Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. – Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
I would like to say I am excited to join with Carole and Vicki in Macro Monday’s – but excited is not quite the correct word, and though I am very excited to be participating with them the better word for my photography is hopeful…as in I am hopeful that my macro photography will improve as the weeks pass.
Macro photography is hard, and I am on the bottom of the learning curve – the very bottom!
Friday’s tries were not fantastic – I think it was just too sunny (Really?? With all the rain this week, I never imagined I’d be saying those words!) I did, however, start to get a feel for the settings necessary for macro photography. (There is so much I just don’t understand about all the numbers of photography, but I did find this really great video which gives a good breakdown of Macro Photography – in mostly ‘layman’s’ terms!)
Saturday morning’s tries were a bit better – and I am reminded that early morning light is really a photographer’s best friend! It was misty, and cool, and damp, and virtually breezeless – and my practice improved ever so slightly – as did my understanding of my camera settings.
Sunday was just too windy to do any practicing, but I am hopeful that this week will give me lots of opportunities! And, so I am sharing the “best of” my photos from the weekend. I can see incremental – albeit small – improvement. I hope your weekend was the same will each day improving upon the last!
Have a good Monday!
Love the bee! And those drops of water are wonderful too!
I like the bees, but my favorite is also the water on the coleus leaf. There may be “lots not right with it”, but I think there is plenty that is just right!
Beautiful photos! That coleus leaf is just stunning.
Nicely done, Kat! I have taken several photography classes in the past . . . but still the “numbers” related to the craft baffle me. I’m going to enjoy watching your Macro Monday photo show!
This Monday feature is going to be fun to watch. You three will put on quite a show!
ooohhh, I look forward to following your progress! …and I LOVE the colors in all three of those photos 🙂
Yep. It’s a learning curve for sure! I think you’re photos are pretty great.
They’re all beautiful. You do have a good eye, you just need to get a feel for the right settings with your camera. I love the last one. Don’t be too hard on yourself!
I think these are fabulous.
Right nice! Love the water droplets
Ha. Wind is definitely not your friend when doing macro photography… not even a breeze! 😉