Afterward, we spent some time in their conservatory where I was contentedly shooting along until my camera battery died. (Note to self: charge your battery, especially when you only have one.) There were beautiful varieties of orchids and all kinds of exotic flowers that I'd never seen before. I am continually amazed by the detail, diversity, and creativity of God's handiwork. Even the leaves of the plants are intricately designed in so many unique shapes. How glorious must God be when He creates such beauty as this?
When I splurged on a DSLR camera, I chose to invest in a Macro lens rather than a zoom. For years, I'd spent hours in my yard with my old point and shoot trying to take the photos of flowers that I envisioned, only to be frustrated by the quality of the pictures and the inability to get the camera to focus on the close-up shots. I didn't want to have the same frustration with a several hundred dollar camera in my hand, so I bought the Canon 60 mm Macro. As I pour over macro photography books, I know I have a long way to go before mastery. Regardless, this is still a pretty sweet shot.
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Grace and Peace,