Sunday, 6 May 2007

WHO SAID SIZE DOESN'T MATTER?

I thought that I'd try and put some of the lessons Talj taught me into practice and try to take some more "up close and personal" photos.

I decided to start indoors; these two are of my Flaming Katy.................




then I decided to try some outdoors; I hadn't realised how windy it was until I tried to focus in on the plants; this first one is of some lichen, a fairyland jungle...............I love the colour of our Coral Flower; can you see that little splash of flower hanging over the path?It was a down on my knees job trying to photograph these (ouch...ohh..ahhh...creak) and with the wind blowing I had to take countless shots to come up with these two!The remarkable thing is the insects you can see in this type of shot; the wee insect on the top one of these two I never saw at all with my naked eye!....similarly the insects on this Cyclamen seed pod I never saw until I looked at the photograph......this one's slightly closer still......it's so clever the way the stem coils into a spring then springs open and releases the seed.....


Now for some wildlife......this moth may not look like it here but it was minute

OOPS......sorry that was "MY NEWT"..........this is "MINUTE"...LOL


Being one of my least favourite creatures....I hope you appreciate how brave I was to take this!!!

and finally..................................................

No not a "close up" shot....it's the space where the first lettuce came from that we had in our salad on Friday.........well you can't get much more "up close and personal" than by eating something!

6 comments:

talj said...

WOW! These are fantastic Ruth!! I am so, so pleased to see you getting up close and personal with both your indoor and outdoor plants!! These shots are great! Good to see the empty lettuce spot too :o)

Now I've 'recovered' I am going to plant my runner beans and salad leaves tomorrow....if I have enough compost!!

Lots of love and {{{{BIG HUGS}}}} xxx

CG said...

Great photos; it gets addictive this macro stuff doesn't it??

You like spiders, I quite like wasps...but not down the neck of my t-shirt xxx

Mark said...

Hi Ruth, you have certainly picked up some good tips from Talj and the best bit with digital is that you can take as many as you like and it doesn't cost anything.
Those lettuces look nice !!!!
Cheers Mark

Jeanette said...

Hi Ruth Great close up Photos of your plants those little insects look like aphids, its nice to eat home grow produce more flavoursome. Take good care ((Hugs))

lilymarlene said...

That's the result of having a good teacher and then having a go yourself. Brilliant!

ldybug said...

i agree with jeanette. those little green guys look like aphids. great close up shots!

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