This post is brought to you courtesy of my husband, who, in a stupidly generous manner, bought me a new lens for my camera. It’s a 100mm f/2.8 Macro, which means it’s awfully good at doing this sort of thing:
The resolution is amazing: you can zoom right in on the squirrel’s little munching jaws, and still see masses of detail, which is all the more impressive given that I was photographing him from several metres away. Thought the kitchen window. The dirty kitchen window.
I have a worrying feeling, though, that all this really amazing photographic equipment means I’m actually going to have to read the manual at some point. I’ll probably have to learn what an f-stop is. Hold me, blogosphere: things are about to get technical.