Busy bees

Sometimes you just have to take what you can get, when you can get it, right? Beautiful patch of weak Winter sun on the front years one afternoon recently. A little chilly, but such lovely light. The bees were very busy in the grevillea, had to grab a few shots. The beauty of the chilly…

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Pink Roses in Macro

Still, with my beautiful pink roses, this time I grabbed my macro lens and went in a bit closer And I am still not finished, I shot these beauties over several days… ~ Julz

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Just for fun – Rain Refraction

Last post I told you all about the weekends photographic challenges my group was doing. Most have been fun…not so much this latest one. Hard on the back, knees and eyes. So we got a sheet of glass (we took the image out of a frame), cleaned it and treat it with rain repellant, then…

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Fading flowers in fading light – Disbuds

These disbuds were travelling along really nicely, I had used them in a shoot last week, then again in a workshop last weekend. This week had been crazy with ‘life stuff’ and they were left in a bucket of water just outside the studio door. Many of them were well past their prime, but these…

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Lotus blossom buds study one

I recently visited Blue Lotus Water Gardens with some friends, such a pretty spot with lots of beautiful water lilies and lotus blossoms. At the end of our visit I decided to purchase some cut lotus buds to take home and really make a study of them. As you can see they are quite large.…

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Summer Outings – Last of the Spring roses

I recently visited Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, in Wandin for a private Christmas luncheon. Apart from the fun and frivolity of our affair, there was also time to wander the grounds with our cameras. I adore the Rose garden, so pretty. Sadly severe hot and windy weather the other week had taken its toll,…

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Spring Outings- Cloude Hill Gardens

Some days the weather is just too good to spend inside working, and fresh air and exercise is good for us, so after I had spent most of a recent workday busy on the PC and in the studio, I could not bear it any longer and just had to get out. Moth was home…

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Regular Random – Ranunculus in macro

I recently bought and then was given some ranunculus, gorgeous flower which I don’t see locally very often. I have two other posts featuring them in full, but I could not resist doing a Regular Random in macro, add some water drops and voila….perfection! Would you like to join in the RegularRandom crew? Here’s how:…

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Macro for beginners workshop

I recently ran a Macro for beginners workshop, it is the first time I have run a total beginners workshop, I have run other macro workshops, but people had been requested a back to basics, start from the beginning. So I did. We covered so many technical aspects of cameras and macro photography; exposure triangles,…

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Regular Random – King White Protea

So last week I featured my King White protea with the fractal prism filters, but I also took some lovely photos, without and I thought I would share those this week. This plant is a rambling bush (well it is in my garden – I have several), with the most enormous cream coloured flowers. They…

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