I’ve been out of commission all winter and spring as a result of an ankle replacement; however in early April I got a new macro lens and hobbled out to use it. The first shot is of tiny blossoms on the cherry tree in my front garden. I shot in the evening light using a tripod. I used my Nikon D-700 with a Sigma 105mm nacro lens, ISO was 200, f/5.0. S 1/160. The lens is fast, captures light well and I am pleased with it.
The top photos are of clematis blossoms, taken at mid-day in a shady spot near my house. The plant climbs a white-washed wall which provided a nice backdrop. Again, I used my D=700 with the new macro lens. I shot at ISO100, 105mm, f/5.3, S 1/100 with a tripod.
The nice thing about all these photos is that I could work close to home. Also, working macro, I found I needed nothing in the way of post-production. The camera had done all the clipping. Its really wonderful to be back to taking pictures.