Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Header Challenge 09-11-11 = Weird & Wonderful - by Dave

This weeks Header Challenge comes from Dave and his choice of theme is ""Weird and Wonderful""

My take on this is = 
Weird and Wonderful - The World of Macs Macros from Nature.

My Header is Sparkling Raindrops on a fragile Leaf.
After a rain storm I went out into the garden with my Macro Lens - small tripod and photographed these weird and wonderful sparkling raindrops on a plant leaf.
Adjusted contrast- and then pulled the dark down so there was no background but left the raindrops sparkling.

The music and film I'm showing is Nature Macro - so enjoy.
This Greenbottle Fly was photographed in my garden too, 
you can see the pollen around his legs and mouth.
Another Weird and Wonderful Macro shot.

A Bee also with Pollen around his legs.
This shot was from a friends garden.

An Iris taken at Doddington Hall  - Again with using my small tripod.
This flower is one of the most weird and wonderful flower Ive seen - - reminds me of a plant from another World (man eating plant maybe)  see his tongue sticking out.

A macro shot of a Dragon fly - taken from along Granthams Canal.
See his Weird and Wonderful  colours and body, and his wings shining .

 Now - this is weird and wonderful - taken in our garden.
Looks like an alien creature - in fact its a plant with ice on - his head - lol.
Nature at its best - Weird and Wonderful 2 butterflies mating.
Taken at Naturescape - a Wild flower Farm - not to far from us.
To me - this is one of  my hours of glory to capture this - apart from my Header of
This took around 2 hours to photograph - every time I crept up to them, they flew off joined together, it took about 12 attempts
to capture them - this was my finest hour,lol.

Go and visit all the other members of the Headbangers
and see what their take of Weird and Wonderful is -  from Dave.
Good Luck folks.



Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear friend,
Impressive, absolutely and magnificent macros.One more wonderful than other!
Love your header choice!

Jinksy said...

The ice plant bug HAS to be a new species! ♥

George said...

Your macros are simply amazing. I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to -- I'm in awe of all of them. You've done a marvelous job on all.

Teacher's Pet said...

Macros do bring the wonder directly to us....and as always, you do a fantastic job with them, Stewart.

ju-north said...

Superb macros! Love 'em!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Neat job on the weird and wonderful macros. I love the butterflies the best.

Becca's Dirt said...

Well look at you. Patience paid off and beautifully. Those are up close and personal there. I can't wait - one day I'll have a camera to take macro shots. Amazing photos.

Filip Demuinck said...

Super pictures and the video is great.


Gailsman said...

Wonderful close-ups matey. Worthy of a vote or two.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Wow---that butterfly photo is truly a work of art... Congrats...

Love all of your macros --especially the header. Fabulous!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Really wonderful photos. Thanks for bringing us so close. These are amazing. This post is a dream.

ancient one said...

All of these are so wonderful.. the subjects might be weird.. but you got such great shots!

Dave said...

Lovely relaxing header macro this week certainly wonderful and shooting it from that angle adds the weird, good one!

Anonymous said...

Oooh - amazing shots! Wonderful macros indeed.

Lew said...

Superb!! I have enjoyed your macros all along, but this collection is special. We have iris that color and it is one of my favorite flowers to photograph.

Dar said...

Your Weird and Wonderful is Weird and Wonderful...absolutely!!!

Lanny said...

Mighty nice header you got there Stewart! Thanks for sharing your hard work. I'm all for thinking the bugs are weird but I especially like the bug like iris!

photowannabe said...

Breathtaking photography. I am totally in love with macro pictures.
I really can't pick a favorite.
Well done.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

superb close-ups!
really made me happy.

your photos are always worth the look.

Rick said...

Stunning macros, Stewart, as is your header !