Is it not amazing what we can learn from our blog friends? A few days ago I posted a macro of a bug. I was practicing with my new lens, my Nikon 40mm fixed focal length with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. Here it is again (I was practically touching the bug with the edge of the lens):
I thank everyone for their awesome comments, btw. But Lisa Gordon from ‘Lisa Gordon Photography’ wrote, and I quote:
“The first one is my favorite too Barb.It really is a wonderful shot.
The 40mm is a wonderful lens, and I love the fact that it’s so light, yet works so beautifully as a macro. it’s also a great portrait lens.
Have fun with it!!
“it’s also a great portrait lens” say wha…??? I thought to myself – I must have referred to the wrong lens – this lens is only for real close up shots, isn’t it? For a few days I kept thinking, I have got to try that lens again to see if it truly can do what Lisa said.
I didn’t have anyone to take a portrait of at that moment so I set up a small vase of flowers and proceeded to take a ‘portrait’ shot. I was dumbfounded when I looked at the result . . . I had NO idea that this lens would do this!
really pretty shots! i love lisa – wish i had her skill!
and i like your outdoor office, too!
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Gorgeous!! And what a view is right!
Seeing Each Day says
A lovely post, and now I’ve learnt something too! That view of yours is something else.
Lisa Gordon says
You are quite welcome my friend, and your photographs are just beautiful!
missing moments says
That is the very reason I love blogging! I learn so much from everyone, it’s amazing! Great photo by the way of the bug!
Oh wow, what a view you have from your “office”…I do that occassionally, take the laptop to the porch, but I don’t have the view you do. And Kim Stevens from Picking Poppies uses that trusty 40mm macro all the time for her great macro shots. Love them all.
These are wonderful photos…inspiring!
Oh my goodness, what a view!!
Oh Barb, your view is so relaxing, and your porch office is perfect. Any color works outdoors. About the lens discovery and suggestion from Lisa…I have the 60mm macro lens for macros…one day I was searching online for a good portrait lens and discovered from others it could be used for portraits also. I love it too! Have a lovely week – I’m a bit behind in blog visiting after a vacation.
Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography says
Beautiful. Lisa really is an inspiration. :)