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).
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.
Nikon D800, 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/250 at f8, ISO400. Cropped and adjusted in Lightroom.
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.
Nikon D800 with Nikon f2.8 24-70mm lens at 56mm. 1/180 at f8.0, ISO400. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
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…
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.
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.