This week we are posting close up/macro photos. This is probably my favorite type of photography. I am always amazed by the little surprises in the photos once they are on the computer – things you don’t see when you take the picture. About a year ago, I invested in a “super” macro lens which brings things even closer. The picture below was taken with that lens and is the center of a poinsettia.
Although you get amazing detail – the lens has a huge learning curve.
The next 2 photos were taken with the traditional macro lens. I loves the detail and colors of the caterpillar and you can also see why pinecones hurt when you step on them.
I have always been a “backyard” photographer but even more now than ever. These photos were taken at or near my home in 2020.
The first one was taken in March. Our neighbor’s son had a wedding planned in March but it had to be altered. They ended up having a very small ceremony in their yard. We live one door down so we were able to go out on the deck and cheer them on. I also pulled out my long lens and played paparazzi. (I didn’t include pictures of the happy couple because I did not ask permission to post).
On a walk one morning I decided to snap this photo of a rose trying to “escape” it’s back yard.
We are also lucky to have lots of birds, bugs and other critters to keep us entertained.
For this week’s challenge, we are invited by Ana – https://anvicaphotos.wordpress.com/posts/ – to share photos depicting this theme. I have to admit that I do not get up often for sunrises. Here are a few of my favorites:
This week Patti is encouraging us to share photos that focus on the subject through leading lines, patterns, selective focus, contrast, focus on the eyes, freezing action or framing with doorways/arches. Here are a few examples that I would like to share with you.
This photo is an example of leading lines and patterns – plus a bonus of a beautiful sunset
Next is a photo of my daughter’s cat in a rare quiet moment – those eyes!!!
The next photo is an example of freezing the action.
Most of you who follow me know that one of my favorite places is the beach which is always a sanctuary for me. With this post I decided to share another sanctuary – our backyard. We are fortunate to live on a neighborhood lake which allows us to see plenty of waterfowl. Plus I make sure that there are feeders and birdbaths in the yard. Here are a few of the birds we have enjoyed this year
This week we are sharing some of our before/after photos to show how a crop can change the look. I almost always do a little cropping for compositional purposes. Here are 3 examples from photos taken this year.
Mrs. Mallard Duck – she was pretty far away from me in the original and I thought the shoreline was distracting. I wanted to bring her in closer because I loved the light on her feathers and the color of her eyes.
In this next photo, I turned a portrait into a landscape photo with the crop.
I did a major crop on this last photo because I wanted the rose buds to have all the attention.
Tina has invited us to share our photo interpretations of all wet. The first one is my husband on the verge of wiping out. Even though he is already wet from surfing, the wave will hit with some force pushing him off the board and into the water below.
Next is a robin having an awesome time taking a bath.
Last is one of my favorite shore birds getting ready to take the plunge into the sea.