Not a macro

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With a max reproduction ratio of 1:5.6, my 28-70mm is far from a macro lens, but it's still
pretty good at close-ups. I found these right outside my front door.

This guy's working on becoming a flower.

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This guy's already made it.

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I think I'll try the same pair with my 60mm micro tomorrow.
 
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would definitely love to see these as a series as they mature....keep us posted...

cheers!
 
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Hi, Leigh & Gordon! I'm not a very patient person, and fortunately, didn't need to be to document the stages of growth of this flower. I re-visited their home, which is 2 steps outside my front door, but this time, used the Nikon 60/2.8 micro.

Here's a newly awakened bud, reaching for the sun.

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Just a few inches away, I found its older sibling, 2 days farther down the path to becoming a flower.

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Here's a young and a mature specimen, side by side.

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And a glimpse into the wonder of the core.

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Thanks, Anand and Gordon! That's the only one of the 4 that's going to make it into my Favorites Gallery.

The challenging part of this was the location of the flowers precluded the use of a tripod, so these were
hand held. I just got lucky with #1 8).
 
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I agree with you guys, all of them are nice shots, but #1 is my favorite! Thanks for keeping up w/the series!
 
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Thanks, Mac. Once I learn to use The Beast, it should be a good lens. It sure is big, though :shock:.
I think I'd like it better if it had a tripod ring :lol:.
 

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