Saturday, November 17, 2012

Shadow Shots: Made in the Shade


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In celebration of my upcoming retirement, I just bought a fixed 50mm lens and a macroscopic lens adapter to play with. (The combo was less than half the price of a real macro lens, and offers more uses than just a macro.)

I tried it out this morning on the frost on my tubular bird feeder, which offered two layers of fern-like crystals. They only last while the shadow of the house protects them, which isn't long past dawn.

I should have had a tripod. But for a hand-held macro shot I was pretty happy.

11 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

wow..this is so beautiful Vicki....

Gemma Wiseman said...

Nature's art is awe inspiring! And only a macro lens can help us appreciate the detail of it! Beautiful photo!

Sylvia K said...

This is gorgeous, Vicki!! Wow! Really took my breath away to be able to see the detail!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope your weekend is going well!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such a crisp and gorgeous photo!

Shadow of Snowman
Have a lovely weekend. Come and drop me a line or two when you get a chance.

Angie Church said...

beautiful

robin. said...

this shot is gorgeous!!! happy retirement here you come!!!

Martha Z said...

What a great image! I rarely get to see frost crystals such as these.

Daryl said...

oh i wish we had frost like that -- no i don't want it to get colder but i want some frost to photograph

EG CameraGirl said...

Absolutely stunning!

Kerri said...

I think it's awesome!

KaHolly said...

WOW! It's a beautiful photo!! Enjoy your new lens!