Phoneography and other NonSLR device Challenge – Nature

Orchid smallMacro entry for Lens and Pens Phoneography from Sally

Each Monday Sally gives us a weekly topic that inspires us to take photos with our phone cameras. I use a Nexus 4

This orchid, thrives on neglect. I do nothing to it, and it is hopelessly rootbound, but still it flowers every year. The blooms last for almost six weeks. I don’t know the scientific name, it is a hybrid plant I got over 25 years ago from an orchid nursery close to my home.

I find it hard to go past natural flora as a subject, for macro photography, as it highlights many details not seen by the naked eye, and allows us into the inner world of the flower, or perhaps the perspective of an insect.

Macro photography – Something to Ponder About


About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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19 Responses to Phoneography and other NonSLR device Challenge – Nature

  1. By now your orchid is like a family friend, blooming to bring conversation and then quietly retreating for silent display. It’s lovely and I like your perspective that make me feel a little like an insect ready to enjoy the nectar. Happy Photo Challenge.


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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Great photo and great flower, I love to take macro photos too, it’s another world to discover.

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  5. I love orchids, so I really enjoyed this shot. I agree that it’s difficult not to go with plants/flowers for macro. They’re simply so beautiful and rewarding.


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  6. Angeline M says:

    Lovely pinks and yellow/gold colors in this lovely orchid. Seems like many of us are thinking of spring, and flowers.

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  7. scrapydotwo says:

    Orchids are my favorite too. They want to be pot bound and neglected. I only have a cymbidium
    that gives me one ore two spikes. It looks as if there may be three spikes this coming spring because it made 3 new plants this summer.

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  8. Mabel Kwong says:

    A great macro shot. Love how you can see the detail all over the petals. That is one tough orchid you have, blooming for you each year for so many years. It must like you a lot, maybe you shower it with lots of water and love.

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  9. milliethom says:

    An absolutely beautiful orchid, Amanda, and a wonderful photo of it. Whatever you’re doing to it by ignoring it, it obviously seems to like it 🙂
    I’ve just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Of course, I’d love you to do it, but there’s no obligation to do so. 🙂


  10. No, my blog is not award free. Like the versatile blogger award you gave me, I do not expect people to pass it on, but accept it graciously in the spirit you gave it to me. It is very lovely to have awards bestowed on my blog. Thank you, again.


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