Saturday, September 6, 2008

Macro photography

Since I'm planning on getting a new compact digital camera (I'm seriously thinking of the Olympus Stylus 1010 in blue), I'm particularly interested in those with macro capabilities. My Sigma 28-135mm macro lens is wonderful, but it only has macro capability at the 135 focal length. I like the dedicated macro capability of the Sigma Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-50mm lens, but it costs a pretty penny, so I have to save up for it.

Anyhow, Georgia has been a little shutterbug since she got her Canon A470 a few months ago (just as I knew she'd be!) and has been producing some very lovely macro photography. Check out the flower images she captured. I love not only that she got such close up photos, but also that she composed them in such a unique and interesting way. The colors are so vivid that they pop.

The green caterpillar was shot by her brother Nate's recent lady friend, whose name I have forgotten at the moment. It's a truly stunning image, and I'm sooooo jealous! She also has quite the eye for photography.

Well, I can't wait to get my new compact camera so I can start playing with the Macro and Super Macro modes. And yes, I'll definitely be outside this weekend taking tons of flower and bug pictures with my Sigma-enhanced Alpha....

(Photos courtesy of Georgia)

1 comment:

kat said...

I look forward to seeing your images up in your flickr badge!