Today I went out to the park to practice shooting in the macro mode. It was a very productive day!! Enough that I am going to save several of the photos for a later date.
Oh, and let me say that I haven't cropped any of these photos today. I just decided to get up close and personal with the subjects!
But for now, let's look at the fun I had!
First, I turned my camera to macro mode,
And attached my macro lens.
Then I drove to the park. I figured I'd be taking a lot of pictures of flowers (which I did) but I got a few other things as well.
I parked the car and spotted this large pile of stone. I thought I'd look for interesting things there. (Notice that the edges are out of focus. That's because my camera was in the macro mode.)
As I walked toward them, I nearly stepped on this lovely little plant.
So I tried a shot from the side, which turned out nicely.
Next to that I spotted this pretty purple plant. (anyone know what kind of flowers they are?)
So I tried a couple up close of that one. Some of the branches were blurry because it was WINDY out today!
I thought it might be nice to have that pile of stones in the background. It wasn't as nice as I thought it would be, but still not too bad.
Then I thought it would be cool to get the stones in focus and blur the flowers. I don't like it as much though.
At this point, I slipped,
And realized that I didn't really dress appropriately for this outing!
Oh well! Lesson learned.
Anyway, I decided to head over to the rock pile. There was a random piece of a large pot among the stones. It was a little strange, but I liked the color.
Then I heard a small noise and saw this little guy next to my foot.
I was thrilled! So now to get closer and maybe from a different angle. I sat on a rock next to the frog's and started to lean in.
And even closer!! ( the lens was about 2 inches from the frog in the next one!)
Then I wondered if I could get around in front of him without scaring him away.
At this point, I sat up (probably too quickly) and when I looked back down, he was gone. :(
Awwww..... too bad - that was FUN!
So I started walking back to the car and I noticed some little bees floating around those same purple flowers.
Again, I had to get pretty close, but it worked!
On the way back to the car, I passed the grill. Sure, why not!?
Tried a couple of those. Not too shabby!
What next!?! This is really starting to be exciting. I'm finding things to photograph in the macro mode that AREN'T flowers!
Here's a cool staircase that is blocked off.
Here's why it's blocked off.
Wonder what that looks like close up?
I love the way this turned out!
There were also a few boards, bricks, and of course, flowers, but those will have to wait. This post has gotten pretty long.
Have a wonderful night everyone. More tomorrow!
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