Tamron 90mm 2.8
It’s almost as universal of a law as “cat’s love baskets”. That being, give a photographer a macro lens and sooner or later they will shoot flowers until they are blue in the face. It is certainly true for me. 10’s of 1000’s shots and years spent on the activity of doing so and I don’t think I will ever tire of shooting flora. Front lit, side lit, back lit and unlit I have shot flowers from every angle imaginable and will never run out of options or results. There is only one thing more beautiful than a flower and that is a flower viewed through a macro lens. They are an entire galaxy of shapes, textures and colours. I could fill books with all the flower shots I have in my library and one day I may just do that for my own viewing pleasure. This is perhaps one of my favourite flower shots I have ever taken and was one of a pink daisy I had purchased in a bouquet that I couldn’t resist picking up from the grocery store one day. Shooting flowers is like meditation for me as I set up the arrangement, camera, light(s) and tripod. Countless afternoons and evenings have been spent listening to music and petal exploring through the lens and many more will follow before my time is past.