Cape Daisy Macro 2011
This Cape Daisy was given to my wife 6 years ago as a Motherday gift by the owners of a restaurant we were visiting in Javea on the Costa Blanca.It is now a huge bush in our back garden with dozens of flowers on it. It´s a great little plant for bringing some colour to the garden at this normally drab time of the year.The colours are so rich and attractive you can see why the bees love it. It flowers most of the year, here in the mediterranean, except deep winter and it´s great for practicising your Macro shot´s on!
I shot this with my Canon 50D and Canon 60mm 2.8 Macro Lens. I did´nt use a Tripod as i normally would have done, because i wanted to practice my handheld macro photography. I gave this image an unusual crop and Depth- of-field because there are so many images of Cape Daisies out there on the web.
The canon 60mm macro is one of my most favoured lenses the Ultra Sonic Motor is silent in AF mode,really handy for doing close-ups of insects. It lends itself well too, for non macro and closeup photography, i recently bought a 50mm prime lens but have found the 60mm does the job just as well,i highly recommend this lens to any Canon users that don´t already own one.
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