Posts tagged “macro

Born to Be Wild

Until we moved to Arizona, I had never heard of Apache Plume- but now I photograph the seed heads every summer. We have a big shrub of this native plant in front of our house. I can’t say it is lovely to look at as a landscape element- but the craaaazzzy seed heads and little flowers are quite captivating!


Good Morning!

Nothing like a cheery daffodil to start the day!


I Dream of Flying

Another feather macro-


Macro Mood

I never tire of macro- this one was taken on a mirror. Don’t ask me what kind of feather it is; it’s part of a bag I got at Hobby Lobby!


De-lovely

Another February tulip! To me, there is something kind of wholesome and apple-like about this luscious tulip- especially when shot from below.

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Things Are Looking Up

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At least the photographer was looking up when taking this photo . . .

I was on the floor looking up at the flower which was positioned on the counter. That’s my ceiling with “incorrect” white balance providing the sunny background.

It’s all about how you look at things, isn’t it?        .


Exhaling

I enjoy just about all kinds of photography, but when I spend time with flowers and my macro lens I can feel my shoulders relaxing and my breath slowing. This is truly my comfort zone and a wonderful escape from life’s stresses. Ommmm. . . 🙂

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Macro Play

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a macro workshop at a photo club member’s home. It was less of a workshop than a play session with Joe’s STUFF- and he has a lot of STUFF!  There were LED lights and macro light rings and a light tent. There were backdrops set up and props to photograph. There were extra lenses and extension tubes for Nikon (yay!). And there was Camranger (a wireless DSLR controller and focus stacker)- wow!  It was a fun experience and left me with some new items to add to my photography wishlist!

Most of us photographed this milkweed pod.

joes_weedJoe’s old watch was a favorite subject- it might need a little dusting though. . .

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20160921-mma_6010_melinda_anderson-editAll in all- a good way to spend a morning!


Trio in Black and White

You might not recognize these, but they some of the wildflowers/weeds growing in the dirt pile from across the street!

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A Different Take

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been trying some different photoshop techniques. Here is a very different take on my chamomile macro from the other day!

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Chamomile Macro

Here’s a closer view of some of the chamomile I’ve used in my still life shots in the last week.

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Bed Head

Another apache plume for today- I love their inherent messiness!

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Lily Loveliness

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I deconstructed my Mother’s Day bouquet from my daughter and had a great time photographing the flowers individually and small groups- my idea of fun!


Orange and Pink

20160302-MMA_9324_melinda_anderson-EditI think it was last year at this time that I discovered that Trader Joe’s sold ranunculus, my favorite childhood flower. I went looking for them the other day and discovered just a few almost wilted bunches. I picked one in shades of hot pink and orange to take home to enjoy for a few days. I took them outside for the sidelit, golden hour shot above.

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I’m no longer a child, but I still love these beautiful flowers.


Snow Drops

When we went outside last weekend, the melting snow on the evergreens sparkled in the sunlight- and I couldn’t resist going back in to grab my camera!

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