Spring

It’s slowly looking more and more like spring here in Calgary; the grass is starting to green up, and buds are beginning to appear on the trees. After such a long, cold, and snowy winter, it’s extremely relieving to see the weather finally starting to change. In the spirit of spring, I’ve decided to post a floral macro today. This was shot with my X100 in ‘macro mode’ which effectively decreases the minimum focus distance to enable close up shots. While it’s definitely not as impressive as a specialized macro lens, it’s not too bad for a small handheld.

Fujifilm Finepix X100, Fujinon 23mm f/2.0, 23mm, F 2.0, ISO 400, 1/210 sec

Rich Williams - May 17, 2011 - 7:14 am

Holy crap this is awesome!!! The colors, focus, light and DOF all work. I’m really picky about flower shots, but this is a true standout.

Scott - May 17, 2011 - 7:16 am

Beautiful. enough said

Scott Ackerman - May 17, 2011 - 7:23 am

Nice! Really enjoying the shots from your new camera!

Chris Frailey - May 17, 2011 - 7:26 am

Wow, nice color pop and dof. The little hand held is holding its own.

Richard (oldhickory49) - May 17, 2011 - 7:32 am

Gorgeous!

Chris Nitz - May 17, 2011 - 7:32 am

Man, I am getting so envious of this new camera of yours. It is amazing at the stuff you’re snagging with it. This is a great macro shot.

Jesse Pafundi - May 17, 2011 - 8:06 am

What you need to do is contact Fujifilm and ask to be an ambassador for this camera. You are totally rocking the crap out of it. Another killer shot!

Brian Furbush - May 17, 2011 - 8:06 am

Nice! Makes me happy with the deluge of rain that’s been stuck over NYC the past few days!

Ashley Beolens - May 17, 2011 - 8:23 am

That is an excellent image from a compact, well done, almost looks like a lensbaby was involved somewhere.

A.Barlow - May 17, 2011 - 8:45 am

Dude… that’s crazy good for just a handheld camera. Really nice shot, never would have guessed it!

Jim Nix - May 17, 2011 - 9:47 am

nicely done Heath!

Mark Garbowski - May 17, 2011 - 10:57 am

This is great. I too have been impressed with the “macro” mode capabilities of some pocket size cameras.

Hector Garza - May 17, 2011 - 11:24 am

I love the silky feeling you achieved. Looks fantastic!

Kristi Hines - May 17, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Not bad at all. It’s pretty amazing the shots you can get with a simple camera once you know how to use it right! 🙂

Jim Denham - May 17, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Beauty image Heath! Love the soft look!

Hansrico - May 17, 2011 - 5:41 pm

That’s a really nice macro! That X100 may have to be my next camera. Amazing DOF from this shot and really nice considering it was handheld.

Adam Olson - May 17, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Well done Heath! Love the DOF and the vibrant yellow. Very nice!

Jay Taylor (aka Sirfishalot) - May 17, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Very nice capture Heath. Output from the new cam looking good, congrats.

John Manuel - May 18, 2011 - 10:00 am

Nice Heath – I like the DOF here.

Dave DiCello - May 19, 2011 - 7:50 am

This is just outstanding, love the details here, awesome POV!

murphyz - May 19, 2011 - 8:17 am

Another great image from this camera; like Chris I’m starting to become envious. Nicely done.