Posts Tagged ‘macro photography’

For those of you who know me, the location of my special place in the Big Horn mountains near Sheridan, Wyoming won’t come as a surprise to you. I’ve gone there for some amount of time every summer since I was in college with the exception of two years. I think you can see why from this first photo.

But Wyoming is a three-day drive from our part of Arizona, so I need special places a bit closer. In our backyard is a torch cactus that has the most gorgeous flowers…but for only one day each. They’re a special place close to home.

Macro photography takes me to special places.

I wasn’t the only one who found this datura special.

Thanks, Karina, for hostessing this special episode of the Lens-Artists challenge.

I haven’t done a Macro Monday for some time, but I was playing with shots of the flowers on my Christmas cactus (better late-blooming than never) and liked this one. I hope you do too and that it gets your Monday and February off to a brilliant start

I guess this might qualify for Cee’s “Flower of the Day” challenge, even though it’s only part of a flower.

Yeah, this is what I do…or what I really like to do. Get up close and personal. See small things that others might miss. Look more and more closely. So you can imagine that choosing photos for this wasn’t at all easy although it was fun. After I hit five, I stopped. But I hope you enjoy the five I chose and thanks to Anne for hostessing this week.

for Six Word Saturday

…if you’re this little and inside a cactus flower.

Although I know this isn’t really pointillism, all the little drops of water on the hairy bits of the plant remind me of it.

Everything made by human hands looks terrible under magnification–crude, rough, and asymmetrical. But in nature every bit of life is lovely. And the more magnification we use, the more details are brought out, perfectly formed, like endless sets of boxes within boxes
― Roman Vishniac

I don’t believe that first sentence. Human hands makes some incredible things. But I firmly believe the rest of the quote and these are the details I love to see, record, and share. Patti challenges us to share details this week, so without further ado, here are mine.

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© janet m. webb

for One Word Sunday