Macro Garden Series – 5

Spiders galore! Devouring their lunch, hiding away, spinning webs, making plans… Shot at Wilson Botanic Park with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm (120m equivalent) macro lens. Submitting it to Jude’s Macro in the Garden challenge. Jude is looking for macro garden shots throughout April – come along and join in! x desleyjane Advertisements

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More Bee Photos

The title says it all really. I love photographing bees. Although the dead ones are much better behaved 😜 Technically this should be part of my Macro Garden Series, but it’s bees, so…. I’m also linking it here to Jude’s March Garden Challenge, where she’s looking for wildlife in the garden.  Take a look at…

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Bee Detailed.

I posted some macro shots of a bee that I found recently. I went back to take another look at the photos and went through the ones that I had not yet edited and decided to crop in and take a look at the detail that I was able to capture. I think he’s actually…

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Of Wasps and Bees

I found this little guy on my windowsill and transferred him to my white side table. A simple process you might think, but I refused to touch it and was too lazy to get up so I used my lens cap instead. Which wasn’t really appropriate but it worked eventually. I thought it was a…

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Morning Bugs

This little bug is about a centimetre long and the little fly is about 3mm long. Taken with my Olympus OMD EM5 with the 60mm macro lens, up close and personal, and edited in Lightroom. Handheld, as usual, and taken when I got up early for my Dewy Gemstones shoot. Is it just me, or…

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Flowers of Amsterdam

Here’s my second post on my whirlwind trip to Amsterdam. You can see my first post here. Today, I want to show you the flowers. We found these in big planters outside the Eye Film Institute. Some of them seem like they’re made of tissue paper. Also, there’s a special little surprise in the mix…  …

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Tiny Little Curiosities

I have posted a number of photos from my garden recently: Reaching Up Alien Plant Farm Jade Droplets Papillion Grasshopper, Munching.   Here are three more photos from my garden: The wasps have built a nest on the fairy lights that hang across the roof of my patio. I need to spray them as they…

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Grasshopper, Munching

You may have recently read my post about the caterpillars that have taken up residence in my lime tree. I’m quite fascinated with them and I try to check on them every day or two to make sure that the birds haven’t gobbled them up. While I’m out in the garden, I take my camera…

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Papillion

Another stroll through my little back garden has revealed more aliens (you can find the previous aliens here). These aliens are masquerading as caterpillars! I have a lime tree, I’ve had it for about 10 years maybe? I had it in a pot when I was renting a little house and moved it to my…

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Fly on Flower

Fly lands on flower      Searching for the sweet nectar            But he’s not a bee   My first and quite pathetic attempt at a haiku – eek! But I like the photo. Unfortunately, his feet are disappearing into the flower due to my shallow depth of field but this…

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The Stuff of Nightmares

I really have to share this night of horror (and hilarity) that I experienced last night. I apologise in advance to those of you who must protect all living creatures, but I live in Australia, where not all creatures are cute and benign. I was up late, caught up reading blogs, chatting to everyone and…

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