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5DMKII + 100mm f/2.8 L, 1/100 at f/2.8, ISO 200


I bought my mum some flowers the other day, so I thought I'd take the opportunity today to use my lovely 100mm macro lens and shoot some abstract flower macros. I haven't used my 100mm very much since I've been traveling and shooting everything with my 16-35mm.


I spritzed the daisy with water drops hand held against the window that was backlit by the sun. I wanted just the tips of the petals and some water drops in focus. Since I was holding the flower I could get a lot more variation in angles in my shots (i'll put up some of my other shots tomorrow), but focus was really tough and my arms got sore... I know, such a whiner :P

  • Extra Medium PRO 4y

    Wow that is sharp! Amazing what those macro lenses can do.
  • timbaxter26 4y

    Beautiful !Have to try this.
  • mrraynichols PRO 4y

    Very nice. I'm a Nikon guy, but the 105 f/2.8 macro is far and away my fave lens. Thanks for the inspiration to spend more time with it!
  • AZDew PRO 4y

    Thanks for the ideas.
  • Eugene 4y

    It reminded me of when I'm hand holding flower shots to do macros just like you did. And yes, my arms got sore too. The droplets are so nice here, <3 it.
  • E Schumann Foto 4y

    Wowza. Awesome work Lisa, I love the water droplets!
  • Hsin Liu 4y

    beautiful focus!!
  • Eloy Ricárdez Luna 4y

    Wonderful Macro Lisa, a great great work !!
  • lucienphoto 4y

    Nicely composed. Backlighting is wonderful, especially for macros.
  • tacoma02 4y

    Nice work
  • Wayne Berry PRO 4y

    Great work Lisa.
  • Dene' Miles 4y

    This is beautiful Lisa.. Love the dof and details! :)
  • Dave Hochanadel 4y

    Really nice macro shot! Spritzing it with water was a nice touch and really helps the overall image.
  • authalic 4y

    I had already decided that this would be my next lens. You are making me want it even more now. :)
  • Geza (aka Wilsing) PRO 4y

    Just watched your video re TWIT:-)

    I think the sore arms were worth it. Love this shot.
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Taken on February 20, 2011
  • EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 100.0 mm
  • 1/100
  • 800
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