After yesterday’s record temperatures it was much cooler this morning and slightly overcast. A great morning for a walk on the Old Hills with my dogs and my camera. Today I was playing with my Burnside 35 and my extension tubes. I wanted to focus on the smaller flowers which before I got into photography I would never have noticed. The are so pretty and add colour to the area.
I was lucky to catch the cheeky little grasshopper. I couldn’t believe he didn’t take off as I got close.
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The buttercups are beautiful just mow and in places the common looks yellow. The orchids are easy to miss, surrounded by buttercups and yellow rattle.
When I was back on the Common at the weekend there was more than just the Orchids to photograph.
As a child we played outdoors and were forever getting covered in sticky willows but I was completely unaware that they flowered. The flowers are tiny but very pretty.
I was lucky enough to capture the ladybird and the stitchwort caught my attention behind the buttercup.
We went back to the common this weekend to exercise the dogs. They like to swim in the pond and its lovely to see familiar faces. Its the time of year the orchids bloom. They look great against the green background and amongst the yellow of the other summer flowers.
These shots were taken with my Lensbaby velvet 56. I could happily spend hours playing,
One of my Definitely Dreaming Project 52 prompts was “From my Doorstep“. I don’t have a great view but spotted a little weed growing in the crack between the wall and the path. It has a really pretty blue or purple flower and looks like a violet, so I used it to get my shot.
This inspired me to get my camera out and capture the other tiny flowers and weeds growing within a few feet of my doorstep. I was playing with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 and extension tubes. So often we miss what’s under our feet, failing to realise and appreciate the beauty.
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The Definitely Dreaming Project 52 prompt this week was “Looking Down”. Looking down I spotted some tiny flowers on the lawn. It was a race to get some shots before my husband got the lawnmower out. I don’t know what they are but they’re very pretty and less than half a cm across. I put the macro converters on my Edge 35 and had a play. My favourite shot is in the Project 52 portfolio and the others are below.
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At this time of year daisies and dandelions are everywhere, being so common we take them for granted. When I see dandelions I think of when I was a child and I was told picking them caused you to wet the bed. Amazing how things stick.
I usually take photos of the dandelions seed heads rarely the flowers but when I was experimenting with my Edge 35, photographing daisies the blurry yellow of the dandelions in the background made my shots more interesting.
And in black and white they provide great texture as part of the background.
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I’ve seen great shots of Calla Lilies and was thrilled to see some when I was in town last week. I thought it would be fun to play with my Lensbabies. I chose a pink one and brought it home. I’ve played over the last week or so and here are the best shots.
They were taken with the Edge 35. Velvet56 or Sweet 35, all with extension tubes.
It was a crisp cold morning when we were out with the dogs today. It got warm in the sunshine but there was a cold cutting wind making it cold when in the shadows. It was great walking weather and as always the dogs loved it. I had the Lensbaby Edge 35 on my camera and captured the shots below.
I had some cut flowers in a vase on a sunny windowsill and I couldn’t resist picking up my camera. It had the Lensbaby Velvet 56 on it with an extension tube, enabling me to get really close.
I then switched the Velvet 56 for the latest Lensbaby, the Edge35, still using extension tubes to let me get really close. I love the colours when I get this close.