This week I have again joined up with fellow pet photographers to concentrate on a chosen theme!  This week we are fixing our  lens focal length either by using a prime (non zoomy) lens or fixing our zoom lenses to one length and leaving them there.  I’m not much of a prime user – especially outside where pups are moving all over the place.  I zoom in and out all the time with either my 24-70 or 70-200 lenses.  Well this week, any zooming I was doing was with my feet!  I added the additional challenge of shooting at high noon; this is a yucky time to shoot with such contrasty light but the opportunity struck.  So off to Pt. Isabel Dog Park we went with my 105 micro lens.  This lens is primarily for close-up work, but I like it for portrait work too.  And this lens really gets me moving!  I started far from Jack and Julie and gradually got closer and closer until I almost stepped on a surprised tiny critter!

JJ Pt Isabel 6 Project 52   Fixed Focal Length

JJ Pt Isabel 3 Project 52   Fixed Focal Length

JJ Pt Isabel 2 Project 52   Fixed Focal Length

JJ Pt Isabel 5 Project 52   Fixed Focal Length

JJ Pt Isabel 4 Project 52   Fixed Focal Length

JJ Pt Isabel Project 52   Fixed Focal Length

That little gopher was as surprised to see my lens in his cute face as I was to see him!

Don’t forget, this is a blog circle, so to see how other pet photographers zoomed with their feet, click on the links at the bottom of each blog post until you end up back here — starting with Nashville Dog Photography by Sweet Silver Photo.

4 Responses to “Project 52 – Fixed Focal Length”

  1. Darci says:

    That first picture should be printed and framed, it’s beautiful. How neat to capture the gopher coming out of his hole. My luck….that would never happen to me.

  2. Nicole says:

    I love how focused the image subjects are and how soft the backgrounds are. Excellent images and beautiful models!

  3. Sue Collura says:

    Now I want to play with my macro for distance shots! Beautiful soft backdrops. And I love the little surprised gopher (?)

    • barbarabs says:

      Thanks Sue. I have had that lens almost 10 years and it got very little use until our ‘try something new’ project 52 a few months ago. I fell in love with it for both close up pet work and some regular portrait work. Who would have thought???

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