Friday, April 27, 2012

Macro Mania


Now that the weather is consistently at or around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius, which is pretty normal for this part of Canada, flowers are showing their faces everywhere.

Armed with my macro lens today I ventured out into the garden and these are what I found:

 Corydalis Lutea (no yellow flowers yet)

 Azalea buds

 Hellebore / Christmas Rose (in England it blooms in December)


 Marsh Marigold


 Corkscrew Witch Hazel catkins

William and Mary' / Lungwort


 Daffodil 



 Seed cone from Fir tree


 Pieris Japonica

 And my favourites again........'William and Mary'




22 comments:

  1. These are absolutely beautiful! Our weather has been -2C here in Ontario and some of our spring plants are not doing so well. :(

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    1. Br-r-r! That's cold! If it's anything like the weather here, it will 'turn on a dime' and be summer before you know it!

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  2. We seem to be having everyone else's bloody cold and rain at the moment. :-(

    Great shots you macro maniac! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Chris. Thanks for SHARING your weather....it's lousy here today!

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  3. Gorgeous photos! You should have bought that macro lens years ago. What's your problem?
    Your Friend, m.

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  4. Oh, nice! I love macro shots in the garden. Looks like you've got some really beautiful flowers coming up. I love that Hellebore! I haven't been getting out much these days to snap photos and I'M GOING BATTY. Our weather has been awful. Can you share some of yours with us? :)

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    1. Sure I will share as much as I can. Today actually is quite stormy.....blowing rain, gray and dark! Not good weather for flowers, other than the water!

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  5. Beautiful shots from your garden! I love the witch hazel catkins.

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    1. Me too! They look almost exotic!

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  6. Wow - I wish my Mum could take pictures as good as those!! Do you use a tripod as well as the macro lens?

    Have a fun weekend,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Thanks! I haven't used a tripod yet but know I will very soon. Tripods can be somewhat limiting especially when you are on the ground in a twisted position! lol But they are a necessity in certain shots.

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  7. OHHHHH!!! These photos are breathtaking (and I think I've said that before about your photos)!!! Great macro lens, but brilliant artist's eye. I am awe-struck.

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    1. Oh Mitch 'get out of here'! Thanks. The macro lens is right up my alley.....nice and close.

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    2. I think that's a lens too far Jim, lol.

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  8. Those are amazing shots. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the second shot of the seed cone.

    Amazing work!

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  9. oh jim
    I wish you could come to wales and photograph my lot!
    you could make even the bog standard chicken look good

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    1. You bet I could, Johnny Boy! lol If we are ever in your area we'll let you know!

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  10. Beautiful! Our prairie flowers are just starting, but we are in for a hard freeze tonight.

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    1. We forget that it is still April and our temperature went down to 1 degree celsius last night.

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  11. Oh! I have always wanted a macro! These are some absolutely beautiful shots! Love what you captured.

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    1. I am surprised you don't have one Becky. But then again, some people may object to 'close-ups' of their nostril hairs!!! lol And other various and sundry 'things'.

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