Friday, October 3, 2014

Floral Friday - Garden Flowers

I was a bit scared for this challenge as we have somewhere in the vicinity of three flowers in our garden :P As luck would have it my extension tube arrived in the mail on Monday so I got to have a bit of fun with macro :) I have previously posted about extension tubes here - back then I only had the cheapest version and I may do another post explaining why paying a bit more is worth it. For now though let's look at some pretty pictures!





Can you spot the tiny spider?


Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie (trishie@underlockandkeyblog. com) for next month's theme

33 comments:

  1. Wow, GORGEOUS macro pictures of beautiful flowers. Great to have extension tube, mine is not SLR p:)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Since going to a manual capable camera I've never looked back :) :)

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  2. I love your photography so so much. These macro shots are incredible. Love seeing all the details. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    PS: what do you think of the bachelor finale? I was so upset he picked Sam. Lisa was my fav.

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    1. Hey Trishie! I only just watched the final episode and I'll shamefully admit I got a bit teary when he rejected Lisa but in saying that Sam was my fav - Lisa being a super close second! I then did some googling to see that Sam and Blake have since broke up - gosh, the fickle world of the Bachelor!

      Its seems only the first season peeps ever stay together!

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  3. Your pictures are so beautiful. You can really see all the details in each flower.

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  4. Aren't we lucky that your extension tube arrived in time. Lovely macros!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  5. such beautiful photos. :) They keep me coming back to your blog
    Juli Xx

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  6. Beautiful. I love macro photography.

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    1. It's fun to examine all the cool details in nature :)

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  7. These are so pretty! loving the beautiful colors

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  8. Your photographs taken with the macro lens are all so very beautiful.
    I remember taking a photo with my lens and also spotting a tiny spider inside the hyacinth.
    Happy weekend
    Carolyn

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  9. Gorgeous flowers, you've captured them beautifully!

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  10. Exquisite photography Fee!
    I read your link about the tubes - can you tell me what camera you use?
    I'm struggling with my little Lumix to get good macro shots.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Hugs
    Shane

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    1. I use a mark 5d ii. I haven't had a point and shoot camera in ages but for all the years I did, macro was one of my favourite features of them! I definitely wouldn't advocate heading down the expensive path that is DSLR cameras if it's just macro you're after. For me, since I have all the gear it makes sense for me to keep investing in all things DSLR but you might be better off googling a point and shoot camera that is known for good macro - if they are still capable of such?

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  11. Wow! AMAZING detail. You really have gift for capturing the beauty in things. x

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  12. stunning pics. I think I may have to take my camera for a walk in the botanical gardens soon :)

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    1. for sure! I'm sad we never made it to the botanical gardens

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  13. Stunning, inspiring, jaw dropping - how talented you are!!

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  14. such beautiful beautiful pictures! love the colors!

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  15. Prettiest details and colors! Really the macro world is a very unknown one to us :) We were watching a movie last Sunday where the main character is obsessed about taking close-up pictures of eyes and (maybe call me crazy) but somehow I feel a similarity with the daisy pistil view.

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    1. Patterns are definitely repeated in nature, so you are definitely not crazy. Ben said to me the other day "what has happened to my girlfriend - taking macro photos of flowers" and I laughed because a few years back I never would have been seen dead doing such things :P

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  16. Stunning photographs! I havent used a macro lens before. I would love another post about it!

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. I think I will explain the extension tubes a bit more, I've had a play with a macro lens but I probably lack the knowledge to say too much on the actual lens, but the tubes make a nice DIY version :)

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