I took several shots of some lilies yesterday and finally settled on this image. Then I noticed sunlight hitting the stems and photographed them for a change. Sounds crazy, but I kind of like this shot….
Two more takes on the lilies:
Have I mentioned that I have a new 50mm 1.4 lens? It’s taken some getting used to, but I am really starting to like the wonky things it does when I shoot with the aperture wide open. Depth of field is taking on a whole new meaning for me.
Which one do you all prefer?
The first one.
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The first one .. glad to hear you are liking that new lense. Great results. I’m still debating the purchase of a prime macro lense. Can’t use the telephoto/macro lense (1.5-5.6) without a tripod and I hate dragging one around with me. I find it creatively restrictive. Che
Cheryl, I can’t recommend buying a macro lens enough. I wouldn’t say it changed my life, but it came close.
I am so looking forward to a camera with a macro lens. I like the first and second photos the best. I like the shot of the stems. It is the type of photo I might take. I find myself focusing on the not so obvious choice for a photo.
You will love it. I shot with nothing else for about 8 months and was pretty addicted! I’m having to force myself to back up a bit, but it’s hard. I wanted to take macro shots for years, but had no idea how until a few years ago. You can probably imagine how frustrating it was with a point-and shoot.
I prefer the stems. They remind me of a mangrove forest in the sun. Very different.
I have never seen a mangrove in my life. They’re only in the tropics, right?
Yes, right. I have seen them in- (fantastic botanical garden) and outdoors.
I love lilies, they are my favourite flower. They are beautiful and love their perfume. In fact, my boyfriend brought me 2 bunches the other day and I am sitting across from them now 😀
All shots are wonderful, but I actually like the stems the best. Something different. Very cool!
Lilies are my very favorite. I never would have thought to try to capture the stems. What a lovely shot.
Beautiful series of shots, I love lilies, they are such a beautiful flower and you captured the essence of that beauty!