A macro look at some even tinier visitors to my yard!
Newly fallen leaves make for great subjects in the autumn. And luckily you don't have to go farther than your backyard!
Back when I lived in NH, I could and did spend hours in my yard photographing tiny things of beauty. It was barely 1/2 an acre of sand and weeds (for the most part), but it kept me occupied and occasionally intrigued. Now I'm in the northwoods of Wisconsin on a bit more land and... Continue Reading →
More from the yard. Everything was shot with the legacy OM 90mm f2 macro except for the amanita. My husband is used to it by now. If I see something, I can't sit still until I shoot it. Sometimes just a new idea about how to shoot something will obsess me until I do it.... Continue Reading →
Another one that's not elusive in the sense that it's rare, but that I've never encountered it before. This post combines my love of wildflowers and my yard macro thing from the last post. I spotted these guys in an overgrown garden that's being reclaimed by weeds. Sigh. Laziness. That's why I can't have anything... Continue Reading →
that I call 'Yard Macros'. It's when I go into the yard for some camera therapy. I live in the 'burbs. On a tiny plot of sand. I suck at gardening. As much as I'd like a nicely landscaped yard, I don't (once I attempted it, but it didn't take). I can't stand yard work or... Continue Reading →
Finally a post that fits the blog name. Without going all Disney on you about the cycle of life, death is most certainly part of it. While I don't seek out dead things to photograph (even though there's plenty of roadkill these days), I didn't avoid it when presented with an opportunity. I thought there... Continue Reading →
A follow up to the last post, I went out back to the carpet of whitlow grass again and found it buzzing with tiny mining bees (1.5 cm or 5/8 in). The sun being strong, but slightly diffused by clouds I went back in for the camera. So glad I did - Isn't she sweet?... Continue Reading →
I can't help it. Discouraged and in my weird place I still had the urge to go out after a storm and take pictures of my front garden. The process itself made me happy and that hasn't changed. I basically just walked the driveway and the shoveled path and used the legacy OM... Continue Reading →