Sunday, December 04, 2011

Macro Love

During Thanksgiving, I was using my 24-70mm lens to take family snapshots of what everyone was doing in my in-laws back yard. Their back yard just happens to be beautifully landscaped by Casey's mom, Donna. And part of that landscaping attracts beautiful butterflies. As I was sitting on the porch, I was able to sneak fairly close and zoom in on this butterfly. Despite the fact that 70mm is not super macro, I got a pretty close-up shot. And it got me thinking about what would be possible with the 100mm. Hmmm.

I also played around in Photoshop with the editing on this photo. I really like both of these edits for different reasons. 

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4 comments:

Emily said...

love it!!! Awesome shot and how cool that you were able to sneak up on the butterfly! I'm always trying to find my style in editing. I love so many different looks, but want to stick to something consistent... ps- I'm thinking of upgrading to a full frame camera in a few months (Nikon D700)!!!

BECKY said...

Stunning. I prefer the second editing but both are beautiful.

Lindsay said...

Amazing shots. Thanks for sharing God's beauty with us through your photography.

Rabelers said...

gorgeous shots!!