Macro Moments: Week 7

Another open topic this week for the macro challenge hosted by Musin’ with Susan. This is my third contribution and so far I’ve posted a flower and a dragonfly, so perhaps it’s time for something inanimate.

This is the very end of an extremely long soap bubble that my grandson blew last year.

It reminds me of a very early Pink Floyd lightshow (note to younger viewers: trust me on this one – you had to be there).

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Macro Moments: Week 7

Macro Moments: Week 6

With an open topic for this week’s Macro Moments Challenge, I’ve chosen this image of a dragonfly feasting on a stem of tiger grass by our pond. Note the delicacy of the lace structure of the wings; there’s also some wear and tear on a couple of the blue plates that cover the abdomen.

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Nikon D800, 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/250 at f8, ISO400. Cropped and adjusted in Lightroom.

Macro Moments: Week 6

Macro Moments: Week 5

Flowers are one of my favourite subjects for macro photography, so I’ve decided to participate in the ‘Macro Moments’ challenge hosted by Susan Gutterman at Musin’ with Susan, as flowers are the topic for this week.

This is a close-up image of a chrysanthemum bloom taken at Monet’s Garden in Giverny, in Normandy. Apart from the spectacular colours, what I particularly like is the way that the individual petals can be seen to be folding back on themselves in a symmetrical pattern.

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Nikon D800 with Nikon f2.8 24-70mm lens at 56mm. 1/180 at f8.0, ISO400. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

This photograph was taken when I first got my Nikon 105mm Macro lens to play with. It’s the centre of a lily flower and you can see the pollen that you can never get rid off if it gets on your clothes…

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…as you can see from the original

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Pine cone: detail

Something small….this is one of my efforts at getting proper use out of my macro lens (Nikon 105mm, if you’re interested) and it’s a detail from a photograph of a pine cone.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

The heart of a poppy in Monet’s Garden at Giverney. I hadn’t spotted the flying creatures until I zoomed in on the image

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Red Hot Poker

With an open topic from Cee for this week, I was naturally drawn to one of my favourite subjects, particularly as it’s not listed for the coming weeks.

This image is a detail from a photograph I took of a ‘Red Hot Poker’  (Kniphofia if you want to be properly botanical about it) that flowered last week.

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Not that I’m a gardener by any means (that is Madame’s domain; I just cut the grass and do some of the heavy lifting) but macro photography is one of my particular interests and flowers are an inexhaustible source of subject matter

Just so you can see where it’s come from, here is the original image. Fun with Lightroom did the rest.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Open Topic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Macro is a good way to discover texture. This is the stamen of a lily. Try not to get the pollen on your clothes: it’ll never come off.

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