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Jennifer Wise's picture

Blue Eyed Daisy

On my daily walk, I came across a daisy I've never seen - one with blue disc flowers. The colors just amazed me.

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Chris Jablonski's picture

Wow! Those colours ARE amazing, Jennifer. Nicely captured. Beautiful in its simplicity.

Jennifer Wise's picture

Thank you, Chris. I'm thinking a closer crop might be nice as well because there's a little green insect in the lower left corner of the center. I appreciate your comment!

Chris Jablonski's picture

Good point, Jennifer! I missed it. As you suggest, though, the closer crop could be additional, as this image is nicely framed.

darin gabbert's picture

Beautiful shot!

Jennifer Wise's picture

Thank you, Darin!

Robert Tran's picture

The bug, blue, and blank canvas from the white petals would be really cool as Chris Jablonski said, but you may lose too much resolution.

Based on your portfolio, it seems like you see more than your lens(es) can capture. If you take a lot of detail shots on walks, it may be worth getting a macro lens. You clearly have the "eye" for details and having the right tools would bring out your natural talent that much more.

darin gabbert's picture

I would second Robert's thoughts here. There is such a huge difference in resolution between a standard lens and one that can get in close. This is a beautiful picture, regardless, but a macro lens could bring those small elements up to the front.

Jennifer Wise's picture

Testimony of 2! I appreciate it, Darin. I asked Robert above and ask you as well ... any recommendations on starting a search for a macro lens? I use a Canon 90D at this point and have a medium budget. THANK YOU for your time!

Jennifer Wise's picture

Thank you, Robert. I have been studying photography for the past 2 years; so ANY advice is craved. Any recommendations on starting a search for a macro lens? I use a Canon 90D at this point and have a medium budget.Thank you ahead of time for any suggestions!

darin gabbert's picture

I would suggest renting a lens before you buy. There are several good rental houses in the country who can ship a lens to you. Try it out and see if you even have the desire. Fstoppers certainly has articles that cover how to shoot macro, as well as, reviews of specific lenses for macro.

Jennifer Wise's picture

Thank you, Darin! Added the idea of renting to my notebook. I checked in the area, and there are local places that do just that.

Robert Tran's picture

Darin covered most of the bases and the only piece I can add is checking out YouTube for situational reviews and use-cases. A lot of third party manufacturers may be solid options if you are looking to save a bit of money.

Unfortunately, I do not have one specific make / model that I can recommend since I shoot mostly fine-art, landscape, and portraits. Sorry I'm not much help here.

Jennifer Wise's picture

Thank you, Robert! I appreciate you taking the time to reply.