Monday Macro: An Indoor Experiment.

This week’s Monday macro is an example of what I call “Rainy Day Photography”. It’s what I do when I’m itching to take macro shots and the weather is keeping me indoors. (I could call it “Still Life” but that sounds a bit like an artistic composition of a few Read more…

Monday Macro: An Agapanthus Bud.

I’ve been watching and photographing a single Agapanthus bud in the garden . When I first spotted this Agapanthus bud, it struck me how full of energy it must be. I also imagined I could see a little face on it, but that’s something you’ll either recognise or you won’t. Read more…

Monday Macro: A Little Bit of Bokeh.

In photography, bokeh (/ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə or /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay;[1] Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Wikipedia I think “bokeh” is a wonderful word; especially as I spent most of my life not knowing what it was! In fact I’d never even heard of it. I did used to Read more…

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Monday Macro: Blue on Pink

Damselflies are often described as “Flying Needles”, and not very big needles either! In fact they are about the size of the smallest needle you get in a pack. I look forward to photographing them every year. Recently I was lucky enough to sit for ages watching this Common Blue Read more…

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