Photography

Back Yard Photographer – Macro Lens!

Yes, the bigger nature subjects are what I typically gravitate towards: animals, birds, landscapes. But I also have a fascination with insects of all kinds and close up various flowers. Using the zoom capabilities of my regular lens, I’ve been able to get some decent photos close up. But I decided it was time to venture into the Macro world and see what fascinating subjects I will find.

Below are some of my first attempts with my new lens, so these aren’t perfect shots, but I believe a fairly good starting point. As with everything, the more practice, the better things become. Hope you enjoy these first attempts!

Please note – I do not know the names of the various flowers I have planted in containers, which were the subject of these photos. I picked the flowers because I liked the colors together and I thought they were pretty. I’m waiting for the flowers to start blooming in the area where I am trying to get a butterfly garden going before I photograph those. (I actually know the names of the butterfly garden flowers because I planted with purpose in mind.) šŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog! Hope you like the photos. šŸ™‚

Photos are originals by Kim Lawless

7 thoughts on “Back Yard Photographer – Macro Lens!

  1. It truly is amazing what a lens in a camera can produce. I like the flowers and up close of the interior of the bloom. These photos are awesome! Cannot wait to see the butterflies enjoying the butterfly garden. God Bless!

  2. Beautiful! Every morning when I walk the dog I see photos that I would love to take but then I have him tugging along. One day I will go back out and get some shots, but of course by then all the “good shots” are gone. It can’t really be planned.

  3. It certainly takes a while to ‘master’ macro photography. I practised loads and am still making mistakes! It’s getting used to restricted DOF and getting the settings spot-on to achieve what you wish to see.

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