OK last post of flower photos taken with the new 100mm macro lens. Wanted to share this shot of white alyssum growing in my garden. I am a big fan of this small groundcover, it flowers for months and months. Makes a wonderful show on the edge of the border and is a cheerful no fuss plant that adds a lot of value to the garden 🙂
As well as a keen photographer I am also a gardener as well, in fact gardening first started me down the photography path, as I wanted to capture images of the flowers I was growing, and the gardens I was shaping.
Have I said how much I love this lens? Have barely scratched the surface of what it is capable of with these first images. So glad I finally managed to acquire one, now I need to go spend lots more time practicing and experimenting, esp my handholding technique. These shots are sharp because I was lying flat out on the ground, both elbows planted hard in the dirt to give me a good steady base to shoot from.
And finally to give you an idea of the massive amount of zoom this lens is giving, below is a shot taken of my herb garden, of some parsley, chives and some clover *and* more white alyssum – this shows the scale of how you would normally view these flowers, because they are actually quite tiny!
There you have it, one of my favourite flowers in the garden, white alyssum (yes it comes in other colours but white performs the best) up close and very personal!
Which is your favourite garden plant? Or is there something new you would like me to point my macro lens at?