Well, on Tuesday this week Daddy took me to Ritz Camera and we bought the 60mm AF-S Micro NIKKOR 1:2.8 G lens! Immediately after we bought it, Daddy took me over to Lewis Ginter to take some pictures! It cost too much to walk through the gardens for just a few, quick pictures, so we just took pictures of the plants and animals outside the gardens...around the parking lots.
I've seperated this post into sections, just to make it easy!
This first section is entitled:
Leaves and Other Plant Paraphernalia.
This plant reminds me of some sort of elephant ear. It was so pretty!
Okay, I really like this plant!
But on to more pictures! :)
A holly leaf.
I love how the sun reflects off of the points on the other leaves in the background, making those nice round circles that I think are called bokeh.
This plant reminds me of an exploding star.
I'm just posting this picture because of the extremely vivid teal colors. Wow! :)
An acorn. :)
Another one of those evergreen plants.
This plant was one of those furry caterpillar-looking plants. They are so fuzzy! :)
And now to the next section of this post entitled:
One of these butterflies isn't being very friendly... :-D
And another detail butterfly shot!
While I was taking these pictures, I was sometimes only about 2-3 inches away from the butterflies (and other subjects)! Thankfully Jesus sent a few that weren't skittish, so I could get their pictures! :)
I couldn't decide between the above picture and the one below...I'll let you decide which one you like best! :)
I love how you can see the butterfly's proboscis drinking nectar out of this tiny flower. It's amazing how intricate God designed everything! :)
This picture was taken on the way home Tuesday afternoon. Daddy was stopping everywhere along the road (yes, even our main road 360) when he saw a flower. :) I've got such an enthusiastic Daddy who makes it real easy for me to photograph things! (Sometimes I think he's more enthusiastic than me. :)
This was the only monarch butterfly that posed long enough for me. All the others flew away when they saw me coming! ;)
The next category is:
The next category is:
The flowers from this picture, and the one below, were at the entrance of a neighborhood. Daddy pulled over as we were driving along, so I could take some pictures of the flowers. I have such a wonderful Daddy! :)
While I was taking pictures of this moth Daddy told me to look where I was. I was about 2 inches away from this little guy, and I was so close that my lens hood was covering him! So, yes, this really is a micro lens!
After his own mini-photo-session, Mr. Dragonfly was set free!
Back to some more insects!
The more I play with the micro lens the more I'm amazed at how God made everything so intricate and unique. Just look at the insects! We have an amazing designer that I love very much! :)
P.S. - The 60mm micro works great as a portrait lens too. Here is Daddy posing for me:
P.S.S. - Above all I'm really pleased with my new lens! It takes great pictures - micro and portrait - and I think I'll be using it often from now on! :)