May has turned into the month of macro photography! I've been enjoying experimenting with it, and I still have a handful of macro photo projects on my list, so I expect my macro trend will continue for a little while longer.
I'm still getting the hang of my lens, plus I have limited experience with macro photography in general, so it seems like I'm still at the bottom of the learning curve. However, I know it takes time and practice to improve, and I can tell it's getting a little easier with each sucessive attempt.
I have been struggling to get my images in tack-sharp focus, which is apparant in many of today's photos. Of course, I'm hand holding the camera instead of using my tripod (have I mentioned how much I despise using a tripod?), so that's probably the majority of my problem. I suppose I need to just bite the bullet and start using it instead of complaining about out of focus images, huh?
I really had a lot of fun taking and editng these photos. I just love the bold, bright colors in many of them. I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites for this post, so I went a bit overboard. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
These next two are favorites. I just love the in focus area inside the oil bubbles...
I had to include these next two for my hubby, since orange is his favorite color...
If these images look vaguely familiar to anyone, it might be because I took similar ones a few years ago when I was experimenting with a macro lens I had rented.