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New to gardening, I planted 3 lilac plants this spring. Two of them are in bloom for the second time giving me hope for my otherwise ‘brown’ thumb. This is my first try with a new camera and new 85mm macro lens and it’s so much better than those filters or extension tubes!

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor 85mm Micro
ISO: 400
Mode: Manual shot in RAW
1/60 sec. @ f10

Oh, how I wish I had more time for this obsession! After working all day at a desk, photography provides an anchor in this crazy life, keeps me sane, and keeps me happy. Everyone should look through a viewfinder to really see their world; to capture the moments, the feelings, and the memories.

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  • marens
    marensover 3 years ago

    fantastic capture Helene!!!

  • Thank you! Have to admit, I am having fun with my new macro lens!

    – PhotoKismet

  • shotomanrob
    shotomanrobover 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant image Helene.. Fabulous clarity and dof.. well done :)

  • Greatly appreicate your kind remarks!

    – PhotoKismet

  • Lisa Knechtel
    Lisa Knechtelover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture. I have taken hundreds of pictures of lilacs and like none as much as this one. Don’t look for them on my profile as I haven’t posted them :)

  • Thank you so much – love lilacs, the way they look and even more, their wonderful scent!

    – PhotoKismet

  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettover 3 years ago


  • labaker
    labakerover 3 years ago

    stunning image Helene…..

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    lovely . . .

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 3 years ago

    stunning micro

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