Re-living the Past #5 – the first macros – flower and insect edition

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Close up or Macro

A Stingless Native Bee on a Murraya flower with an ant looking on – April 2013

My first Stingless Native Bee flying. This little one, 10mm in size, flying past a Hibiscus – April 2013

A Native flower on my place – July 2014

A Torenia flower, getting right in there – Oct 2014

The Hippeastrum flower showing the anthers – October 2014

Another Native flower on my place – July 2014

Inside the red Nasturtium flower – October 2014

On the screen this month

Clare’s Share Your Desktop June 2021

This is what I will be seeing every day. I have a very sad Nectarine tree but every Spring it bursts into life with blossoms. These flowers attracts the Native Stingless Bees.

AS Clare says –

Now it’s over to you.

  1. Please join in by sharing the photo* you have set as your wallpaper;
  2. Provide as little or as much detail as you wish;
  3. Either comment here with a link to your post or use a pingback so I know you have joined in the fun and I’ll visit your blog and your post and read all about your photo; and
  4. Share the fun around

Did you see it

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146 – Focusing on the Details

Like all photographers I like to find a subject and get set to take the photograph doing all the usual things which becomes innate after a while. Position of the subject, rule of thirds perhaps, lighting, background noise and all those things that make your photo the fabulous one you want.

One thing I like is after the photo has been taken and you plug the camera in to download and get a surprise to find something else in the image while you were busy focusing on the detail. Lets see what we can find among these photos.

Did you see the insect before or after seeing the Dandelion?

I wonder if you saw the flower buds or the spider or the insects who may not have known the spider was there too first

Was your focus drawn to the flowers detail, the Native Stingless Bees or the tiny jumping spider?

Getting in close to focus on the detail

The yellow Alamanda flower or the Ghost Crab Spider first?

In among the Torch Ginger flower lurks another tiny spider

I was after a photo of the small Billy Bonkers Grevillea flower as the light was so good, I didn’t see the ants

Another ant on a flower that was missed until down loading

Did you see the leaf, verandah boards, butterfly wing or the ant moving the wing?

An ants work is hard going

I didn’t see the Dwarf Eastern Tree Frog as the water lily flower looked so good in the late afternoon light

Who was inside the flower?

I hope you enjoyed trying to find what can be found while you focus on the detail.

The size of nature

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Size Comparison of Objects

Well you know what’s coming next don’t you?

This is your warning as requested

But don’t be a chicken

It’s only a photo

Have a look

Go on

Look