Tamron 90mm 2.8
I have not looked at the world around me in the same way ever since I purchased a macro lens in 2004. From the moment that I looked at the amazing world of details that it was able to provide, I shot every regular every day item I could point the camera at. I shot flowers, beer caps, pens, ice, bricks, dirt, grass, bugs, water, carpet, wood, glass, food and on and on and on. I couldn’t believe how marvelous the most mundane object could appear. This photo is one of my favourite examples of this. When this photo was taken, my macro lens had almost never left my camera for an entire year. I was in the habit of looking closely at everything around me and when I was filling up an old green plastic flower vase with water, I spotted the tiny air bubbles forming on the inside of the water filled plastic container. Every movement of the vase caused groups of bubbles to release from the side and float to the top, so I carefully and quickly set it on the kitchen table and grabbed the tripod that was permanently always setup and ready to go. After a few minutes of looking through the angle finder magnifier on the camera, I was able to pull sharp focus of the flower stem inside almost all of the bubbles. The focus point was razor thin and the slightest move forward of backward would shift the focus completely off. The largest bubble in this picture is a little smaller than the head of a pin.