It’s the dead of winter here in Nebraska and these fruits were still hanging on! It was an opportunity to play with a new lens – would love any feedback!

Bellevue, NE, USA (Offutt AFB)

Captured with a Nikon D5000 and an AF-S Micro Nikor 85mm lens (no filters) and no Photoshop.

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cherry, fruit, macro, red

I am an amateur photographer who has lived my entire life in the Midwestern United States – Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and now Nebraska! I work full-time as a Marketing Director (analytical…not creative!) for Oriental Trading Company (a toys and novelty company) and find my camera a great place to ‘just hang’ when I’m not in the office or busy at home.

Enjoy – and feel free to leave a comment!!!

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  • Graham Southall
    Graham Southallover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Mary! beautiful:)))))

  • Graham – thanks for the visit!

    – MaryLynn

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawover 3 years ago

    Very nice shot!:)

  • Thanks again for stopping by!

    – MaryLynn

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Great close up,

  • Thanks Byron…this will be a fun lens to play with! Waiting for spring…. :)

    – MaryLynn

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

  • Pamela – thanks for the feature. It was my first day with my new macro lens – I’m just waiting for spring for more fun! Cheers!

    – MaryLynn

  • windywoos
    windywoosover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, well deserved a fantastic photo.

  • Sara – thanks! I appreciate the visit!

    – MaryLynn

  • Andrew Leighton
    Andrew Leightonover 3 years ago

    Very nice shot indeed. The new lens is obviously working well! (And so is the photographer behind it!)

  • Ah…what a fine compliment – thanks so much!!

    – MaryLynn

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

  • :)

    – MaryLynn

  • dansLesprit
    dansLespritover 3 years ago

    I like the title :) & the nice contrast of the bright red focus point and thendull grey blurred background.

  • Thanks for your detailed commentary – I really appreciate it! :)

    – MaryLynn

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

  • : )

    – MaryLynn

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineabout 3 years ago

  • Mary – I’d taken the summer off from the Bubble and what a surprise to see this! Thanks so much – I’m anxious to be ‘back’ on the Bubble again!!

    – MaryLynn

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