15 April 2013

M is for Macro Mondays

Since the start of 2013 I've been participating in the Flickr group Macro Mondays. Every week you are given a theme or topic to photograph, with the proviso that your shots are macros only. I have a Tokina 100mm macro lens which I picked up secondhand on eBay last year, but it only works manually on my camera. This is fine most of the time, since I've read that automatic focusing isn't always that great for macro shots, but it does mean I can't do any self portraits (I like photographing eyes). 

I decided to take part in Macro Mondays mainly because I need practice using the lens and to think outside the box a little when it comes to finding things to photograph. So far that has worked, and I think my shots are improving. I'm even considering a Macro 365 project one day!


~Brandy~ said...

Very cool shots! I've always had an interest in photography, but never gotten into it as much as I wish I had...maybe some day! I'd have to say my fav shot is the one of the doll holding books!

Cheers from Brandy at brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca

Silvia Villalobos said...

Very interesting. Sounds like a challenge upon/or within the Challenge. :)
Nice pictures. I love it when a story is told in words and pictures on a blog post.

Silvia @ Silvia Writes

Rowena said...

Great photos, really artistic and cool. My faves are the cream egg and bathroom ducky with bubbles!

Kristen Dyrr said...

Oh I love this! I don't have time right now, but I'm totally getting in on this when I find a break in my schedule!

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

Stephsco said...

I am sad I didn't get a last Cadbury egg before the Easter candy was gone off the shelves. :( I did eat one this year, but that's like, a dozen not enough.

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