Wednesday, 9 October 2013

HEADER CHALLENGE - Macro Photos by Tom.
Take a minute and listen to my music spot this week
Moving Closer by Never the Strangers


My Header

What a beauty
I can hear you say, ah", Macs gone for the easy shot"
But -- far from it - 
While on the steps trimming some growth that had spread, I noticed this Iris and the inside - can't recall of having seen this before, I had to photograph this shot.

I had to swop the step ladder for a smaller one, then fixed my camera on my mono pod and leaned across the top step, with my camera and mono pod underneath me, focussing as best I could, capturing the outer petals, on how they lay positioned showing their veins and holding their centre piece - whitish, showing yellow edges and  hairs and with purple double stripes in the centre.
So there was no contest between my pics this week, this had to lead my Macro shots for this weeks challenge Header.

Now for my Post pics - starting with my other flower shots

 Same Iris on a rainy day from the side

 Here's a Beauty - sure looks like an Alien, dont you think?

 Another Lily on a wet day

 Dandelion seed head -or- Angel Home


Now for my Creatures
 The Singing Gull - "O Sol Amia"
 Greenbottle Fly

 A Butterfly

 Dragon Fly

 Here's one for Tom

 Bee heading for a flower

 Bee - my sweetheart

 Not too sure on this one, any offers?

One of my Frogs.

 Raindrops on a blade of grass

 Water droplets from a fountain

Catch a falling Drip - Not so easy as you think my friends


A field Mushroom

To finish with - or  - The Desert

 for your delight - 
A Mouthwatering  Cream Sponge made by Julie's Brother.

Hope you all enjoy my Macro shots and now please go to my side bar - near my shield and visit the other members of the HEADBANGERS - and see their take on Macro shots by Tom



Craver Vii said...

Oh me, oh my! The details are pristine! I liked the photos that you posted in the body even more than the header. The side shot of the flower, especially because of the way it shows off the beard. The pollen on the fly is a bonus. The bee picture is so sharp, you can see more than the big, compound eye... but you can clearly see the simple eyes (ocelli) above!! I like how this series demonstrates your talent and the beauty in God's creation. I mean to catch some new water drop macros soon. That bee though... I think that was my favorite!

RuneE said...

Very impressive indeed! The flowers where especially exquisite.

Christine said...

No fair! You have a TON of awesome images. I love the depth of field on your header image. There's some crisp, and some soft, like a mystery. Really nice.

The raindrops on grass is exquisite.

katney said...

You may very well have the best talent (art), skill (science), patience, and equipment for this particular challenge theme. You always have the best of macros.

But your "lily" is an iris.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Wonderful series of macro shots, one is better then the next. Very nice grouping of photos my friend.

Christopher Frost said...

You've certainly been busy in your garden Stewie. I hope you finished your gardening tasks, as well as your photography

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Great macro shots. What you are calling a Lily is what we call an Iris in our country. SO beautiful....

Love all of the macros.

George said...

Your macros are absolutely marvelous. I'm very impressed with what you had to do to get your header, but it was definitely worth it.

Lew said...

Great selection of shots! I love the iris. And I have marveled at the sharpness of your macros since the first time I saw your blog!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow these are wonderful macros!My favorite are the flowers!

Jackie said...

It's always a pleasure to come here and see the wonders that you capture.
You never disappoint...with any of your photos.
I especially love the photo of the falling droplet of water. What a shot...!!

Betty Manousos said...

what a spectacular!!

fantastic shots, all are just stunning!

Betty Manousos said...

i particularly love the water droplets and the falling drip.
i'm really impressed!