Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pancake Pretties


I'm sorry to disappoint any foodies who thought I was going to show photos of my breakfast. I finally had the opportunity to do some dedicated shooting with my new 40mm "pancake" lens. I was very pleased with the results. If you missed my first post about the lens, you can see why it's called a pancake lens HERE.

You probably won't see names to go along with a lot of my flower photos. Unlike wildlife, I don't get too concerned with actually finding out what they are. I see pretty, I shoot pretty. Simplistic, I know. And since I don't want to show all the pretty at once, I'll be sharing more photos in future posts.

1/1250 sec. f/3.5 ISO 100


1/320 sec. f/8 ISO 100


25 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful images, that's a great lens you have.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous blooms. ( :

Terri said...

Awesome shots Brian!

Amy Burzese said...

Pretty! I bet that is a much lighter load than you are used to carrying.

Debbie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, you photograph everything so beautifully!!

and purple, for me, i know it crossed your mind ;)

TexWisGirl said...

'i see pretty, i shoot pretty.' :) you did well.

Adrienne said...

People see me at the pond with my camera and start asking me all sorts of questions about what I'm shooting - animal, vegetable, mineral...I never know!?! Something catches my eye, I shoot it - simple as that! LOVE the purple - it's got attitude. And the vibrant orange? Sass.

Tricia Hays said...

Fantabulous pretties! LOVE purple & green!
I don't concern myself with what they all are, either... i like that, 'i see pretty, i shoot pretty' =)

Karen said...

Oh, liking how that lens works! Gorgeous shots!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Very pretty! I think the first flower is allium. Just in case you wondered just a teeny bit. I'm still pining for a dedicated macro lens, so the pancake lens will have to wait in line. :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous what a delight!

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely shots Brian...

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and beautiful photos, Brian! Congrats on your new lens.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful blooms!

Faye said...

Well, unlike birds could be a real plant smartypants and tell you what they are. But why bother? Pretty is as pretty shoots! And these luminous colors just make us happy.

Harley Wilde said...

The two photos are amazing but you must of took it with macro or super macro and on the first one I like the green stem leading up to the head and know the last one. I really like this one because the bright orange and the most best think is the tips of the orange flower. That was a proper amazing post.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Fabulous photos! I love alliums.

Kerri said...

I Love them .... and I just call them "Beautiful" - Great shots!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, those are incredible images! love the colors! have a great weekend :)

Leenie said...

Now I want a pancake lens!

Ida said...

Pretty doesn't begin to describe these. Gorgeous is more appropriate. Your lens is amazing. I believe the 1st is Allium and the latter what I've heard called an Old Fashioned Marigold.

MTWaggin said...

I have that same first flower just starting to bloom in my garden. These are really nice! The pancake lens does nice work! Fun to play isn't it!

Genie Robinson said...

I like shooting pretty. Seldom do I know the names. These are wonderful, and the pancake one is gorgeous (I love purple). Birds, trains, and flowers makes me think of the movie Trains, Planes, and Automobiles. It is so funny. genie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You are really branching out . these photos and the train above...wonderful! (Not at all disappointed, but definitely curious when I saw the title..never heard of a pancake lens, as you won't be surprised to hear!)

Liz said...

Stunning images, Brian!!