Hello everyone! This is an image of a ‘windflower’ or Japanese anenome – the bloom is tired, the light is soft and so it gave a feeling of the last dance of an evening. Autumn is here which for me means that it’s harvest time at work…we start picking this coming Monday and so for the next 10 days or so I will see tonnes and tonnes (literally) of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. An exciting but exhausting time so probably my last post for a few weeks. See you the other side! 😀
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Hello everyone, I’m still in macro mode at the moment so here is an image of the bracts which form the outside of a Protea flower (also sometimes known as sugarbushes). It’s hairy texture is both brilliant and a nightmare for macro as the hairs pick up every speck of dust and dirt. The colour reminded me of the confectionery Turkish Delight hence “Sugar Pink”. Click in for a larger image 🙂
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I took this image in December during our last summer. It was an image I’d forgotten about as it was a busy time with work and Christmas. I’m endlessly fascinated by the wonderful world of spiders, their camouflage and habits. Click in to see the details of this spider sitting in her summer flower – watching and waiting 🙂
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Hello everyone 🙂 It has been overcast, windy and drizzly for what seems an age and so I seem to be in macro mode at the moment. This is an unusual Chrysanthemum flower from a local florist. It has bi-coloured petals (a dark cream and light burgundy colour), light on one side and dark on the other, with a wonderful texture and a beautiful whorl at the centre.
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It has been so dry here, in reality since last September. Finally over the weekend we got the first of the autumn/winter storms so hopefully some rain is returning. Whilst I was grateful for the rain, it was not so good for taking images so I ended up mooching about on the back deck during the sunny spells and saw the rain drops on this daisy type plant 🙂
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Another quick hello! Having not had much opportunity to take images of late, I saw this in our garden a few weeks ago just as the last rays of the sun for the day were hitting this little flower (unusual for me, I threw the label away last year when I planted it – doh!). A wonderful moment with the background in deep shadow and the low angled light picking up detail of the pollen grains and petal texture 🙂
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Today I visited a new florist (Flowers in a Vase) and spent some time drooling over various stems and flowers. I came away with a few different specimens which I spent the afternoon photographing with the macro lens 🙂 Here is the first, a type of Protea which is native to South Africa but apparently grows quite happily here in Australia.
Taken using natural light