Saturday, 12 April 2014

APRIL PHOTO CHALLENGE - MACRO



Donna has thrown me a curved ball with her
April Personal Photo Challenge of
MACRO!!




I use a basic “Point and Shoot” 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 with a Leica lens.
The second image taken in
a wheat field in France
I did some editing with the Pixlr
focal adjustment.
Please pop over to see some
very good macro examples at 
THANK YOU DONNA
for hosting, especially when you have
so much happening in your life.



We're having some beautiful Autumn weather!
I love this time before Winter.
Some mornings there's quite a heavy dew
followed by a glorious warm sunny day with blue skies!
What more could one want.


Take care and be kind to each other
  Merci à bientôt

Shane x






31 comments:

Mosaic Magpie said...

An ordinary photo becomes extraordinary when you can see all those fantastic details. Fall indeed is a beautiful time of year.
xo,
Deb

Kati said...

So pretty! I especially like the first photo. It looks so cheery!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great macros!

Madeline's Album said...

What beautiful photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Sarah said...

Beautiful pics!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
You presented us with excellent photos here! Love those leaves with dew drops on them...
Hugs and happy Palm Sunday.
Sending you sunshine.
Mariette

ellen b said...

Beautiful images!

gilly said...

Well I think you've done rather well with Macro - your pics are beautiful!
I've been enjoying your posts on the royal visit to NZ too - little George is just too sweet.
Happy weekend Shane,
xx

Vee said...

Ahhhh, but not a curve too great for you to handle! All beautiful, though my eye is drawn to autumn every single time!

Lorrie said...

Oh, the dahlia! Love the radiating petals. The wheat is well done - I'm glad you said it was from France because I wondered if you grew wheat in NZ.
Bon week-end, Shane.

Radka said...

Beautiful pictures, Shane :-)
x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I wouldn't know how to do macros either. But your photos are great. Fall! A beautiful time of year. We've had a blah dreary two days here but I've kept myself busy cooking, crocheting and cleaning. Have a peaceful Sunday. Tammy

Jeanie said...

These are so dynamic! Splendid work, shane!

Donna said...

Now that wasn't a scary assignment, was it, Shane? LOL, no worries for you because you did splendidly. Wow, I am really liking that beautiful bloom and the soft, pastel colors! Is that a type of dahlia? And it was a good choice to use a focus filter on the wheat close-up. Cool effect! And water droplets on the leaves adds to the wonderful texture.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love the colours of the dahlia Shane, I'm glad you got in close and shared it. The other photos are nice as well as you head into autumn.

Michelle said...

I think our Lumix cameras do awesome work; I know I don't use a fraction of its abilities!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are each one so beautiful my friend! The first one has the surprise of the colors changing from the center out...how neat! And I love seeing the water droplets. Nice photos for the challenge! Sweet hugs!

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful images! The dahlia is my favorite...flowers are always so fun to get really close to...many times you might even find a cute little bug on them!

Blessings!

Annie said...

Ah some interesting photos for the challenge . I love the delicate colors on the first flower photo, just beautiful!
Interesting photos of the royals in your previous posts. Amazing. You must be a journalist!

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Hello. I've just seen your comment on Sarah's blog 'Down by the Sea'.

Indeed it would be great if we were to have more bloggers from the Southern Hemisphere taking part! And would be delighted if you were to join us.

The current box for links is open till tomorrow evening. (April 14th, 7pm, UK time.) So there's still time to dash off a Tree-Following post for this month if you would care to. http://tinyurl.com/nvuy7ze

There's more information about Tree-Following on the Loose and Leafy Tree Following page.

http://tinyurl.com/bv6pzt5

Best wishes

Lucy

Linda H said...

Lovely photos Shane, that is such a beautiful dahlia. Love the soft pastel colors of its bloom. We are heading into spring, and trying to patiently wait for all our snow to be gone....

Donna said...

Oh Shane, these are ALL gorgeous...as Usual!! LOVE the first one...beautiful!
Seems weird to hear that you're headed into Winter...as we here in Texas head into Spring...
Stay warm!!
hughugs

Angela said...

Love the focal point in the wheat shot- what a nice way to deal with a subject like that.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The photo of the wheat really grabs me, Shane. Lovely!

Cheryl said...

I knew you'd have some lovely images, Shane! A curve ball? You coulda fooled me! :)

Jen Ham said...

Gorgeous! xo Jen

Marilyn said...

love the colors in the dahlia. Your macros were just fine!

bj said...

I like them all but IN LUV with the wheat...

Jeanette said...

The photos are so pretty, Shane. Each one has its own charms. The soft pink bloom looks like cotton candy. The wheat with the filter effect was a great idea. I never seem to think to use the filters, or I use them incorrectly. I think that water droplets just add a little extra interest to the photo. Beautifully done.

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Beautiful photos. I especially like the wheat.

Haworth said...

Such beautiful photos, Shane! It's remarkable the way you capture such exquisite details of those beautiful plants and leaves. Hoping your autumn days continue to be pleasant for you.

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