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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Winter Outings – The Butterfly House

On a recent trip to the Melbourne Zoo with friends, I took considerable time out for a long visit with the butterflies. I adore the butterfly house, but I had never been armed with my 50mm macro lens and my light ring. I was in heaven and took SO MANY photos, here is just a…

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Regular Random – Playing with Prisms

I love experimenting with light in my photography, but up until recently, I have never really played with prisms, adding another element to my macro photography. I had a friend let me have a brief play with them on a recent trip to The Butterfly House, at Melbourne Zoo. Rather strange, but pleasing results, in…

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Aussie Animal Encounter

I recently, with Hubby and a few photography friends, did an Aussie Animal Encounter, such wonderful fun (assuming you are not squeamish about reptiles and some insects), sadly my WordPress account is quickly running out of room and I am only showing just a few of the very best images I took, there are more…

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King White Protea

If you have been following me for a while, I am sure you will have seen my giant King White Protea before, well, it is in bloom again – how divine. The blooms on this plant when fully open are about dinner plate size, and a creamy white, I have also seen a pink version,…

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Regular Random – Tulips

I normally associate Spring with tulips, and it is possible that these are being brought in from the Northern Hemisphere, but here in Australia it is late Autumn, almost Winter. In fact, Winter is only a few weeks off 😦 I have been seeing lots of tulips in shops this last few weeks, I spotted…

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Fabulous Friday flowers, last of my red roses

My Daughter bought big bunches of flowers for me for Mother’s day and I have been trying to capture as many images as I can, It was morning and the sun was very bright through the window, so I had the blinds drawn shut, there was a tiny slither of light escaping via the side,…

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And now for something completely different – Case moth

We got home from a family outing to find this curious critter on the garage wall. I have not seen one in many, many years, I had to do a bit of research and ask a few questions but it is a Case Moth – [more info here]. Curious little critter, I could not help…

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Regular Random – Mother’s Day Roses

Every Mother’s Day for the last few years my Daughters have been buying me flowers, not so unusual I know, but they never used to. Since I have really gotten back into photography and especially my still life, they buy me flowers, as they KNOW I will not only enjoy the flowers but also enjoy…

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