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By KKmoments
A simple pic of a kaffir lily, homegrown and just starting to flourish, taken using the Canon 100mm macro lens and boy what a difference it makes to 'close ups'... this was taken using F2.8 (manual focus) and its a huge learning curve as I experiment so any comments would be appreciated.

A thank you to Allie (possum) for some sound advice and hundreds of 'reviews' that pointed me in the right direction with 'image samples' as well as 'words'.

Sorry haven't been around for a while I've had problems with my shoulder/neck muscle so photography has taken a back seat while i attempt yoga to flex n stretch, its still painful but i'm going to try and catch up on here to take my mind off pain...

Thanks again for viewing and hope you all had a good weekend and made the most of the glimmer of sun.....

Karen Smile

Tags: General Flower Lily Close up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Kaffir

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DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
14 Sep 2008 10:44PM
This is very beautiful Karen.
I can't help you as I have a different camera & use different lenses, & I only just understand my equipment..hahaha.
I know how you are feeling with your neck...I have a couple of trapped nerves in mine & am of for some Physio tomorrow to see if they can release them.
Take care,
Lilac 13 33 England
14 Sep 2008 10:44PM
Lovely image

brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 10:45PM
Like a lovely, light breeze...
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
14 Sep 2008 10:45PM
Great crop and use of dof.
The colour of the b,g and petals are so complimentary.

TyChee Plus
15 275 1 United States
14 Sep 2008 10:51PM
Beautiful image.
14 Sep 2008 11:18PM
Beautiful image
bfgstew 14 668 105 England
14 Sep 2008 11:19PM
Simply beautiful.
Hope the neck gets better soon.
RLB 12 52 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2008 12:01AM
whiteswan01 12 13 England
15 Sep 2008 12:37AM
cracking shot nice colour hope your neck and shoulder get better soon
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
15 Sep 2008 2:38AM
When I use the 105mm macro-- I need to decide before I shoot, what I want in the bg-- f2.8 is a great choice to diffusing the bg--

I also need to remember that only one plane will be in focus-- -- this worked well for you in this image!
super, Jennnnn
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
15 Sep 2008 5:59AM
agree with alleycatz. i think this is beautiful Smile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
15 Sep 2008 6:35AM
A stunning capture, Karen. Hope the problem sorts itself soon. Carol
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
15 Sep 2008 7:46AM
Full of beauty
15 Sep 2008 7:59AM
sublime . gillian
sunshot 15 24 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2008 9:03AM
this is a lovely dreamy image karen i really love it

hope your on the mend soon

15 Sep 2008 9:34AM
Karen you have done fabulous with that lens, and you can only go on to make it sing... that lens is a true Gem trust me... it should really be classified as part of the L glass series... !

This is marvelous love quality image and artistical composed.. fabulous work !!!

Nikki !
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2008 10:24AM
Hi is so good to one of your images again. Fabulous macro, I love the colour and the awesome detail. Great shot.
Mounters 14 85 2 England
15 Sep 2008 11:50AM
what a beauty,
Love the colour and detail
BrokenAir 12 20 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2008 12:12PM
Stunning, looks almost abract 2, what beautiful tones and attention to detail ^_^
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
15 Sep 2008 12:21PM
I love this!!!!!!
Try massage along with the yoga and worked wonders for my neck.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
15 Sep 2008 9:58PM
This one certainly stands out from the crowd Karen, it's so exquisite and soft and gentle. Hope your neck gets better soon
Possum Plus
14 148 England
16 Sep 2008 4:48AM
Totally gorgeous - you're going to do great things with this lens Smile Perfect use of F2.8!
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 11:34AM
Gorgeous! Pretty and soft in all the right places. Cracking image.
Marilyn x
evelen 15 5 England
16 Sep 2008 7:51PM
beautiful image.
21 Sep 2008 4:55PM
Lovely design.
HUMIE 13 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 7:53PM
Beautiful image the colours and composition.

jonathanbp 12 99 Thailand
26 Oct 2008 11:10PM
absolutely beautiful - Jonathan

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