Lens-Artist Challenge #130

Lens-Artist Challenge #130- Close Encounters Thanks to Anne Sandler for hosting this week's challenge and for her excellent explanation of the difference between close-up and macro photography. It was very informative! I love doing macro shots. It's like looking into another world to me. Sure, most of my macros are of insects and flowers. Those... Continue Reading →

CMMC- Close-up or Macro

Cee's Midweek Madness Challenge: Close-up or Macro I love a good macro. I believe Cee said something about not using flowers or insects. I get it, no worries, but it puts a crimp in my macro options. Thankfully there's an option for close-ups, which is different from macro (in my humble opinion). So I've gone... Continue Reading →

RDP- Macro

RDP- Macro If you've seen my photos, you know I love macro! Here are some examples. It was cool that this grasshopper was on the window and I could get some really neat angles.

PaWC: Raindrops

The Photo a Week Challenge is "Raindrops". Raindrops just add something to a photo for some reason. The raindrops on these plants looked like jewels to me. They all just settled in the center of the plant. A raindrop in a Lantana flower, which is extremely tiny. Another example of some raindrops in Lantana flowers.... Continue Reading →

PaWC: Three of a Kind

The Photo a Week Challenge is "Three of a Kind" this week. The requirement is three photos of the same subject but from different perspectives. I found something to fit that requirement. This iris had a friendly bee visiting. I started with a close-up shot and gradually got closer. Oh the joys of a macro... Continue Reading →

Hello Beautiful!

I got the idea to go up to the Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City last weekend. I'd seen some irises growing in yards nearby and that reminded me of the magic in the gardens. It's been raining and severe storms had been plaguing us all last week and Saturday was suppose to be a... Continue Reading →

Quote 13

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.  ~George Kneller on the trail to Nugget Falls

Ahhhh Nature

I've been having a "Wild Kingdom" kinda vibe around here these past two weeks. Insects and spiders have been making their presence known more than usual for some reason. (If you're spider phobic, be warned, there are spider photos below.) I can't say I'm spider phobic since I don't have an uncontrollable fear of them.... Continue Reading →

Final WPC- All-Time Favorites

Weekly Photo Challenge- All Time Favorites Man, I can't believe this is the last one. This is sad. Here are some of my all-time favorite photos. I don't usually do slideshows, but since I've chosen a bunch of photos I thought it'd be easier for y'all to see them. Farewell WPC! You will be missed.

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