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. I like all of your photos!

  12. Teresa says:

    Wow, these are lovely!

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

  14. Prior... says:

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

  15. Paulie says:

    Beautiful images!

  16. pattimoed says:

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

  17. Su Leslie says:

    Wonderful images Janet. I love the first two especially

  18. JohnRH says:

    Excellent photos. I love the bird on the sill.

  19. 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™‚

  20. Resa says:

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

  21. Rupali says:

    Lovely set, Janet.

  22. 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.



      • You and I sound very similar! 😊 I keep the camera handy and if time permits I’ll do manual settings. But that camera did an amazing job on auto! I’m in the market and will check it out. I used to use my son’s Nikon. But he moved out! Time to buy my own! Thanks for the info. Again, great photos!

      • Glad I could help a little. πŸ™‚

  23. Olga says:

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

  24. […] of This, That and The Other Thing showed us some terrific examples of negative space in her macro […]

  25. Excellent macro photos. I’m especially impressed with the one of the little bird. It’s easy to get flowers to hold still (well, most of the time), but birds not so much. I like each shot you’ve posted!

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