Consider The Lily

For this week’s ‘Fun Foto’ Challenege, Cee is looking for a macro or close-up image. Well, here is a look into the heart of a flowering lily. Be sure to keep that pollen off your clothes, because you’ll never get it off.

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Macro

Macro Moments Challenge #39: Black & White

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.

Macro Moments Challenge #39: Black & White

Macro Moments: Week 37 – Water

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.

Macro Moments: Week 37 – Water

Macro Moments: Week 36 – Magnolia

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

Macro Moments Week 36

Macro Moments: Week 35 – Pineapple

It usually comes out of a can, of course, but the surface of a fresh pineapple is fascinating when viewed in close-up.

Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm f2.8 macro lens. 1/20 at f8 ISO4000. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

More macro images at Susan Gutterman’s macro challenge here: Macro Moments: Week 35

Macro Moments: Week 34 – Bobbin Winder

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.

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Macro Moments Week 34

Macro Moments Week 33: Presser Foot

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.

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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