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77/365 Yellow Flower

March 18, 2015



Practice makes perfect. Or so I hope. One of my first shots with a 50mm Nikkor lens that a dear friend let me borrow. I think I’m going to have some fun with this. Now to get the circular polarizer unstuck. 

xoxo, Susi

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  • rorybore March 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    macro shots are tough! I always manage to get one detail in great focus – and the rest is an awful blur. For any 1 kinda good shot; there are at least 20-30 just terrible. kinda like my selfies. ha
    but they are sooo much fun to work with. when you do capture that tiny detail, it’s the best feeling. Enjoy it!! I love seeing up close flowers. 🙂
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    • Susi March 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      This isn’t actually a macro shot. It’s a close-up I guess and the blur is there on purpose. This lens is known for it’s great bokeh (the blur). I really happen to love that when you have one thing in focus and the rest is just slightly out of focus, it adds so much to a picture. And I always have that, one okay shot and 10 others that can go straight in the garbage! I think that’s just the way it is…

    • Claudia | ImagesByCW March 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Hey Leslie, if you want to avoid ‘the awful blur’ change the camera setting to aperture priority (not sure what that is called on a Canon) and set that to a big number e.g. 11, that should give you less of blur.
      But in general I’m with Susi, I like the blur, as long as whatever I wanted to be in focus, is in focus 🙂
      The 50 mm is a nice lens, isn’t it, Susi? Really a nice allrounder, fairly in-expensive and so light and … the bokeh 🙂 Nice flower shot! Cannot wait to find flowers blooming around here…
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      • Susi March 22, 2015 at 10:39 pm

        I do love the lens and will definitely invest in one. This one has a polarizer filter stuck on it and it just won’t come off.

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