Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Macros: Up Close and Personal

When I take pictures of flowers or trees or insects (or just about anything), I always want to see  whatever it is "up close and personal."  I'm still struggling with the macro setting on my Canon EOS 5D camera, so the following pictures are not perfect, but I'd like to share them anyway.  Hopefully, they will inspire me to keep practicing until I can make perfect ones.  And that reminds me of this quote I came across a while ago which was made by Ansel Adams (and he should know) ...

That is so true ... and I absolutely love everything that goes into the making of a photograph.  I had fun making the following pictures and hope you enjoy seeing them "up close and personal." 

Little green bug happily munching on my Snapdragon


Clover Blossom

 Red Verbena

(Notice the stamens in the center)

Aren't they amazing!
I think they look like little jewels.

 I don't remember what kind of flower this is ...
maybe a Periwinkle?

Leatherleaf Mahonia

Lantana Blossom

Lantana Bud

Bay Magnolia Seed Pod

Japanese Yew Berries

As I said, I need to practice making macro pictures ... but that's going to be a FUN thing, kinda' like when you go on a trip, getting there is sometimes half the fun.


Stacey said...

Your picture amaze me!!

Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures that you MADE!
I love the Macros and would like to have a lens that would make that kind of pictures. Good job! ♥

Merisi said...

You m a d e picture perfect macro pictures!
The colors, the light, the depth of field, the framing, fantastic images, all.

Marlene said...

I am in awe of your macro shots. I couldn't begin to decide which would be my favorite as they all have their own unique qualities. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Sue said...

Beautiful Janie, you inspire me! I really need to work on making my photos. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Horner said...

Magnolias are my favourite flower! You did an amazing job of capturing the seed pods, best shot of those I've ever seen. Loving the photos. Just beautiful!!