I hate to be negative, but Amy’s asking us to go that way this week and I must comply. I actually use a lot of negative space when taking macros, so I had a difficult time deciding what photos to use even when only going through a couple files, trying for some variety.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully you’re enjoying your weekend.

for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114: Negative Space

  1. klara b says:

    gorgeous images. my favourite is the third one.

  2. Well, if we’re going to be negative, I sure like your take on it. πŸ™‚

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent examples Janet! I loved the little bird and the twig especially. Is that a spider’s creation or a bit of passing spores that got caught???

  4. Amy says:

    I’m in awe…., Janet. All are beautiful/ Great examples for negative space. The spider shot is so very amazing! πŸ™‚

  5. Msdedeng says:

    So very cool. πŸ™‚

  6. Dan Antion says:

    You had me worried – very nice work, Janet!

  7. peggyjoan42 says:

    Cute little bird – I liked all of your negative space.

  8. lifelessons says:

    I love your photos. Were the backgrounds really this empty or did you photoshop them? Either way, they are very effective.

  9. lifelessons says:

    In addition to your stunning photo subjects, your backgrounds are so varied and simply interesting. Really good response to the prompt. I didn’t think they were photoshopped and hope it wasn’t rude to ask.

    • Not at all, Judy. I know sometimes people really edit shots, so it’s understandable that you’d wonder.

      • lifelessons says:

        I decided long ago that if I went into the photoshop world, I’d never come out of it, so beyond cropping and edits I can do in my photos app, I abstain.

      • I used to see photos in shops or art shows and I’d wonder how they got such rich colors. I realize now that those photos have to be saturated and edited, probably heavily in some cases. I try to get the colors the way I saw them if they didn’t turn out that way, but unless playing with editing just for fun, I sort of feel like it’s cheating. πŸ™‚

  10. Sue says:

    Yep, impeccable examples of Negative Space, Janet!

  11. Teresa says:

    Wow, these are lovely!

  12. Wonderful examples of using negative space, Janet! I especially love the little bell-like flowers at the top. YUMMY bokeh and sweet little blossoms.

  13. Prior... says:

    Janet – I love the mood of each photo and they feel so professional –

  14. pattimoed says:

    Wow, Janet. These are all great examples of using negative space very effectively. I love that little bird!

  15. Su Leslie says:

    Wonderful images Janet. I love the first two especially

  16. JohnRH says:

    Excellent photos. I love the bird on the sill.

  17. They’re all fantastic selections for the challenge this week, Janet.
    The spider web is magical. Well done … Be Safe
    Izzy 😎

    • I have a thing for spider webs, especially if they’re covered with water droplets. Good thing I have a lot of photos of them like that already, as there aren’t many drops here to see and not the mass quantity of webs I always saw in the Illinois park. πŸ™‚

  18. Resa says:

    Beautiful! The most positive negative I’ve ever seen!

  19. These are stunning photos! Can you tell me what lens/camera you used?

    • I have a Nikon D5300 but I’m sort of ashamed to admit I still take photos on Auto. I plan to start working on getting off Auto and practicing “real” photography. πŸ™‚ I usually use the telephoto from a distance for macro shots and it’s a Nikon DX 55-300mm. I use the telephoto mainly because I don’t want to schlep around a number of lenses, but I have macro lens that I need to start working with, too. For animals and similar things, the telephoto is the best.



  20. Olga says:

    Wonderful feel of negative space in all your photos, Janet. That bird image is so stunning. ❀

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