Photography

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

“Taking pictures is savouring life intensely

every hundredth of a second.”

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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.

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro – Fern frond

The beauty of nature, in a fern frond

Taken with a Galaxy S4

Fern macro sally's challengeFern frondGlistening in the gentle, sunshine of Spring

Delicate, fresh, primordial moment frozen in time.

Macro challenge gives one a chance to delve deeper and examine nature’s complicated evolution on another scale to that which our eye can see.

Linking to Sally’s D’s Mobile Photography Challenge Post and more superb photos here

Other entries from Sally’s challenge for  this week:

http://nadinetomlinson.com/2015/09/14/what-the-wild-flowers-whispered/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-macro-whos-that-with-the-skinny-legs/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/permanent-and-impermanent-for-sally-ds-macro-challenge/

http://luciledegodoy.com/2015/09/14/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-macro-3/

https://chasinglifeandfindingdreams.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/bent-not-broken/

http://artifactsandfictions.com/2015/09/14/yet-another-project/

Macro Photography is fun to ponder about

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro

With the ubiquitous phone cameras accumulating an over-abundance of photos, joining in with the Phoneography challenge, over at lensandpensbysally , is almost a given.

Here is my macro submission! Cropped but no other filter applied.

Taken with my new Galaxy S4 note

feathers (2)

and the original for comparison, (and cuteness) :

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Hello there!

Macro photography –

revealing in its detail,

stunningly artistic in its form

and surprising in its (original) format

Join in over at Lensandpens

Something to Ponder About

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Phoneography Challenge – Macro

Lens and Pens Phoneography challenge is ALWAYS fun.  Your phone is a great photographic friend… most of the time, and if it is not: there is always the delete  or enhancement button on the various camera apps to improve things and change things around.

No time for playing around with edits this week: time is a constant and unforgiving slave, but I am pretty happy with the way this photo turned out anyways. The humble fairy floss looks quite cosmic in this photo.

You have until next Monday to join in with Sally’s weekly challenge at the following link:

http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-macro-a-single-oak-leaf/

More here:

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/phoneography-challenge-macro-amarylls/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/itsy-bitsy-spider/

 

Something to Ponder About