Thursday, July 9, 2009

Walking with the macro


I walked about the yard with the macro lens.
It is always a treat to find the small joys of nature.

I like to see the world up close.




It does get personal when the bugs
land on me!


The Day Flower shimmers in the afternoon sunlight.

The macro lens picks up the glitter.


The birds planted sunflowers in the strangest places.




Seeing the Hog Sphinx also called the Virginia Creeper Sphinx

in the ivy was the best treat of all.

I did not need the macro to see this giant!

I did have to look twice as she was so well camouflaged!

29 comments:

Rosey Pollen said...

Those bugs looked as big as life. I am just glad you didn't have a spider. Even though I know they are good for the garden, they still creep me out. Nice shots!
Rosey

Janie said...

You take fantastic macro shots. Your captures make the bugs look beautiful. I'm sure they're smiling at the camera!

Mary said...

Great macros! That sphynx is amazing!

marmee said...

you have to love looking at life thru the lens...getting to see all the details and really drink them in. wonderful!

Judy said...

Wonderful macros, as ever!! I wonder what sort of a butterfly or moth was sitting on you? Don't recall seeing one all white like that.

dAwN said...

Holey moley those are some awesome macros!

Jama said...

Amazing macro! I want those lens!

Talking To My Soul said...

Holy God! How long have I been away from your beautiful blog, Sherry!!!

Good to be back. It's so de-stressing here.

*smiles*

Richard said...

I'd just like to add my name to the list and say what fantastic photographs

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my good heavens. I LOVE these shots. Perfect!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wonderful photos! Macro is my favorite. What kind of moth is the lat picture? Great shots.

A wildlife gardener said...

I love coming here...I love everything you do. I adore all creatures, both large and small, and close-up-and-personal too :)

You show me what your eyes have seen and how you feel about the world around you. I am so thankful to be sharing it with you :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Gorgeous phots! You are very talented!

Becky said...

Your macro pix are stunning stunning stunning . . . just wonderful. It is always a pleasure for me when i visit your garden blog.
I love the closeup of the white bug on your arm. WOW

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You take great macros. It is indeed fun to walk around the yard with a macro lens. ;-)

TC said...

Your close-ups are stunning!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Simply stunning work with the macro lens, and without :)

Slow and Beautiful — Snail

Prospero said...

That last moth is really quite the sight. Fantastic markings.

Shelley said...

Your photography is amazing! Loved these macros!

Paula Scott said...

Breathtaking! All of these are simply breathtaking! In particular, the last one of that giant moth!

uncleawang said...

A prefect macro shot !!fantastic :)
Thanks for the visit & have a nice day.

Ann said...

You must be so patient to snap these photos. Were you lying on the ground?

Tammie Lee said...

Each photo is wonderful.
To capture all the detail on the white moth must not common. And the little flower is a gem. Wishing you a grand day wandering.

A wildlife gardener said...

I drool over all you post, dear Sherry...such exquisite workmanship which shows patience and your love for nature. these photos take my breath away...thank you so much for sharing them :)

Here's my amazing variety of annual poppies grown from seed this year...

http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2009/08/ephemeral-poppies.html

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Walking around with a macro lens sure is a fun thing to do! Nice photos!

mitt vattenhål said...

Macro is a favourite for me too. So many details to see not visible otherways. Natures creation is always surprising

Lin said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for the tip about the Coneflower tea, but, like you, I prefer the butterflies! Thanks for stopping by!

arabesque said...

oh my! those bugs and insects look pretty scary... but certainly very colorful and so up close!
love your shots! ^-^

Sylvia said...

OH WOW...love that last picture...is that a moth? You take some awesome pictures!