Friday, January 18, 2019


I brought some tulips home from the grocery store. It's certainly nice to see some spring colour.

My intention was not just to enjoy having them about but to take some macros. Before starting with the macros, I shot this one, handheld, first. Of course, it's the one I like best.

As I have said in the past, I find true macros very difficult and consider my attempts a work in progress, emphasizing work rather than progress.

But here are a few. I hope to try again and perhaps take a little more care, but I wanted to get a start, even if it's not the best of starts.

This first one was handheld, just getting the feel of things.

On the tripod and getting closer

I sprayed a bit of water and see some potential in the droplets at the top.
I can probably get somewhat closer, but I'm not sure how much.

Trial and error, with too much error. What I want to try is to get more reflections from the droplets like I did in the last photo. We shall see.


Jenn Jilks said...

Good work, well, play!
I could use some tulips. We're juggling cats...

Shammickite said...

There's nothing that raises the spirits more in the cold depths of winter than a pot of colourful spring flowers.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Very cheerful flowers! Have fun with your experiments. An excuse to buy more flowers from time to time, if one needed an excuse.

Marie Smith said...

The texture shots are great too!

William Kendall said...


Mage said...

Yes, real progress. Thanks.

Vicki Lane said...

Really nice, all of them! And a great excuse to buy flowers!

MARY G said...

Brave man. said...