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Macro Series: Photo 12

The other day my boys played in the front yard. I took my iphone and a cheap macro lens outside with them. These are the photos I took.

technically this one was taken when I got back into my kitchen. Cheeky little guy had travelled inside on my oregano!
technically this one was taken when I got back into my kitchen. Cheeky little guy had travelled inside on my oregano! That’s kitchen string he’s on (not rope!) for some perspective.

Look what I found in my garden!

I love macro photography. I don’t have a macro lens…well I do have a $3 macro lens I put on my iPhone and its quite effective at achieving a certain look if your very careful, but I dream of the day I can get a macro lens. I could spend HOURS in my garden and, well, anywhere really. I think I could conceivably do an entire month of post a day macro shots standing in my yard. This shot was a crop using a normal lens on my DSLR. Cropping will have to do for now.

I found this little guy who looks all innocent until you see the bee that is bigger than he is being…well we won’t speak of it. Just LOOK!!

spider and bee spider and bee 2

Macro Month: Day 13

While I appreciate the role that this guy plays in the ecosystem that is my garden, I find it hard to even look at this photo. My hand found it MUCH harder getting close enough to photograph him. HE IS LOOKING AT ME…shudder. Just writing this gave me the willies. The only reason the photo even exists is because I found him floating in the cat’s bowl with an ant and I figured he was relatively immobile. Still managed to wriggle unpredictably and look ridiculously intimidating for a small animal though. I think the look on his face is saying, “get this ant off my A#@! and put me back in the garden!”