Today my favorite flower will be the humble Kalanchoe blooming on our windowsill. It's my favorite because it's the only one in full bloom for today's theme.
I am thrilled with the opportunity to test out a macro lens on these TINY little blossoms that in real life are about the size of a pencil eraser.
I lucked out that this little plant is in full bloom with a bunch of different stages of blossoming going on. It is covered in tiny flowers and buds and luscious green foliage. First I take a couple of regular macro shots and am surprised that they call this 1:1 magnification. To give you a gauge, the actual size is about the size of the tiny bud in the middle (probably smaller).
Next I decide to push this camera and lens to it's magnification extremes and see where that lies. Extreme Macro-
Now some Extreme Macro Abstracts
This little lens is going to bring me hours of entertainment this year! I am very pleased with the results hand held in available light.
Thank you little Kalanchoe for being such a beautiful and cooperative model!