Friday, November 12, 2010

Macro Friday - solo beauty

Dita and Darlings visit 229

During our little jaunt to our local park with Dita and Darlings
last week-end, we popped into one of the greenhouses where the humidity and heat from the tropical area immediately steamed up our camera lenses. I waited a good few minutes for the fog to clear but when it didn't, and I spied this stalwart soldier, begging to be captured on film (sounds great but we can't really say that anymore, can we?). Where was I? Oh yes, I grabbed my scarf (yikes) and wiped away the fog and snapped away. It was dark so I really upped my ISO but I still liked what I got.

Every Friday when I visit my bloggy friend from Hong Kong, Buckeroomama - I admire her macro photography. So I thought I would join her and many others in this blog hop.

I sometimes pine a little for a real macro lens like the Nikon 105mm f2.8 VR Micro (hint, hint Santa). I often paint flowers in my paintings and am fascinated by the tiny details in them. My lenses do ok for now but I'd love a macro one day.

Stop by Blogging from Bolivia for more macro shots all week-end.

And I hope you find some flowers in your week-end too!


Wanda said...

Hi, I came by from Sky Watch Friday when I saw your comment and saw you were "Wanda".

I'm Wanda too, and enjoyed your fantastic photo. Also think you have such an adorable family!

Our family said...

You have such an incredible eye and the skill and talent
too!!!! I hope Santa brings this to you!!!!

And Miles To Go... said...

great macro. BTW--we have an adopted daughter from China too! From Xuwen, Guangdong adopted in March of 2006.

Dhemz said...

amazing! I like it a lot....:)

Glad to be here. My MACRO FRIDAY is up as well! Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Janice said...

Very, very nice!

Terri said...

What a great shot!!! I hope Santa give you what you want this year!!! =)

justine said...


Coneflower Ranch said...

Great lighting, so beautiful!

Mommy2Four said...


Lisa said...

Very dramatic & tres cool!!!


Happy weekend!!!!

Evelyn S. said...

It's a totally delightful capture!

Buckeroomama said...

Love the shadows... they just make the shot all the more interesting!

Oh, Wanda --thank you for the shout-out. =) I hope "Santa" reads your blog and you'll get your wish!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love the contrast! So creative.

Mama Monkey said...

great photograph!

Dita said...

I can still hear my gasp when I saw you do that with your scarf! Nice shot given the fog and the lack of light in there!! VERY nice!

I have so many photos from our little jaunt last weekend (500 to be exact!) that I am still editing but my post on our FABULOUS weekend will be up soon....VERY soon!

The only bad part about our weekend is that its OVER!

Miss you!


Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Simply gorgeous!!