It Wasn’t My Last Garden Shoot.

I did a shoot in my front garden last weekend and I wondered if I’d have time to do another one. Today, I did. I wandered around the back garden today, with my 60mm macro lens and got up to my old tricks of lying in the grass to get up close and personal with some plants. Here are my shots amongst the clover – it’s a weed, but I love it up close. I’ve included a shot with my index finger to show scale.

This week, we were asked for our Happy Place: where do we go to think, to restore ourselves, to get our groove back? For me, this is similar to a previous prompt asking us for our Muse. For me, it is getting behind a camera and going off in search of wonderful things to photograph, especially with my macro lens to discover the tiny worlds that exist all around us.

x desleyjane

 

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. lensaddiction says:

    You make clover look exotic and interesting πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much!

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  2. Norah says:

    Clover in macro! How gorgeous! There is beauty even in the commonplace. When I was a child I used to sit in the clover, pick the flowers leaving the stems long, then use my fingernail to make a slit in the end of each stem and thread the flowers through to make chains I wore around my neck or in my hair. Thanks for rekindling the memory. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      What a wonderful memory!! They are so tiny I am sure you could have spent hours making chains. So sweet. Thank you and my pleasure.

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  3. RuthsArc says:

    Lovely photos. Good luck with your move. Look forward to seeing photos of your new place.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Ruth. I appreciate that.

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  4. Amy Sampson says:

    Beautiful! I’m glad it wasn’t your last shoot. I hope this one isn’t either. The garden is one of my happy places too. I plan to spend the whole afternoon in mine today. If I work fast, I may have time for pics after I clean up. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy. I hope you had time for pics πŸ™‚

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    Love that first shot Desley – and agree wholeheartedly w your happy place.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much!

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  6. vronlacroix says:

    I am reminded of the times I used to suckle the sweetness of the clover, when a Young girl. Lovely.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh really? You make that sound so nostalgic and wonderful. Thank you so much.

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  7. kirsten says:

    Clover was born to be shot in macro! Who knew?!? You…of course πŸ™‚ Fantastic Shots! I absolutely love macro photography, I really need to get out and do some more soon!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I just love getting down on the ground and exploring through my lens.

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  8. pommepal says:

    Clover is so lovely in close-up and you would also be surrounded with the sweet scent when you were that close. I share gardening and photography with you as my happy place…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It was beautiful. And much softer than I expected. It’s a lovely happy place πŸ˜„

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  9. lovely! makes me want to pay more attention to the things around me!

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  10. nalinki says:

    lovely flowers! I always enjoy your macro pictures!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. I love it so much and love to hear that as well 😊

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  11. gorgeous! And these last few shots will be all the more memorable for you!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      That’s very true Terri. Thanks so much.

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  12. yhealthy2000 says:

    Enjoy your happy place. Love your photos!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  13. badfish says:

    That first big flower on the left is very remarkable!!! Looks like you mastered the taking of photos outdoors!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. I practice a lot!! πŸ˜„

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  14. Hi Desley:

    Macro photography is so gorgeous. Commonplace things morph into something else, like an object created by a magician. I loved all your shots. It was a pleasant surprise to my tired eyes this Sunday early morning. Thank you for sharing.

    Bye,

    Omar.-

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much Omar. I think I’m happiest when I’m shooting macro, you’re right, it feels like magic!

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  15. Beautiful shots! I love my 60mm macro lens. It probably stays on my camera the most.
    It is indeed, my happy place, too!
    Glad I found your blog.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jessika πŸ™‚

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