Another bright and intricate flower from the garden series. The colours were so vibrant. I was expecting to find bees on these flowers, but there weren’t any.


Shot at Wilson Botanic Park with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm (120mm equivalent) macro lens.

I think this is my last entry to Jude’s Macro in the Garden challenge. What fun April has been. I can’t stop now, many more macro garden shots coming 🙂

x desleyjane

Posted by:desleyjane

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26 replies on “Macro Garden Series – 7

    1. I did!! I scheduled out one post every Thursday for 15 weeks. And then I went to the Melbourne gardens a couple of weekends ago so my macro garden Thursdays are all set for ages! Oh purple is your colour? Marvelous!

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    1. Thank you! I used to have trouble with focus as well. I ended up writing a “5 tips for macro” post once I figured out. You have to really understand how close your lens can come with. Mine can’t get closer than 20cm or it just won’t focus. Once you get used to that, I think it’s all about the angle. I try to be as parallel to the subject as I can be. If I’m slightly above or below then the focus goes. I hope that helps. I can link the tips post if you want?

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      1. I have found it easier to focus if there are no other distractions around the subject. And I’ll try taking it off auto settings. It’s very much a learning process 🙂
        It does stop me taking hundreds of photos though, which is probably a good thing!

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  1. Our bees are gone. I walked through a landscape of orchards and wildflowers dripping with bees. I LOVED it. They are gone now. For a couple of years I saw bumble bees, this summer, not so much.
    Interesting plant.

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