Taken: July 2, 2011
My new macro lens arrived! I wanted something that will challenge me to pick up my camera again and learn something new, while still having the flexibility to use it as a portrait lens which is primarily what I use my gear for. I bought the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro and I love it as a portrait lens (see July 4th photos with the kids here), and I have a ton to learn about macro photography. Here are some of the first photos I took. Amazing contrast and color (I barely edited these at all), as well as very creamy bokeh. Love it!
Things I need to work on with macro: steady hand, focus, composition, lighting