Monday, August 10, 2015

Photo a Day 111 - Macro Monday


I am really enjoying my macro efforts and am quite pleased witrh them. However on Saturday we did a photo class in the Botanic Gardens and came across an elderly man on his hands and knees with his camera stuck in a ground cover plant. He looked like an elderly hippie or a retired academic with beard and long straggly hair. His camera was impressive with its long lenses and extensions and a home made diffuser on the end.
After watching for a while I plucked up the courage to ask him if I could see his shots. He happily showed me this amazing shot of an insect's eye. He showed me the bug he had been shooting - about 1 cm long in total! Now that is really macro!!

SO my humble efforts below.




Hydrangea - well past its prime.




Marigold - love this bold colour.

Liz Needle  -  linking with "Macro Monday".




5 comments:

  1. Marvellous shining yellow-orange and I like thd dry hydrangeas.
    I have a very simple camera, but I've bought a set of close-up lenses, can I just put in front of it, small discs, up to 10 times magnification - that helps and is not expensive.
    http://www.amazon.de/Close-Macro-Filterset-Canon-1000D/dp/B00LEIOGXY/ref=sr_1_5?s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1439180810&sr=1-5&keywords=Macro-Linsen

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  2. Beautiful captures both of them! I love the colour of the marigold.

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  3. Well I like your macro photograph Liz.

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  4. I love really super close macro photography you can get with a great lens, but alas, I don't have the equipment to do that! :( Closeup-type macros are great too, and since that's all I will ever do, then I say, that's the best kind! :-) Love your shots!

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  5. Oh, my goodness, I missed these. Awesome photos.

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