”This week’s challenge is to take your camera for a walk around your yard or home and shoot some close-up or macro shots. Too cold, too wet, too busy? Feel free to choose some images from your archives.”
This week Anne Sandler of Slow Shutter Speed is our guest host, and we are introduced to similarities and differences between, micro, macro and close-up. Personally I love close-ups from nature, and macros since I bought a new macro lens two years ago. These days there are plenty of opportunities for hunting the little things in our world. My garden is always a gem – and the asters give me my favourite close-ups.
Without water drops, there can be no oceans; without steps, there can be no stairs; without little things, there can be no big things
― Mehmet Murat ildan
Find gratitude in the little things and your well of gratitude will never run dry.
― Antonia Montoya
Seed pods are also favourites of mine. Every autumn I go looking for them – often they display soft, strong colours and a variety of interesting textures.
These images are all from the archives, except a funny hovercraft Rex Begonia – found last week, not hibernating as I thought!
During winter time, I sometimes get roses from kind people…(my husband that is, or visiting friends). The latter not possible right now though… I love roses, they give you infinite possibilities for photography too – even when withered and decayed.
Thanks again to Anne for hosting our challenge this week. Be sure to visit and link to her beautiful original post here. Many thanks for the beautiful images shared in response to Tina’s 2020 Favourites challenge – many of us realized there were more happy moments than expected last year!
We hope you’ll join us next week as Patti once again leads our challenge. Until then, remember to stay safe and warm – and be kind.
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Glad you liked it, Julie!
That cobweb flower photo – I’ve never seen such a thing in real life! Astonishing
Well, it was a beautiful morning with many close-up surprises!
I missed this one last week. Those raindrops are so beautifully captured…love it!
Glad you like them, Teresa! Thank you!
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What a fabulous collection, AC. Your images with the water droplets are outstanding. I also love the rose petal abstracts. I hope you’re enjoying your time in nature and you’re getting as much sunshine as you can! Take care and hugs to you.
Thank you so much, Patti – I am so grateful for sunny days and all the snow. We haven’t had this much for ten years! I hope you are outdoors as much as possible too!
Yes. At least 1 hour a day. It’s such a great release.😀
Realy magnificant macros !
My compliments for this artwork.
Thank you kindly – now I am blushing…
Another fan here of your Aster photos, Ann-Christine. I love, love, love seed pods in all their forms. Those orange ones are particularly attractive.
Tracy, I love the pods too, but last year I just could not find those orange ones again…
Some trees don’t seed every year or …. Plants are so fascinating. Do you know the plant species? No pressure.
Happy to share, Nora, thanks!
Your photos are beautiful Leya! I especially love the ones with the water drops!! Just lovely! ❣❣
Glad you like water drops too. ♥
Lovely photos. My macro lens has hardly been out this past year, but I do like using it when I have the chance.
Thanks, Jude – I hope this spring will make me take mine outdoors. And I have to use a tripod – not steady enough anymore.
beautiful set of images. That seed pod photo is fascinating!
Glad you liked it, John! I am hopeless in not finding that place again last year…
Nice set. That seedpod is really interesting.
Thank you – yes, I liked that seedpod, but could not find it again!
Love the dewy asters – and the quotes!
Happy to share my favourites! Thank you.
Gorgeous! Inspires me to get my macro lens out and practice.
Then I am happy, Janet! Bring it on!
Your macros are brilliant, Am Christine!
Sue, you are kind and sweet – a gem!
So glad you liked them! Thank you.
Cannot believe you actually found a quote about water droplets Ann-Christine! Your photography as always is wonderful as is your eye for detail. One day I hope to see the garden you so lovingly portray in this and your many other posts.
Sheer luck, Tina! Glad you like them, and yes – let’s sit in my garden for a while. Just give me a call so I can weed it properly…!
Such a wonderful view of your close up world. Gorgeous photo Leya 😀
Cee, thank you so much!
I like all of these, but the asters particularly are stunning.
Thank you, Sue – longing for the summer you have!
Maybe not the humidity?
Your flower photos are always beautiful, Ann Christine, and these are no exception. Can’t decide whether I like the asters or the roses better. 🙂 🙂
Please take both!
Amazing macros Ann-Christine! I love the water drops along the spider web. Take care.
Thank you – and so are yours! Thank you for the lesson on the differences. I had never heard of micro! Interesting.
I see why the asters are a favorite of yours. Nice shots of their swirling petals!
Glad you enjoyed them! Thank you.
Your clone-up photos are always such a delight – thank you.
Thank you, Margaret! It is difficult winter time though…
Indeed it is. That’s why I can’t type properly. ‘Clone-up’ indeed 😉
Glad you liked it.