This shot was taken with a Lensbaby lens which allows for selective focus. The lens has a high learning curve since it is completely manual – but you can create some interesting photos with it.
I participate in a Flickr group called Macro Mondays and posted this a week or so ago. It’s a Christmas cactus taken with a Lensbaby macro kit at ISO 1000 and 1/125. I used crumpled foil to create the backdrop and bounced a flash. If you are interested in participating in this challenge visit Musin with Susan
I couldn’t believe we had a rose blooming on December 10 when it was 30 degrees outside so I had to bring it in and get a photo of it. This is a Lensbaby macro. I am participating in a 100X challenge on Flickr this year and my “X” is “Photos with the Lensbaby”. This lens has a learning curve in that it is manual focus and you move the lens on a pivot to achieve the desired focus and blur. I used a light tent for this photo with an ISO of 400 at 1/160.