Project 365 Day 50 – The Raspberry Sisters

One Night Only!

When I started Project 365 I had a vision of finding ‘things overlooked’ and photographing them. And I knew I wanted to photograph things close up.

The problem was that I didn’t have a close-up lens.

A couple of days ago I bought some close-up filters and I’m using those. I knew raspberries looked or perhaps felt like they were covered in little hairs – now I know they are covered in them.

Raspberries Close Up

25 comments

  1. Ruth Seba · February 19, 2012

    WOW! I want a close up lens now & a big bowl of raspberries! Bring on the summer fruit season.

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    • David Bennett · February 19, 2012

      Waitrose superstore in Edinburgh has raspberries – that’s where these came from πŸ™‚

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  2. coolfeline · February 19, 2012

    I’m sure The Raspberry Sisters will become a huge success! Love the photo.

    What filters did you use?

    I have a 50mm prime lens, but no macro… I’d love to have though..

    Raspberries are a little hairy πŸ™‚ …I think they have little bones in them too..

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    • David Bennett · February 19, 2012

      I bought the close-up filters as a set. It says Close Up No.1, Close Up No.2, and Close Up No.4 on the filters.

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  3. Claire · February 19, 2012

    Fabulous, what an interesting shot. They look delicious x

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  4. originalapplejunkie · February 19, 2012

    I’m not that big a fan of raspberries..specially in smoothies..but this picture is REALLY COOL!

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    • David Bennett · February 19, 2012

      Yes, I prefer strawberries – and blackberries – but the sisters were crooning to be taken out for a spin πŸ˜‰

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  5. Amanda Cottingham · February 19, 2012

    Oh that is cool. My camera would never pick that up so well…you are going to have great fun experimenting!

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  6. passaggia · February 19, 2012

    This picture makes me want a better camera real bad πŸ™‚

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    • David Bennett · February 19, 2012

      What camera have you got – and anyway, your photos are good – some lovely shots πŸ˜‰

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      • passaggia · February 19, 2012

        It’s a Sony Cyber-shot – it was on sale, when I bought it. But it frequently makes blurry pictures and all I can do with it is to choose the subject and hope it won’t turn out too bad. I would love to make close ups, but it doesn’t even realise a macro shot :/

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        • David Bennett · February 19, 2012

          I sympathise. 😦

          You still make nice shots πŸ˜‰

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  7. Paula Fazekas · February 19, 2012

    Amazing picture!

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  8. Fiona Cambouropoulos · February 19, 2012

    Love those raspberries! That new lens is worth every penny

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  9. bluebirdsunshine · February 20, 2012

    That’s beautiful detail you’ve captured. I think it’s dangerous that I know about these filters now though.

    I’ve got a small macro addiction in me just waiting to come out and until now the only thing that’s kept it suppressed is the lack of a macro lens πŸ˜‰

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    • David Bennett · February 20, 2012

      I love the way there is a whole new macro world waiting πŸ˜‰

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  10. Nae's Nest · February 20, 2012

    Imagine how hairy a peach much be! lol Clever, I love the photos

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    • David Bennett · February 20, 2012

      Good idea! Peaches are now on the photography menu.

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      • Nae's Nest · February 20, 2012

        Better load up on the shaving cream. haha

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        • David Bennett · February 20, 2012

          That would be a first – I’ve never shaved a peach. I might do that to see how it works.

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  11. Mum2Four · February 20, 2012

    What an amazing picture!

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  12. holdlifestill365 · February 21, 2012

    great idea, i will try to look for things that are overlooked to photograph!

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  13. The Boy and Me (@TheBoyandMe) · February 26, 2012

    Those photos are gorgeous, the raspberries look so sumptuous and succulent. I’d love to have lenses like this.

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    • David Bennett · February 26, 2012

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      (I shot it with a Panasonic GF1 with a 20mm lens and some close-up filters on the lens.)

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