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Weekend Wanderings – My Backyard through a Macro

Earlier in the week I mentioned that a very good friend of mine, perhaps the best photography buddy I have ever, had lent me her Canon 600D and 60mm Macro lens.  I have been playing with it on and off this last week, and today I thought I would give you a macro view of my backyard.  Though, some really is my backyard, I also mean in the area I live, so this morning I went out to the park and got some photos of it as well.


LeanneCole-macro-20140530-0011As I was getting into the car I could see that we were going to have a beautiful sunrise and I ummed and ahhed about whether or not I should try and capture it.  In the end I decided that I had the wrong camera, or really, the wrong lens with me, and by the time I got into position it would be gone.  So I decided not to worry about it, but when I got to where I wanted to take photos I decided to try one with the macro lens, and this was the result.

LeanneCole-macro-20140530-0028I think we forget too that a macro can also be used as a normal lens.  This is a little spot I recently discovered and it is one I would like to return to.  My own little waterfall to experiment on.

LeanneCole-macro-20140530-0050I got a bug, at least I think that is what it is.  I don’t really know.  I took the image and didn’t realise that anything was there until I got it on the computer.  I was experimenting with a smaller depth of field.

LeanneCole-macro-20140530-9944I also picked a few flowers from the garden and tried photographing them inside.  It was so hard doing it outside without a tripod.  It good inside, so much better.

LeanneCole-macro-20140530-0005I picked some dandelions as well, sprayed them with water and took some photos.  Then I thought, what would happen if I put them in the freezer and the water froze on them.  Quite a great effect, but I have to warn you, the stalks don’t cope and they go all limp, and fall over.  You have to be quick.   I love dandelions, the little stalk things are like the illustrations they show you of the neurons in our brains.  I wonder if that is why we like that.  Just saying.

I am going to leave it there, and just leave the gallery for you to enjoy.  Some of the images are a bit fuzzy, sorry. I had to use manual focus, and well, my eye sight isn’t as good as it used to be.  Happy clicking this weekend.