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Macro Month: Day 17

I love that a macro lens can highlight the texture of the petals on a daisy.


Macro Month: Day 12

For anyone who was guessing yesterday’s macro shot. It was the blue liquid in a toy where the globules travel from the top to the bottom like a timer. That description is actually terrible. I don’t know how to describe it better, I am not sure of its real name? Perhaps you could tell me!


Today’s macro is a Marigold. Beautiful colour.

Macro Month: Day 10

I was inspired by a blog on wordpress that I follow to take this photo. After reading Leanne Cole’s post ‘Death Flower‘ I was walking outside in my garden and noticed that my lilys were also flowering so I grabbed my iPhone and had a look at them in a different way.

Macro Month: Day 8

This is another flower that looks much better close up. These grow under my window in boggy soil in full shade. I threw some seeds in in frustration at NOTHING growing and most of what I threw in there didn’t grow either. Months later these popped up. They are actually pretty straggly looking, but they put some colour in my garden and I do love colour. I continue to be amazed by the intricate beauty of flowers.

Macro Month: Day 7

This is the flower of rocket. You know the salad leaf? Well, when you grow it and don’t eat it all it goes to flower and this is the result. I love the powdery, visible pollen. Although I must say that the flowers are competing with the bright yellow flowers of the pak choy next to it in the garden bed and the bees much prefer the pak choy.

Macro Month: Day 5

This sorry excuse for a geranium flower looks beautiful from a distance for its amazing red colour (the very reason it has a place in my garden), but it is on its way out. It is dying, the petals are torn and darkening and covered in mud after a rainy winter. When I went to photograph it, it was for its colour, but I was delighted to find this tiny surprise upon looking closely. It pays to take the time to stop and look. We miss so much.


Macro Month: Day 2

This flower looks so sophisticated. Its hard to believe it is the flower of the snow peas growing in my vegetable garden.

image taken with an iPhone and macro lens

This is one of my favourites. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I am enjoying finding and photographing them.

And I did take just a few that weren’t of my children!

Here they are

This palm is in the backyard of my neighbours yard. This particular evening the sunset resulted in incredible light. So I left the boys bath running and ran outside (quite literally ran). This is the best I could capture from my front yard.

A friend of mine and her daughter. She is a photographer and very kindly offered to show me what the buttons on my camera meant! Thanks!!

A bee defying gravity and holding what is possibly the most difficult position just to get to a sour sob. Perhaps it was a circus performing bee?

Its THAT time again

It’s coming to the end of the month and I need to choose a new theme for September. I was a bit undecided until it arrived in the mail this morning. Its about 1cm in diametre and 5mm deep and magnetically clicks onto my iPhone. Yep, September is ‘Macro Month’. No flower is too big or small, no surface too safe. I will be getting up close and personal with all sorts of tiny things.

Here’s one to get you started. A pansy from my garden. I love Pansys, they remind me of my Grandmother.

You may be wondering why, since I posted about buying my first SLR camera, I would be persisting with my iphone? Two reasons. 1. It is ALWAYS with me. When I sleep at night I have my husband one side and my phone the other, and 2. I am not nearly ready to be showing you anything on the camera yet! That thing is awesome in it power and its possibility, but I am definitely not Jedi enough to be sharing that one. Until I get some understanding of the manual controls I will be only be blogging my iphone images.

As an aside, I have decided to start off the bat by using the manual controls on the SLR. I hear stories of how difficult it is and I figure if I let myself get used to the camera thinking for me I will never be inclined to switch over, so day 1 I flipped it over and had a play. LOTS of lovely blurry unusable images and I only swapped over to Auto for a bit when I freaked myself out thinking about the number of possible combinations using the manual buttons and dials! I am doing as much reading as I can to try to get my head around it, but I may have to invest in at least a basic course on SLR cameras. If nothing else it will get me out of the house! Haha.