Hummingbird refracted in a water droplet – fun with macro photography!
Water droplet refraction photography using a purple daisy, a macro lens, focus-stacking, and some imagination
Macro photography of a purple salvia with an image of a nectaring Ruby-throated Hummingbird refracted in water droplets
I had some free time while Rich watched the Super Bowl. As much as I’ve tried to learn to like sports, it just hasn’t worked. So I’m afraid the Super Bowl was accentuated with my squeals of joy as I executed a photographic vision in my macro “studio.” This was the picture I envisioned. I […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! This macro shot of an azalea combines flowers, water, and some filter effects that reminded me of a heart. Perfect for sharing on Valentine’s Day!
My macro lens helped me explore a hibiscus flower up close
Another rainy day, another afternoon of macro photography fun with flowers and water droplets.
Rainy weekends are good for water droplet macro photography. All you need is a macro lens, water mister and patience!
Springtime blooms make for fun flower photography
Clouds kept me inside for some fun with flowers and water. Water droplets, refractions, flowers, RainX, and focus stacking experiments!
Poor Squirt – it wasn’t enough that I withheld pansies for lightpad photography once, but I had such a good time that I did it again! I took some pansies and some small petunias and played more with my new ArtOGraph Lightpad. Then I spent a rainy afternoon having fun with the post-processing. A few of […]
Rich got me an ArtOGraph Lightpad for Christmas, after seeing me drool over some of Denise Ippolito’s flower shots. I infuriated Squirt by photographing some pansies on the Lightpad out on his porch, where he sat waiting to devour my subjects as soon as I finished photographing them. Whiskey was right there, too! At our […]
My mom’s neighbors (hi Dick and Connie!) recently gave her a branch from a flowering orchid, and my mom was sweet and froze it for me! I guess she wanted to see more frozen flowers on my blog. :) Then she was nice enough to keep it in the freezer for me for a few […]
I have a secret. Don’t tell Squirt. The last time we bought him pansies, I didn’t give them to him right away. I took them to the backyard and photographed them. Then he got to devour them. I have another secret. I wanted to try photographing pansies in rain, but there was no rain in […]
The yellow flowers are back at the Circle B Bar Reserve! Each year in November, the marsh landscape bursts into color with the blooms of the burr marigolds. These flowers are of the scientific genus bidens, and another common name for them is beggartick. They are native to Florida and grow well in swampy locations like […]
We spent a weekend in north Georgia recently to capture some of the fall foliage, and I tucked my macro lens into my bag, looking forward to the opportunity to photograph some flowers as well. The fall blooms at Callaway Gardens are always fun to shoot. The gardens have large spectacular displays of mums, and […]
Can you believe it’s October already? Seems like it was just yesterday that I was photographing baby Sandhill Cranes and newborn cygnets! And now the fall breeze is in the air and the days are getting shorter, quickly. That means it’s time for fall mums and pumpkins! Chrysanthemums are some of my favorite flowers. They […]
We took a walk around the neighborhood the other night and I had to take my camera. Our community flower beds are full of colorful pentas right now, and they call my name every time I drive by them! The mass of colors made me want to experiment with some intentional blurs… First I tried […]
A few weeks ago I spent a Saturday morning at Bok Tower, a wonderful garden in Lake Wales, Florida. It was architected by Frederick Law Olmstead and dedicated by President Coolidge in 1929. The tower itself is fun to photograph, but what attracted me was the possibility of migrant warblers. I seem to find a […]
Ever since my first frozen flower experiments, Rich whispers “Freeze me!” in my ear every time we pass a clump of African Irises. On a recent rainy day (we’ve had plenty of those!), I took a flower inside and did some more experimentation. This time I didn’t freeze the flower. I set it up in […]