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I’ve been meaning to test my new macro lens for a while now.  The dusty weather last week didn’t help with shooting flowers.  I want my first flower post to be from our garden.  I took a couple of test shots, of flower petals and an ugly fly, holding the camera by hand.  The results were fantastic.

However having read a bit more about macro photography, I now realise that because you’re so close to the subject, the smaller apertures give better results.  This means the shutter will slow down and you need a tripod.  I will get round to it when the weather is a little less brutal.

Cicking the header photo will take you to a generously large version to illustrate the detail possible.  For scale, consider that one of those metal-framed reels has a diameter of a medium coin.

Inside the house, in the wonderful but fake cold air, I took my time to set up… and yes I did use a tripod.  The colours and textures offered a couple of hours of fun.  It was either the sewing kit or the colour pencils.  I’ll do the latter another time.

I thought of three titles for this post: String Theory (a bit square – I know), A String of Errors and (cringe) Stringfella. But I went with my wife’s better suggestion.

I hope you enjoy the colours and images.  This lens has certainly opened a new door for me.


    • bitjockey
    • Posted 23 May 2010 at 5:51 am
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    I love macrophotography – the detail, the isolation of the subject to all else. Can’t wait to see more.

    • The detail… absolutely.
      I will post more as soon as I take them 🙂

  1. lovely colors and great pics!

  2. Macro Photography is probably my most enjoyable photography! I just need a whitebox or an area to use as the background, I have too much stuff and clutter all over the place!

    Mabrook on the Macro Lens!

    • I need white-box too… or at least a soft-box of some sort…

      Allah ybarik feek 🙂

    • Mathai
    • Posted 23 May 2010 at 10:15 pm
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    I love these pictures! No offense but I’m glad you went with your wife’s title suggestion 😛 but personally ‘String Theory’ was cool too

    Btw is it the 105mm Nikon Macro? Mabrook and hope you can go outdoors soon for some real macro action 🙂

    • LOL… Yes. Can’t wait for some outdoor time… Weather not helping.

  3. Waw! Love it!

  4. Great pics!!! mabrook 3ala lens!

  5. Fantastic! Nice color and texture! Your wife must be a quilter…

    • jungar
    • Posted 26 May 2010 at 9:48 pm
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    nice pics, would be good advert for PINK

  6. WOW!!!! beauyiful mashallah n mind blowing 🙂

    love ur job

    • Intlxpatr
    • Posted 22 June 2010 at 5:34 am
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    I echo Polar Panda – when I see all those threat colors, I think quilter!

    • She would respectfully point out how new these threads look. We bought them in 2004 🙂

    • antoeknee2
    • Posted 23 June 2010 at 6:32 am
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