Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tulips


One advantage of the unseasonably cool weather in New York is that the tulips are sticking around longer than usual. I like them up close and very personal.

Here are a few in the neighborhood taken with a 50mm lens on normal and on backwards to turn it into a macro lens. I was really excited to discover the macro option until a friend at work informed me you can buy adapters for it and he had in fact built his own. I'm never on the front end of the curve.
 





9 comments:

  1. Tulips are my absolute favorite flower. They are so pretty, and it always means the weather is going to get better. I love all of the pics you took.



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  2. Gorgeous photos!

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  3. Robin @ Happily Home, AfterApril 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Ditto tulips being a fav flower. The saturated colors in these photos are stunning and I love macro photography, especially with flowers, allowing just the essence to be captured. All your photos are lovely but that first pic is a stand out. And I didn't know about the macro trick, in fact I've been hinting that I want a macro lens. I'll be a happy girl if that trick works for me ... thanks for sharing ... you're always such a great source for ideas and info.

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    1. Samantha BaldwinApril 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      Thanks much. It takes a steady hand. A tripod would have been better than squatting over somebody's flowerbed in heels but you do what you can.

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