Monday Morning Photo Dump: Birthday Present Edition

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Polinating IIIOn Friday, I got a new lens for my birthday — the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM — and subsequently spent the rest of the weekend hunched down or behind a tripod.

I’ve always been intrigued by macro photography, and had a hard time trying to do it with the kit lens (Sigma 28-70mm zoom) which came with my Rebel XTi. I did a lot of research (these posts at Brian Auer’s Epic Edits and Photocritic were very helpful) and made myself a wishlist, and was sure to include some prime lenses.

I need to spend some more time with the lens, and need to work on better depth of field. There’s not much to begin with, so it looks as though I’ll have to try to coax as much out of the lens as possible. Hooray learning new glass!

Still, there’s no denying a few facts:

  1. The lens is amazingly sharp
  2. You can really get down close to subjects
  3. The lens is amazingly sharp

Well, you know the drill, click for larger versions, descriptions and maps.

Wasp

Holly Hock PetalBlue Glass

Hanging

CaterpillarPolinating I

Daisy Drops

Lizard

Red Bug IICottonwoods

Leaf

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