Sunday, September 6, 2009

Weekend Assignment- Major Purchase


The theme of this week's Weekend Assignment, from Outpost Mavarin,
was to photograph your latest Major purchase. My only major purchase recently falls a bit short of the price limit given but it's the only thing I've purchased over $100 in months. I am not an impulse buyer as some of my friends can attest to. I research until I am so confused that I give up, I wait a few days to mull over the options, I go back for a bit more research and then go for the buy, making sure to keep the receipt in case I change my mind. It took me about 3 weeks to decide on a macro lens and even then it took me many minutes to click the complete purchase button. I am thrilled with it and have been using it almost every day. Unfortunately, I couldn't use it to take this picture. But I took this one with it:
You can actually see the grains of pollen! I'm really loving this lens.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Wow. You CAN see every grain. Now I want one, too...

DaviMack said...

I truly love my Sigma, too! Great choice!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Fabulous picture, fabulous lens! I'm jealous! Thanks for participating, and I'll fix that deadline right now. Live by the copy-paste, die by the copy-paste....

Greg said...

You will find that working with a macro lens will open your eyes up to all sorts of new photographic possibilities. Try an extension tube as well and you can get even closer.

Greg

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Oh my goodness! I am jealous! I love that photo! I want a super expensive fantastic camera...but unfortunately there is a big fat line between wanting and needing for me, lol!