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    I set out to the backyard again to test the Canon FD 35mm f/2.0 lens and I happened to pass by the hydrangea bush again. I love how you can get very close to things when its mounted on a m4/3 body, I don't actually know exactly how close but its very close. I must say that I like how it renders out of focus areas.

    I had a bit of trouble trying to take this photo because:
    1. It was quite windy the day I took this picture and it made the dried flower head sway all over the place and I got tons of out of focus shots!
    2. I was holding the flower stalk with one hand and the camera with another hand.... how did I focus using a manual focus lens you ask? Well, I set the camera to the closest focusing distance and swayed back and forth until I got the stalk in focus.
    3. The E-P3 body and 35mm FD lens I used equaled to about 700g in weight, which is not very conducive for taking sharp close up photos when held with 1 hand.

    Thinking back, I should have tried to do something about 2 and 3.... lol.

    zandrsmum, camden hackworth, mc_razza, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. zandrsmum 27 months ago | reply

      This is stunning.

    2. Nancy Neupert 27 months ago | reply

      Lovely! What's left of Autumn!
      This photo is Beautiful!!!
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    3. sumanth suresh2011 [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

    4. Keartona 27 months ago | reply

      This photo is Beautiful!!!
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      Flower or Foliage Detail

    5. rsc_escher 26 months ago | reply

      Just beautiful! Love the color and the bokeh

    6. ViTaRu 26 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    7. Caitlin Boyce Art 26 months ago | reply

      this is by far my favorite photo of a hydrangea....ever. I have a bunch dried in my studio and have never been able to get a shot like this. well done.
      would you mind if i posted it to my blog giving you full credit? I want to share this!!!
      here's my blog.

    8. Benson Kua 26 months ago | reply

      @Caitlin: Yes, please feel free to post it on your blog.

    9. Gretchen F 18 months ago | reply

      Wow!!! So beautiful!!!

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