Macro Garden Series – 19

I would usually post a fern frond in black and white, but the colours in this one were so lovely, I had to keep it in colour. Shot at Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens. Olympus OMD EM5, 60mm macro. x desleyjane

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Melbourne Streets 17

I found these flowers on our walk through Albert Park in South Melbourne. I had my 45mm lens on (90mm equivalent). This is a gorgeous portrait lens, and I’ve been trying to use it more in every day photography. You can’t get very close, it’s no good for macro, but it can produce beautiful booked…

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Macro Garden Series – 17

Such pretty pink camellias. If you love macro like I do, check out Musin’ With Susan‘s weekly macro challenge. I thought this photo would fit in well there.  Olympus OMD EM5, 60mm macro. Happy Birthday to my dear friend Tony. It’s his birthday today and while pink isn’t really his colour (actually he can’t see pink),…

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Gritty / Pretty

I took these two photos in the same street, just a few meters apart, in Sydney, not far from the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which I photographed recently. Such a contrast between the dark and the light, the gritty and the pretty. We often see what we want to see.  Shot with my…

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Macro Garden Series – 15

This is my last post in my macro garden series from my trip with Julie to the Wilson Botanic Park. This flower was growing in the carpark and I was struck by its shape, its sharp edges.   Shot with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm (120mm equivalent) macro lens. I hope you’ve enjoyed…

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Macro Garden Series – 9

I thought this was a fungus or lichen growing on this tree trunk, but had to do some research to be sure. It is a Bracket Fungus, and these are the fruiting bodies of the fungus – people sometimes call them conks apparently. While they look like mushrooms and you’d expect them to be soft,…

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