Posted on December 5, 2018
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.
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