I’m going to be very predictable here. Anyone following my blog or coming across my posts will know what my photographic groove is: Macro. I love taking photos of pretty much anything as long something there as awaken something in me. Nature macros give me more of those feelings than anything else.
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The love affair started right at the beginning, with my first clicks. Personally, I find it hard to take a bad photo of flowers; they are always beautiful to my eyes. My first Nikon had a telephoto lens kit: it meant my flowers were all taken from relatively far away and they were pretty, like the following photos of a dahlia and my ever-present bees.
For a long time, I was happy with that. Until I wasn’t. My new camera asked for a new macro lens, if I was going to fully explore its possibilities. It meant I got closer; all details revealed.
Once those details were found, I could start playing a bit more. Black and white works so well in some shots, when sometimes colour can be a bit of a distraction.
Bees still join in on the fun. We play hide-and-seek, patiently.
And when I get closer still, lost in the details of colour and petals, movement also sometimes caught, are they still photos of flowers or more like abstracts? My groove is Nature’s beauty captured in all its miniscule awesomeness.
Thank you to Sarah Wilkie at Travel with Me, for a incredibly challenging challenge last week. The effort of picking only three of favourites photos was an exercise I simply abandoned this week… as a challenge like Anne’s required a lot more examples to make me happy! Please have a look at Anne’s wonderful post and join us if you can. Remember to tag with Lens-Artists and also to link back so we can easily find your take on this challenge.
Patti will lead next week. Until then, take care.
Posted for Anne’s Lens-Artists Challenge