that silly ol' Bumble Bee again! Evidently my Salvia's are VERY tasty!

8 comments:

Wendy said...

You make me SICK!! I want that LENS, right NOW!! What were your settings for the red flowers? My reds always wash out!!!!!!!!! Here you are talking my Macros up and WOW, yours just EXPLODE!! I am hanging my head in shame, lol...Truly and honestly I give my HB title to you ma'am...I concede, I have been out DONE!! Sigh!! Anyone want to buy a Camera!! I give UP!! :o)

Helen Hancock said...

YIKES!!!!!!!!! Sorry...I thought I was at my friend K's blog! What are these professional photos????? (I knew HB would be green!!) Bloody unbelievable! My jaw is on the ground....get out in that yard more often please K!

paulien710 said...

Oh my gosh..... when I grown up.... I wanna take pics. just like you.

You make the most beautiful pics girl.... wow

they are amazing, so are the blooms in your garden.

Jodie Redman said...

WOW!!! these photos are awesome! The last one of the bee is absolutely amazing - I can't believe how "fluffy" it looks!

Stacey said...

OHHHH my GOSH!!!! Girl!!! Holy crap you are GOOD!!! Those pictures are totally PROFESSIONAL!!!!!! You need to teach me!!!!!!!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

WOWSERS!!!!!!! Krissy, you blow my mind with your amazing photography!! My cheap little camera has a macro option but I never try it out.....you inspire my to try harder with picture taking.....and I can just imagine your beautiful backyard!!! WOW!!

Celeste said...

I LOVE your macro shots!!! Those are amazing! I'm so jealous of that lens!!!

mosbarger said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! What lens did you use??? I can't remember which ones you have, as your collection is HUGE!!!!! Love the color here- WOW!!!!