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Macro magic

Macro magic

I do love my macro lens. Not only does it offer a whole new way of looking at things
but it's very useful for getting a daily pic when other opportunities don't arise.
Went clothes shopping today. Although I love fashion since taking up photography I
have been more inclined to spend money on gear than clothes. But every so often I
get the urge to indulge in a bit of retail therapy outside of a camera store.
TK Maxx, as the ad goes, is one of my favourite places to shop. I could, and often do,
spend hours there, rummaging through the clothes and shoes, trying on hats and
sunglasses that I don't intend buying, looking at glossy cookery and gardening books,
examining mugs and plates, feeling the soft towels. It allows me to indulge my
love of fashion and bargain hunting at the same time.

Nikon D90
1/50s f/5.0 at 50.0mm iso200 full exif

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Fay Stout27-Mar-2010 21:32
I think my car could take me directly to TJ Maxx even if my eyes were closed. Didn't know you had them over there. Lovely soft macro...
Nora van Beek23-Mar-2010 00:38
Love this macro shot and can really relate to your narrative. I know my wardrobe has suffered because I'd rather spend the money on new gear. ~V~
Carol Breton20-Mar-2010 16:49
Oh, Yes! This is a beautiful macro image Mairead! Love this! ~
Neal Nye20-Mar-2010 11:26
A wonderful macro image. It's my favorite kind of photography too!
Blandine Mangin20-Mar-2010 11:24
beautiful macro ! v
Silvia Roitman20-Mar-2010 08:06
heather20-Mar-2010 07:19
Wonderful close up Mairead!
lou_rozensteins20-Mar-2010 04:16
Nothing like a retail splurge to overcome depressive periods ..... I must admit mine is mostly in camera stores, but sometimes secondhand has some appeal. More room to make mistakes there .... lol! Anyway it's a great shot of a fascinating anti-depressive gem! Well done.
Ulla Inkeri Huhta20-Mar-2010 02:44
I love my macrolens. Can hardly wait for the summer and bug- and plantphotography!
maggie_falconi20-Mar-2010 02:17
OH, a great macro Mairead., so delicate and soft!! V
LynnH20-Mar-2010 01:59
I like a good bargain and don't mind the hunt if I have the time. Laughing at your narrative because my husband always accuses me of 'touching everything' in the store when I shop. I do like to read the books, touch the towels, check the softness of lingerie, smell the perfumes. A true gatherer. Beautiful macro with great details and color. V
Sheila19-Mar-2010 23:10
This is an original shot! Well done. My macro lens is my favourite, too.
Valene19-Mar-2010 22:40
Beautiful macro! V
lisamidi19-Mar-2010 22:32
Lovely macro, Mairead.
Me too, I spend less money on clothes since photography has become my passion :-)
Phillip Normanton19-Mar-2010 22:24
A miniature treasure trove :o)
Stephanie19-Mar-2010 21:59
My friend and I experienced retail therapy in Ohio last month. It's fun, isn't it???
Love this delicate macro of the pearl button!
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