Well, folks... I've fallen in love again. I am giddy about my new 100mm macro lens. It is SO fabulous!
My flower photos finally look how I've always wanted them to look.
These pink flowers below are in the corner of my yard, and they are TINY. I have always thought they were pretty, and I've tried and tried to photograph them over the years with multiple cameras and lenses, all to no avail. I had literally NEVER gotten a decent shot with these in focus until now. It was such a delight to line up my center auto focus point with this bloom and see it come into perfect focus through my viewfinder the very first time I tried! These are the kinds of things that thrill a photographer. Don't judge. ;)
This rabbit shot is another first. I see tons of these little guys when I walk in my neighborhood in the evenings--I once saw 12 of them in one mile-long walk. I frequently try to take photos, but I can never get close enough since they always hop away when they see me. No more! The 100mm focal length helped me get my first ever (decent) rabbit shot. :)
Here's another one I could never have gotten with another lens. I love this delicate little bloom.
Oh, the beautiful bokeh! I will never tire of this.