This one is from last year as it's still snowing here in Perthshire. I caused a bit of concern to a few walkers while taking this photograph. From the cliff walk all they could see was someone lying flat on the riverbed. They thought I was a casualty.............until I turned towards them to show them my camera.
Soft and dreamy ranunculus bud macro without an aperture ring.....the thumbnail doesn't do it justice - click to see it bigger!
I took soft and dreamy to a new level (.......for me anyway) yesterday when I was shooting a few buds with the #lensbaby . I'd seen some shots taken by others without an aperture ring so I decided to have a go too. This bud is about 1.5 cm in diameter (no cropping of the photo either). I can't remember which optic I had in - it could have been the plastic or the double glass. I did so many switch overs of optics yesterday it was hard to keep a note of them all.
Sunrise in a Petal Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis Tricolor
Last night I gave you a petal sunset - this morning I'll give you a lovely sunrise in a petal. I had to bring this little bloom indoors to encourage it to open up and display its beauty. Thanks for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes on my last photo .............. today I might not be much on G+.
Goodmorning everyone and here's a little burst of sunshine yellow to brighten your day! It rains alot here in Scotland but it does have its advantages when it comes to photographing refractions. There are 3 focus stacked images here - each one showing a different focal plane of refraction on the same flower and blended together in PS CS5.
People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them. ~ Veronica Roth
The sun is shining here and it's lovely to feel the heat as I sit at the window. Hopefully it won't be long until the tulips are in flower here..........but until then I can enjoy cut flower tulips. I took this shot outdoors last night as the final rays of sun illuminated the petals.
There's nothing quite like chasing the light around the garden first thing in the morning when it's bright and frosty. Especially when it lands on the seedheads and make them dazzle like little diamonds
One day while out along our rural pathways I discovered this one little orange poppy growing along the hedgerows. This sure was a creative little flower :) as it picked just the perfect spot to bloom and grow next to an old barbed wire fence post.
February is the season of romance and seduction. Love really is in the air! It's sweet and it's spicy. It's enchanting and irresistible. It's fertile, desirable and scentactional! and it's all going on in my garden right now.
I don't think I want to take this lensbaby off my camera! +Chris Levers
Up until today I had never ever used a #lensbaby . It'll take ages to master this optics system but I can't wait to get creative and take dreamy abstract nature macros. Today I shot with the double glass, f4 and screwed on both of the macro filters + 4 and + 10.