Friendly Friday Challenge – Close Examination

Explore the finer details of your photos through Close Examination.

Use Macro Mode, Zoom in, (a little), or crop afterwards to take macro and close-up photographs.

beard of a schnauzer dog
They are not called Schnauzers for nothing. ‘Schnauze’ means muzzle in German.

This photo was a little too close for comfort.

geiser Iceland
Waited for a while to capture this one

Photographic Tips – Improving your Macro Photography

  • Check the composition of your photo
  • Take multiple shots
  • Use Manual mode or focus if you can
  • Stabilize your camera as much as possible – (a tripod or solid base helps)
  • Move the subject, not the camera
  • Try adding the effect of different backgrounds
  • Check your depth of field for focusing

I got a bit fancy with the Canva templates, but the close-up, above, of the little mushrooms, were very worthwhile to highlight. So delicate sitting atop their thin stalks, they appeared to defy gravity.

And now for a slideshow of flowers:-

  • Snow pea insect
  • cape gooseberry in paper case
  • burst of colour

I added a frame around the pumpkin leaves. It may have been edited with Snapseed, but it is from my archives, so I can’t be sure. I do like the way you can see the furry hairs on the pumpkin leaves. Glaucous is the botanic name for hairy leaves, I think.

Pumpkin leaves in macro
It is all about the detail

โ€œTaking pictures is savouring life intensely

every hundredth of a second.โ€

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Close Examination Prompt

Now it is your turn to write a Friendly Friday post with the theme, “Close Examination.”

Don’t forget to tag your post and link with a pingback here, so all readers can find your post.

Sandy, will have another great prompt for you next week.

Join the Friendly Friday Challenge.

Friendly Friday

59 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Challenge – Close Examination”

    1. We both are suckers for our beatiful dogs. This one belongs to my daughter, as she is living with us atm, therefore, I get to see her every day. She is so playful, it brings joy to the house! Have you decided to continue blogging or not?


    1. Thank you, Len! The geyser did erupt with gusto. I took one photo a second too early then quickly took this one. Surprisingly, it seemed to capture it really well. The Japanese seem to be able to grow ginormous Chrysanthemums. It must be all the rain at the Shinto temples! They do look like cream. I hadn’t noticed that before.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Graham, Thank you for joining in on Friendly Friday. Yes, that is the Geyser that erupts frequently. Every 20 minutes or so in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. I find it fascinating that a geological phenomenon can be so predictable, where all other activity – earthquakes, volcanoes etc is random.
      Have you been to either Yellowstone or Iceland?


Everyone is important. What do you have to say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.