Posted on June 10, 2017
Macro Moments Challenge #39 looks for something in black & white; or something that is black and white. Either way, I think this fits the bill: a close-up of the characteristic top of one of my small collection (accumulated over a period of more than thirty years) of Mont Blanc Meisterstuck writing instruments.
Like most people, I imagine, my writing nowadays is usually done with a keyboard, but whenever the need or opportunity arises I still like to use an old-fashioned fountain pen. My absolute favourite is the big old Mont Blanc 149 that I bought in 1985. This is a smaller version, sitting in a mug on my desk.
Posted on May 3, 2017
This unfolding tulip was in a floral display in the town of Confolens that I happened on just after it had rained. As we’re not looking for bokeh this time, I’ve eliminated any background distractions during the editing process.
(I posted a black & white image of the next tulip along as a contribution to Cee’s current Black & White Challenge.)
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/1000 at ƒ2.8 ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Posted on April 19, 2017
I should probably have submitted this close-up image of a budding magnolia a month ago, when the official theme was ‘Spring’ (mea culpa – I didn’t notice). Hopefully, though, it’s not too late. And it does have some Bokeh to fulfil this week’s requirement.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 lens at 62mm. 1/3000 at ƒ2.8 ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom
Posted on April 5, 2017
It usually comes out of a can, of course, but the surface of a fresh pineapple is fascinating when viewed in close-up.
More macro images at Susan Gutterman’s macro challenge here: Macro Moments: Week 35
Posted on March 15, 2017
This week, another close-up of part of the mechanism of our vintage Singer sewing machine. This is a detail of the bobbin winder. It looks to be in pretty good shape for something that’s exactly a hundred years old this year.
Macro Moments Week 34
Posted on March 1, 2017
Maintaining the stitching theme after last week’s thimble, here is a close-up of part of the mechanism of the vintage Singer sewing machine that we acquired last year. I believe this bit is called the presser foot – including the integral thumb screw.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm ƒ2.8 Macro lens. 1/125 at ƒ3.3 using built-in flash. ISO 1250. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
More macro images to be found hosted by Sue Gutterman at Musin’ With Susan.
Macro Moments Week 33
Posted on February 22, 2017
Madame just loves elephants, and she loves sewing (quilting in particular) too. So when we saw this thimble decorated with a baby elephant, well it just had to join the collection.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm ƒ2.8 lens at ƒ3.3. 1/125 with built-in flash. ISO 1000. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments Week 32
Posted on February 15, 2017
‘Baby animals’ is the theme for this week’s macro moments challenge hosted by Sue at Musin’ With Susan. Here, a baby Capucin monkey stays close to its mother at the Vallée des Singes wildlife park:
Macro Moments Week 31
Posted on February 8, 2017
This week, Sue has set us a specific theme for Macro Moments – ‘Birds’. It’s pretty difficult to get a true macro shot of a bird, I should imagine, so here is a (very) tightly-cropped image of an owl which I took at a display of birds of prey last summer.
Fortunately, I was using my best lens, so I think it has managed to retain enough detail, despite the crop.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200mm ƒ2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/500 at ƒ4, ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments EWeek 30: Birds
Posted on February 1, 2017
Mucking about with my macro lens on a wet afternoon earlier this week, I took this photograph of a pawn from the chess-set that sits on our sofa-table.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm ƒ2.8 macro lens. 1/125 at ƒ3.2 with built-in flash, ISO 900. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.