It’s in the eye

Sunshine’s Macro Monday  – 11 and Kate’s Friday Fun: Reptile

To me macro is getting in close not just a whole flower but what’s inside or not just an small insect but perhaps their wing up or body so close that you can see ever so much. So today let’s get up close with an Eastern Water Dragon and see eye to eye.

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Getting close with bees

Another double photo challenge with photos of bees taken on the weekend.

First we have the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Close
and  there is Sunshine’s Macro Monday

I must start of mentioning Sue from Nan’s farm who I have had a conversation or two about macro photography. Sue is also one of the hosts of the Weekly Prompts. Sue gave me a mention in her post on Close which did inspire me to get a couple of bee photos. Have a look what Sue said on her Nan’s Farm Close post.

OK, lets get a bit close with some Bees which also follows my theme so far for Sunshine’s Macro Monday.

The Rocket flowers at my besties has been a magnet for the bees over the past few weeks
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Not only honey bees but the tiny Stingless Native Bees as well190902_blog_challenge_close_stingless_native_bee
It is always a challenge to get some bee flying action. Patience and a steady gaze on the bees and the flowers and shoot.
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All of the photos were taken sitting in the chair having morning tea in the garden. I used the telephoto function of my Canon PowerShot SX70HS set on Auto. A bit of cropping using Corel PaintShop Pro 2019

The Bee

Sunshines Macro Monday – 5

I am keeping with my plant theme for a bit longer – flower, leaf, bark (with a spiders web) and water drops. So now a Stingless Native Bee. These bees are about 5mm in size so just perfect for Macro Monday. I think the pollen sacks are full

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Drops on a web

I am going to do another double photo challenge.
We have Terri’s Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #CloseUp
and Sunshine’s Macro Monday 4

So far for Sunshine’s Macro Monday I have done a flower, a leaf and a bark with a spiders web, so I should follow my theme with water drops on a spiders web
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and continue with more spiders webs and perhaps a spider or two to satisfy my close-ups for Terri. WARNING for those who may find spiders scary, the last photo is a close-up
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It’s next…………look away now

 

 

 

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