Macro Attempts :)

I have owned a macro lens for several years, and have never once felt like I got an excellent macro capture with the dumb thing. I can’t figure out if it’s me, my lens, or my eyesight that sucks. I made it a personal goal to get better, though. Here are a few shots from the last couple of weeks where I was trying to be creative, but also really get a close up that I felt was sharp and detailed. I’m not so sure I’d call any of these GREAT photographs, although the praying mantis composition sure does make me happy :)

Why, hello there

More experimenting

Macro Roses

Trying Something New :)

9 Responses to Macro Attempts :)

  1. Marisa says:

    I love the praying mantis peek! And the last one reminds me of hot air balloons.

  2. Jeanette says:

    That praying mantis shot is incredible!

  3. Tasha says:

    My macro lens is my favourite lens in my bag. Keep practicing, love, is all I can recommend :-)
    And that praying mantis shot – awesome!!

  4. Rebekah says:

    I think they are all INCREDIBLE!!!

  5. Andi says:

    I love to mantis picture! I am patiently waiting for snow to melt and flowers to bloom!

  6. angela king says:

    The praying mantis is fab! and that rose is awesome too.

  7. Lacey says:

    These are amazing, Allison! The Praying Mantis is absolutely fantastic!

  8. ursulag87 says:

    Horray, I’m so happy to another _good_ photographer near my area. (Well, you’re still a bit close to fabulous LA, but oh well you still count.)

    I love the bug shot, and I’m not a huge fan of bugs. Very good photos! These make me want to play with Nikon more…

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