I think I have got a new love!!! O.k. more like a new toy. I know, I know ‘again?!’. But really, can one ever have enough toys? And as you know me, my toys usually consist of some kind of electronics in 90 % of the case. Same this time. I got a new lens. The only lens that I have been kind of missing in my quiver. A macro lens, and portrait at the same time. Some may say that it is not 100 % a macro lens, but it is way macro enough for me, because I do not need to see every bug’s eye. I do find those ‘bug eye’ photos quite fascinating, but I don’t have any ambition joining that special guild of macro photographers. But a real good close up – that I like. Any time.

So, here are my very first pictures I took with my new Makro 100mm f/2. The tulips and the ‘grapes turning to raisins’ were about my first photos, taken inside. But then I could not wait. And despite the less than perfect weather, I took the lens outside. To shoot blossoms. As you will see the photos are not perfect, but in my own defense it was a little windy. Which does not lend itself to macro photography or blossoms. But I just couldn’t wait to try out my new baby. Just look at the wonderful shallow depth of field. All photos are shot wide open on purpose and have only undergone very basic editing. For the most part not even sharpening. I think this lens is fantastic. What do you think? Do you own a macro lens? Do you dabble in close ups?

To see some more wonderful photography please follow this link to Kay, being next in line of our Sisterhood Stories Circle, please check out her fabulous photos at Kay Maguire Photography.

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 grapes, raisins, macro cherry, blossoms, pink, bokeh

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cherry, blossoms, pink, bokeh

magnolia, blossoms, white, bokeh

apple, blossoms, white, bokeh


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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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