Thursday, April 10, 2008

MMMM....Macro!





I didn't get to spend as much time with my macro today as I had hoped, but managed to get a few shots. I'm still working on learning how to use this baby, but I can tell I am going to LOVE it! Oh, and Pat, if you read this...yes, you're right. Those flowers I posted yesterday are hyacinths. I remember my neighbor telling me that, but as I've said before, I'm rather horticulturally challenged. Can't grow a thing, really, but love to take pictures of nature!


Oh, and just a bit of exciting family news tonight. My husband's parents got a mission call today to serve in the West Indies! They leave June 30 for an 18-month mission. We are excited for them. They just got home in August from serving a mission to Tonga. We miss them, of course, but realize what a blessing it is for them and all of our family when they serve.


19 comments:

pakosta said...

that first shot is amazing! i just LOVe the colors! i could see that being made into notecards couldnt yoU?!
tara

Michelle said...

i love that first shot! it looks like a greeting card. so great to see you're enjoying the new lens!

--sme said...

Great minds think alike-dandylions! Have fun with your new lens!

pat said...

Margaret, you are rockin' already!! Love these, and the color on the first is incredible! Just gorgeous. I know a couple who served in the West Indies, and they absolutely loved it--a real experience on so many different levels. Your in-laws will love the people there.

Trina said...

Great colors!! Have fun with your macro...I wish I had one!

Chell said...

Isn't it just the greatest lens??? I love mine and love getting to use it. fun shots, looks like you are gettign the hang of it.

Nicole said...

So glad you are having fun with it. I'll be jealous!

Mom2Drew said...

That color in #1 is really nice, so warm.

Becky said...

that first shot is awesome!! i would totally buy that as a print! great job with your new lens! cant wait to see more!! congrats to your family!

Amy said...

You got some gorgeous shots here! My favorite is the first one, it's just beautiful! Great news for your in-laws, what a blessing they are to so many! :)

Donnah C said...

These are great already - i love the blue bells, such vivd colours.

Jess said...

These are fabulous- your DOF rocks and that bokeh is SOOOO yummy! And congrats to your hubby- how exciting!

Mom2Aliyah said...

Great macro shots! Y'all are making me want a macro lens really bad :)

Becky said...

The first one is my favorite! Isn't it awesome? I love my macro so much I want to marry it.

Gypsy Girl said...

These are great and I can tell you will be enjoying this lens.

Angela2932 said...

Yeahhhh, macros! I really like the twig, and the bud, photos! You're going to have so much fun with this!

Suzy said...

I like all of these! These are just beautiful!

Scrapper88 said...

HOw neat!! Im so jealous of everyone and their macros!! Dang.. I really love that first one.. they are all great!

Sharon said...

These are wonderful!