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Gardening and Macro Photography

At long last I received the Macro lens for the camera and what a learning experience this is going to be! No quick point-and-shoot photos anymore, this is a whole new experience and I obviously have lots I need to learn. I’m not a good photographer at the best of times (strictly a happy-snapper!) so photography with a macro lens is going to be quite a learning curve for me. I thought I’d share the first photographs I’ve managed to take. They didn’t turn out too badly but I have to be honest and say that of the nine photos I’m happy to share and publish on the blog, there are about ninety that are awful … so clearly I have to experiment and learn how to do this properly!

So here we are, my first Macro Photographs (click to enlarge):

[one_third]Strawberry Flower[/one_third]






[one_third]Aphids on rose[/one_third]

[one_third]Pretty flowers[/one_third]



I really like the “Aphids on rose” photograph, but obviously I don’t like the aphids – I’m off to get rid of them now …

Happy gardening!

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

3 replies on “Gardening and Macro Photography”

I have been peeking back through your posts and this is such a top notch blog, so well designed and written. And great photos too. I have been enjoying my ride through the posts.

Oh wow !! These are really great shots you got there AND its your first time!!! Now you know why I am so totally hooked on my macro lens and close up bug shots! Its a whole new world out there, hey? I love the lavender shot!! I also took a few up close pics of the plants I bought at Ferndale yesterday. I’ll post them for you to see.

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