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1:1 Early spring macro

I spent the morning after drop off at the arboretum, exploring the park and looking for signs of spring. My 105mm is a tremendous portrait lens, super sharp with great colors and a fairly fast f2.8.  It is also a terrific true macro lens, capable of 1:1 reproductions. Since it is still early in the season, most of the signs of spring are really small. 

Nature is amazing. At 1:1 scale the details on the smallest bud are fascinating, there is so much happening that most of us never take the time to see.  I intend to go back as spring progresses to capture more of it. Click on each image for high resolution.