Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's a tiny world out there

The bees (?) are busy doing their thing, whatever that is, on my sedum blossoms in the backyard. Now I don't know about you, but I am new to this macro game. And I don't like it when the bees do not behave and stand still for me. I can't tell you how many blurry bee shots I had to take until I got this one.

I just love the purplish blue of this morning glory. Aren't they pretty climbing fences right now? I used a Flora Bella texture and one from Isabella.

The top leaves are processed with Everyday Element's Amanda's "Hershey" action. You can find Amanda here: She is awesome!

The second one I used a cooling filter(82) at 25%.

This zinnia is a volunteer in Jan's vegetable garden. I love how the +10 gets in close and personal. :o)

I am linking up to a brand new party today:

 Enjoy the rest of the day, my dears!

Peace and love,



Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. bean, I need to take lessons. Richard from My Old Historic House.


Wow! I'm loving your photography. Well done! Thanks for stopping by to say hello.


hootnonny said...

You are rockin' those close up filters! I look forward to see what you're shooting next!

Barbara said...

Each one was fabulous! I think you've got the macro thing down - love that bee image!

Emily said...

Thank you SO much for linking up with Tones on Tuesday! I fixed the problem and your link is showing up now :o). I changed your link from your blog address to your permalink address so others will be able to find these amazing photos. I hope that is ok! The action you used to turn the tones from green to brown on those leaves is lovely. The light and composition in that photo is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and I hope to see you next week too!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOWHOW on the zinnia close up, GIRL, that is totally superb. Its a whole new world out there when you see it close up. Now, root in the grass and see what you see. Its how I found the orange pinwheel mushrooms. They are only the size of a BB pellet. Careful as you get on our knees in the grass, you find you never want to get back up.
Cant wait to see more of your new world.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Charlotte, you are so witty. I'm embarrassed to tell you how many blurry photos I come away with while shooting nature. The wind blows the flowers around or the insects refuse to stay still. Yep, it's a challenge and tests the little bit of patience God endowed me with. Which isn't much. :)

I think these are all amazing. You are doing a fantastic job on macro! I really love the colors and exposure in the bee shot. This really is a wonderful collection!

ImSoVintage said...

I love your photos. That bee is amazing. can't wait until I can get a better camera. so I can join in the fun.

lisa said...

These are wonderful Charlotte!
Especially that gorgeous morning glory.

Leckeres fuer Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

lovely weekend flowers :)

hootnonny said...

Checking for your next installment of macro pics.

BTW I livened up Madison's eyes in the B/W. Thanks to Rita's Bright Eyes.

♥ Helen said...

The photos are wonderful and look at the beautiful colors ツ

Anna said...

I love the details of nature and these are wonderful captures!