I am late posting tonight. Have had a busy day, very pleasant weather but have been editing and resizing proofs for my stock project so didnt get much else done. Still a way to go.
I did however set up my studio flash this evening and wanted to try my hand at all these macro type cropped shots that everyone has been coming up with, so this is a dedicationto and inspired by Talj. It was my husband's birthday yesterday and he got these daisies from his sister so I thought I may as well give them a try. I know this has been done 1 million times before but it is my first time :-) and here is my effort.
In response to Carmi's question, I shoot with a Canon 20D and either a Canon 70-300 IS lens or a Tokina 80-400. Nowadays I use mainly the 70-300 IS (without the IS activated as it doesnt function well when you are panning). I also use my Tokina 100 2.8 macro for most of my portraits and studio work. The two shots from yesterday were taken at the long end of the 70-300 and I still had to crop the frames quite a bit so they aren't as sharp as I would like them to be.
Thanks everyone for checking in.
Sorry this is so short and sweet today, will be back tomorrow with more.
Take care everyone, warm up is on the way!!