Close up and personal

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Ever since I discovered the macro facility on the point and shoot camera I’ve been a fan of close up photographs. Flowers lend themselves to this art form perfectly.

But since I’ve being using the DSLR camera these shots have not been possible as we don’t have a macro lens. Then last week when we were visiting Fountains Abbey Gav pointed out some wild flowers and asked me to take some close up shots. I of course said I couldn’t and that’s when he pointed out that the kit lens that came with the camera has a macro facility! And I never knew it.

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So I had a go at taking some close up shots.

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I like this last one the best. That hint of purple within the grass. Lovely.

flower-1A work in progress but so glad I now know the option is there.