While had previously shared some macro photos of stained glass, flowers and insects that I had made with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM lens, not all of them really show the true potential of this lens.
Although at my level am not yet qualified or skilled enough to get everything out of this lens and macro photography, was still able to make some nice shots like the ones below.
“What on earth am I looking at?” might you ask, well… you’re looking at a chocolate chip cookie! クッキーですよ。本当だ！
An unresized crop out of a section of the original image as captured by the Canon 450D, it shows every minute detail on the cookie’s surface like the chocolate bits, the sometimes even crystalline appearing dough.
Took these using the default f/2.8 aperture, probably would have gotten more of the cookie surface in sharp focus using a smaller aperture, but then it would be more difficult to gauge what the surface is really like.
As all the interesting details would get lost if I only showed the full image resized to default Flickr or thumbnail size opted to crop out these two first images out of the original 4272×2848 pixel size canvas for you to directly see here.
Above image is a resized version of the full image canvas, otherwise unaltered.
Two chocolate chip cookies were devoured after the making of this photoshoot.