Monday, March 7, 2016

Macro Finds

I am glad to have the Olympus OMD-EM10 with macro function. Every time i go to the garden i see different things that normally elude the naked eye because they are so small. Sometimes you have to purposely look for these very small things, so they will be obvious, otherwise they really camouflage very well.

There is a lot of macro subjects in the garden, but lack of time is normally my dilemma. When i am about to leave, i wonder why more of them suddenly surface, as if they want to have their photos too.

The above yellow spider's body is only around 3mm, but the feet are so long that a predator will be caught before it reaches the main body. Here, it is guarding its egg mass with its life. A few spider web fibers enclose them, but it is not very thick to ward off predators. 


 That bee is too early,  already trying to get nectar or maybe pollen from a marigold which is not fully open yet. I wonder if it can already get what it wants. 

Anthers of a hippeastrum flower at an early stage, when pollens are not yet mature or ready for pollination

This gumamela or hibiscus in the morning when it is still full of dew. In a little while the dew will evaporate with the rising sun, and the flower will be fully open.


23 comments:

  1. Incredible, incredible macros! I haven't captured many macros lately. That kind of photography is fascinating because the camera can capture things the eye can't see without magnification. Beautiful images!

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    1. Macro shots are really fascinating, although they are so difficult to take most of the time. Besides, they are so small while in outdoors a slight wind ruins your every attempt to focus.

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  2. Fantastic Macro photos. The yellow spider is so tiny & a great Bee capture too. I always have trouble with birds & flying insects. I always fuss around too long for the "perfect shot" & they often fly away before I press the shutter.

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    1. hahaha, you're not alone, i am often like that too! You don't know how many insects and butterflies i've missed for wrong settings, fortunately there's a lot of them here in the tropics, it is time which i often lack. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Beautiful macro photos! It is always fascinating to see these little creatures up close, and the same for those very pretty flowers.
    Denise
    http://anenglishgirlrambles2016.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Denise, it is really challenging taking macro shots.

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  4. Amazing photos. Good job. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Flower Alley, why is your site already removed? Did you stop blogging already? Thanks for dropping by.

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  5. Beautiful macros! Had to laugh though... Everything shows up for me just as I am about to leave. Today I was taking pics of our neighborhood eagles and as soon as I put my camera away, the babies popped their heads up. So frustrating.

    I love all your thoughtful macros, but the poor bee trying so hard to get the pollen that isn't there yet is my favorite picture. (Talk about frustrating!)

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    1. Oh Sallie, i had to laugh with you too, haha these subjects are just teasing us i think! I again smiled with your choosing the bee i am concerned with, because pollen are not there yet. LOL.

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  6. Excellent macro finds and shots.

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  7. The last one is ready to pop and I'm intrigued by the pink in the fist shot. Looks like a rose quartz.

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    1. That pink one is the egg mass with millions of live spider babies. I am tempted to prick it but am a little concerned with the mother spider and all the time and energies it spent guarding it.

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  8. amazing images! they are all really beautiful! have a beautiful week! <3

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  9. great madro shots and I especially love the Bee image

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  10. Hello, awesome macro shots. I love the spdier and the bee. Have a happy week!

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  11. These are wonderful macros Andrea. I like to photograph spiders when I can and this is a great capture..Michelle

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  12. Extraordinary image of the spider. I have never seen one like this before. And the macro of the hibiscus is magical.

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  13. I love the color of that bee..and u took it really nice..can I save it as wallpaper? Thanks

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  14. These macros are fabulous. I have always been fascinated by macrophotography and the way it reveals amazing details we would never see otherwise. I especially like the shot of the anthers of the hippeastrum flower.

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