Experiments in Macro

 Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I got two awesome new lenses for Christmas! A Nikon 35mm f/1.8 Lens from my mom, and a Nikon 85mm Macro Lens from me (with the help of some gift cards and X-mas money!) I'm so excited about it, its my dream macro lens, and I've been DYING for a macro lens!!!

I went on a walk around my neighborhood to grab some quick shots to practice.  Getting good focus is really tricky with macro because the depth of field is so shallow, so it takes some practice.

But this is one of the first shots I took, and I love it!






I love this last shot too!

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Kristin January 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM  

Fantastic! I especially love the last two! Yay for new lenses!

Liz January 4, 2012 at 9:28 PM  

WOW Jaymi!! Those first 2 are amazing.
I LOVE the bee (one of my favourite macro subjects) and the tiny hairs on the flower in the second are gorgeous. The next lens on my wish list is a macro lens... oh so expensive!!
Thanks for the photography link and the new Tuesday tips & pics link up. I got some great advice and I am reading up on the link you gave me. It's great!
Thanks again :)

GretchenP January 4, 2012 at 10:16 PM  

aaahhhh!!! jealous jealous jealous!!! can't wait to see what you do with them. already looking AMAZING!! every post will make me save my pennies for new lenses!! lol :)

Bobi January 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM  

love all of them… I think this is the year I'm getting a new lens and a macro is def. at the top of my list.

tinajo January 4, 2012 at 11:23 PM  

Beautiful - and such great Christmas gifts! :-)

Tiffany January 5, 2012 at 4:54 AM  

Beautiful...love the first one!


Nancy @ A Rural Journal January 5, 2012 at 4:59 AM  

Congrats on the new lenses Jaymi! Always so much fun testing them out for the first time. Great shots! :)

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Rohit Sareen January 5, 2012 at 5:47 AM  

sure the lenses are good (esp the faster 35 mm) but u've done a great job with them. i loved ur shot :)

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Lauri January 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM  

Enjoy your new lenses, you are off to a fabulous start. Every shot is lovely.

melifaif January 5, 2012 at 8:52 AM  

Oh my goodness....each one took my breath away!!! So very lovely....I want one now!!! :)

Christina Klas January 5, 2012 at 8:58 AM  

These are seriously phenomenal!

Susan January 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM  

Oh my...these are all just incredible.

Love the colors, so rich...

Congrats on those lens!

Karin M. January 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM  

Wow...great photos...wonderful colors and high quality.
Greeting Karin

Jaime January 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM  

How exciting! I've been thinking about switching...any pros/cons to share about Nikon? :)

Love the 2nd to last pic....perfect angle and love the bee...yellow and purple always make a nice combo. :)

Gina Kleinworth January 5, 2012 at 3:26 PM  

Okay- that is really great that you received 2 lenses this holiday. I would love it if my family actually bought me something I would use! :D

These came out FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to see more as you play

Anonymous,  January 5, 2012 at 5:23 PM  

Wow wow wow! these are absolutely stunning! Love all the gorgeous colors : )

Kathy January 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM  

Macro lens is def ON my "wish list"!


Cassie January 5, 2012 at 5:58 PM  

All of these are gorgeous. Love all of the colors. One of these days I'll finally get a macro lens I hope!

The Locker Room January 5, 2012 at 6:50 PM  

Wow! These are such incredible shots! I love the bee one. And the purple and white flower. Can't wait to see what else you do with the macro lens!

Michelle Renee January 6, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

So pretty...I ♥ that pink flower!

CameraCruise January 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM  

Wow, gorgeous macro shots, love them!

Natasha January 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM  

WOW!!! I just love these photo's!!!!! Amazing!!!



deb duty January 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM  

Oh my gosh! You are a pro already! These are stunning! I haven't had my macro on my camera in at least a few weeks. This makes me want to pull it out again!

Giga January 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM  

Nowy aparat i Ty spisaliście się świetnie, są piękne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.

New camera and you have done well, they are beautiful photos. Yours.

Jessica January 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM  

O. M. G. Drop dead gorgeous photos. So JEALOUS of your new lenses! Congrats on the gifts. Enjoy them!

Bethany January 6, 2012 at 5:11 PM  

Gorgeous photos! I really, really, love the first two!

Tricia January 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM  

Ohhh, these are gorgeous! The fourth one is my favorite.

Sarah January 7, 2012 at 9:10 PM  

These are gorgeous. I wish i could get the lens.

mary ann January 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM  

Wow, these are so cool! I love macro photography :)

Lil Mama Stuart January 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM  

How fun! The gifts that keep on givin' all year! ;)

Nikki Crockett January 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM  

How fun! What's better than all of those amazing details?!!!

augcott January 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM  

Oh my goodness! You're a pro with those macro lenses already!
Wonderful shots!!!!
Which lens do you like better?
I have the Canon 100mm .... ♥ it!
Happy Shooting!

Real Housewife of Chester County January 12, 2012 at 4:51 AM  

I have the 35mm too and have always loved that lens! Macro is one of my favorites to shoot, at least in the warmer months on the east coast. Fun to get down low and see what lurks there, ha! I agree it can be rather tricky so I rarely shoot without a tripod and remote or timer release. You're rockin' it so far, enjoy!

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