Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Good News and the Bad News.....

We'll start with the bad news. I broke my Nikkor 55-200mm lens. Totally sucked! I had it on my camera and set it somewhere in the garage (stupid, I know). The next thing I knew, it was on the ground. But I didn't even notice until a day or two later that the lens was completely cracked in half. Thankfully, it was only my lens that broke and not my camera.

The good news? I have been wanting a macro lens for a long time now. My husband knew how distraught I was when my lens I begged and pleaded with him to let me get a new lens. It really only helps the matter that I have been getting paid better lately while filling in for a friend on maternity leave at work (and have almost completely paid our credit cards off). So I opted to buy a macro lens and decided I will replace my zoom lens another time. After much deliberation, and just in time for Spring flowers, I bought the Tamron 90mm macro lens

So what do you do when you first get a shiny new macro lens? You get some flowers and water drops, of course! I should thank my parents incompetent real estate agent for the beautiful Cyclamens. She sent them as an apology for nothing going right during the sale of their house. My parents could have cared less that they came, but I was thankful. They came the same day my lens arrived! :o)

Since I love me some water drops, I am calling this last shot my Best Shot.

For more Best Shot Monday images, head over to Tracey's.


HipMomma April 26, 2009 at 8:25 PM  

B-U-tiful! Wow, can't wait to see what else comes out of that lens.

Kimberly April 27, 2009 at 2:24 AM  

WOW! I'd love to have a copy of those photos!!! Stunning.

Simply Sara April 27, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

Completely gorgeous!

tracey clark April 27, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

these are stunning!

Stacy April 27, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

So beautiful! What fun to get to play with a new lens, but sorry to hear about the broken one. Would it be covered under your homeowners insurance? (you never know until you check, right??)

Megan April 27, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

love that second one, especially. what a treat to have a new lens! can't wait to see more...:)

Heather April 27, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

I'm so glad you broke your lens! ;-) Amazing shots!

Amy Jo April 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

Oh yum! I am dying for a macro lens, and I've been pretty happy with Tamron glass. Mother's day is just around the corner, right?

So, so beautiful!

Christina April 27, 2009 at 11:08 PM  

Ooooh, ouch - that does hurt to lose a lens...but it looks like you ended up coming out ahead! You know I'm crazy jealous, right? LOL I'll live through you, Joanna. :) Wow, these are soooo lovely. What awesome timing for the flowers, too. Is the lens everything you'd hoped?

Hayley April 27, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

Lucky lucky you!!! I don't have time to say too much, I'm going to edit my birthday wish list! Incredible photos!

carrie April 28, 2009 at 12:07 AM  

Now...I don't think I can stand not having a macro! Those are just freaking amazing Joanna! Wow...really. Just stunning.

Cara April 28, 2009 at 2:09 AM  

Awesomely amazing macros. So sorry about your zoom lens.

iMother2.0 April 28, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

ahhh for the love of macros...I've been trying to tell myself that I'm not into flowers, bugs and all things small...that I have no use for a macro.
Then YOU come along and do THIS! Gorgeous shots!
Sorry about your zoom, but congrats on more hours and paying off your CC's! That's huge, too!

Life in Eden April 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

NICE! I'd love to splurge on a macro, but I just splurged on my DSLR. Sigh - someday.

Jen April 29, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

Beautiful shots Joanna! It is so fun to get a new lens!! Sorry about the zoom lens though. That really stinks. I have a raindrop thing too so I love that last one especially.

Maggie April 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

RIP your 55-200 lens, that's a bummer. But it was almost totally worth it considering these amazing shots you got -- WOW!

Jaimee May 4, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

OH WOW!!! These are AWESOME!!! My next lens will most likely be the 80mm 1.4 - especially after seeing these - WOW!

Jaimee May 4, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

Oh, and that last one would make an AWESOME desktop background!

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