This is the first photo with my beautiful new lens. I am learning that a fixed lens has much better optics! I invested in a portrait lens (85mm) since my great love is portraiture. It creates that wonderful shallow depth of field where the subject is in focus and the background blurs. I look forward to sharing more of my adventures with this guy.
love your pictures, as always (yesterday, the persimmons one made me go wowzers).
Star lilys are as beautiful closed as they are open.
Herein lies yet another lesson taught by a flower.
Congratulations on the lens, it is a perfect choice for a portratist.
i love this star lily picture. i had these floweres at my wedding and just love them. i’ve never seen them in this perspective. i love it!
Awesome lens. I must have one.
Incredible as always. Thank you for all your valuable postings.
so lovely….I look forward to seeing more beautiful images captured through your artistic eye and your great new lens.
its an amazing close up!
Yes Iloved the persmimmons too…
I bought nailpolish this color yesterday because of this photo–
Interesting that you chose a pink and green flower–they are the colors for the heart chakra. 🙂
I’ve been using Canon AF gear for about 8 years now and the 85 has been a constant in my lens collection. While it’s a great portrait and general subject lens, it doesn’t focus particularly close. Not a huge problem for a giant bloom like a stargazer, but it leaves me wanting a 250D for anything smaller. Make sure (if you haven’t already) you invest in the hood. That big front element can collect lots of contrast-robbing stray light.