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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 27 March 2010 in Plant & Nature.

I'm learning to use the Canon 500D close-up lens I just bought. Taken indoors, natural light, tripod.

NIKON D300 1/8 second F/4.2 ISO 100 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful shot. Next we'll be inside the cells !!! ;-)

27 Mar 2010 5:01am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

That soft focus and one sharp edge makes it for me. Plus, I love lavender.

27 Mar 2010 5:06am

amin from Iran

so lovely

27 Mar 2010 8:36am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This is just gorgeous, Anita. Very graceful. You've inspired!

27 Mar 2010 8:56am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I love it. Just fantastically elegant.

27 Mar 2010 9:23am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Magical!! Absolutely love the soft lines. So graceful!!!

27 Mar 2010 11:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Delightful shot, a magical macro.

27 Mar 2010 12:21pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

just beautiful.........

27 Mar 2010 3:34pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States


27 Mar 2010 4:20pm

Frida from Sweden

Delicate and sensual.

27 Mar 2010 7:26pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

This is a beautiful and fascinating abstract photograph. I love the light magenta tones and the curved lines.

27 Mar 2010 7:28pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

stunning - the slight little line that is in focus is just enough to give definition!

27 Mar 2010 7:43pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I think you are getting great results, Anita! Seeing your work inspires me to give my close-up filters another try. Macro takes a lot of patience.

28 Mar 2010 2:14am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Just beautiful - great composition and lovely colours. I also used a close-up filter several times but together with macro lens it has pretty annoying chromatic abberation. It seems that the 500D has better quality than my Hoya filter.

28 Mar 2010 7:39am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is as much an experience as a photograph and thoroughly enjoyable for that. I sure like the way you are using the kit.

28 Mar 2010 6:35pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

simply beautiful :D

28 Mar 2010 11:02pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

I agree with a previous poster...delicate and sensual.

30 Mar 2010 12:59am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Excellent work! I really love the color. This may sound strange but as I soon as I opened the image, I felt like it should be flipped 180 degrees with the sharp edge running from the LL. Not sure why but it was a strong feeling.

31 Mar 2010 8:48am

1/8 second
ISO 100
105 mm