Thursday, April 9, 2009


I keep asking.



nancy said...

Wow, babe. That is GORGEOUS!!!

Joy Tanner said...

those colors go so well side by side with your claywork! nice bokeh

Alex Solla said...

Thank you Joy! Shooting flowers is one of the joys of this season. I love getting right inside the color. As close as I can get to catch the light and the nuance of the shade. Sometimes I catch it. Sometimes I miss horribly.

Dratski! said...

Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera you use to get such lovely shots?

Alex Solla said...

Sure thing Caroline-
It's a Nikon D80. Not the most amazing camera in the world, but a good one. Definitely a better than avg DSLR. I think the real question is what lens am I using? That's where the difference pops up I think. This is a Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens. It can shoot within inches of the subject and is just an amazing lens. You can control the depth of field to the point of making the backdrop just buttery smooth. Very fun lens!

Alex Solla said...

Oh, another thing: this lens is pretty pricy...about $600 if I remember right.

Funny thing though, my old (ancient) Olympus Camedia 5050-Zoom took some AMAZING macro images. You can find one on ebay for less than $100.

So, cost doesnt make the picture.