While I typically love how a macro lens reveals the ‘unseen’ and therefore gravitate toward shots heavy on the detail, I have been wanting to try and capture a completely different ‘feel’ with it lately. A shot that only reveals small areas of detail, yet still shows the form of the subject as only a macro can.

Sometimes, as with life itself, you know when it’s your time to step back a little.

I think, even with a soft touch (or maybe because of it?) true beauty still shines through. At least I hope so! :)

Canon EOS 30D
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
f/2.8 ISO 100
(moderate sharpening only in CS2)

All Products

pink, macro, lily, canon, 30d, eos


  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Angie, an excellent shot, very well done. – Cora

  • Very kind of you to say so…thanks Cora :)

    – AngieBel

  • MJPhoto
    MJPhotoalmost 6 years ago

    Its about time you posted something new :)
    I like it. Nice work

  • I know, I know! And have I ever been given the “c’mon” by a few from the group who shall remain nameless (Steve, Wayne, Nick, Clint….). Hopefully this’ll get them off my back…for a couple of days at least :)
    I’m glad you like it Marcus, thanks!

    – AngieBel

  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersalmost 6 years ago

    This is just brilliant! the perfect focus showing such amazing detail and the way you composed it is sooo spot on, really creative thinking. not to mention the perfect light and exposure you have!
    lordy lord Angie! you’ve taken one very special shot! :)

  • Aww dude…thank you. These are all supremely nice things that you say :) So very very much appreciated!

    – AngieBel

  • Steven Maynard
    Steven Maynardalmost 6 years ago

    Nice work Angie you put a lot of thought into your work and it shows

  • Wow…what a lovely thing to say Steve! Thank you so much :)

    – AngieBel

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chapplealmost 6 years ago

    Lovely gentle soft work. Delicate and just the right amount of lighting.

  • Thanks Steve…soft & gentle is what I was going for. So glad you think I did :)

    – AngieBel

  • Biggzie
    Biggziealmost 6 years ago

    Aw … & named after you …. (Cough …. cough) :)
    Brilliantly done …. nice air of mystery after being drawn in by the front petals ….

    So when are you posting your next photo? . ….. :)

  • Oh…ha ha…very funny :)))
    Thanks for the comment on the pic though…nice of you to say so!
    And I will not be answering any questions as to the e.t.a. of my next pic for 28 days!

    – AngieBel

  • melant1017
    melant1017almost 6 years ago

    Very beautiful :)


  • Thanks so much Antonio!

    – AngieBel

  • Robert Jenner
    Robert Jenneralmost 6 years ago

    Nice Angie… great feel
    Rob :))

  • Thanks for saying so Rob!

    – AngieBel

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyalmost 6 years ago

    hey ………you wanted a dreamy effect……..you got it!
    is that what you were after………..?
    i suspect you were wanting a great dof…….
    am i right?

  • Yes – right on all counts David! I was happy with how this one came out…I just won’t tell you how many shots I discarded :)

    – AngieBel

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyalmost 6 years ago

    well, join the mad crowd ………lol
    anything worth effort costs deletions……
    good honesty.
    i like that….

  • I like your theory David, and it certainly applies to me! But when Michael posted his exquisite waterfall shot “Let’s Hide Here” the other day he told me it was one of only six shots he took that morning! Absolutely incomprehensible to me :)

    – AngieBel

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.