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delicate-1I found this tiny decaying flower / petal whilst tidying up the pots at the weekend. Only 0.5cm diameter it is tiny. As it was a windy day I brought it inside and placed it on a black cloth to photograph.

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50 thoughts on “Macro Monday #18

      1. I get annoyed when I can’t get the focus right, but it is good to take it slowly. Sometimes it hits the sweet spot straight away, other times…

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    1. Still learning to use this lens Ark. Maybe it is easier indoors. The focus can be somewhat erratic. I have an Olympus E-M10 and this is the 60mm macro lens. Only got the camera last year; so different to my Fuji bridge!

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      1. I’m pretty much an Auto person too, which is why I struggle with this camera and lens, and I have had instances where the focus has been spot on, but I can’t press the shutter and then when I can, it is out of focus!

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      2. Tell me about it! But when I look back on the shots I took with my old Olympus OM10 35mm lens , this Canon 55mm I have is miles and miles better. And of course we can takes hundreds of shots if we like, with pretty much zero expense, right?

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      3. I like the colours from this camera, they seem much brighter, and you are quite right, what we don’t like we can easily discard. I look at old photos too and think how rubbish they are, but is that the camera or me improving?

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      4. Both, no doubt.
        Remember, in the ‘Old Days’ analogue photographers still fiddled with shots in the darkroom; enhancing this, highlighting that.
        Yes, this took a lot of skill but if you didn’t know how to compose a photograph or you don’t have ‘the eye’ all the technical know- how was simply no-how?

        Bill Jones jr. and his wife Maria have a marvelous blog series on the history of photography, mainly focusing on Street, including all the pioneers.
        I can post a link if you’re interested?

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    1. They looked quite nice in the natural sepia colour, but I liked the way this makes the flower look like it is worked in silver. I have 3 blogs LD. Shut down a couple of photoblogs a few years ago and integrated them in Travel Words. I still like this one on its own though I suppose it could merge at some point. Or when I run out of space for images I might just start over!

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  1. This is lovely, and what a good idea to bring it inside to photograph it. It reminds me of the dead hydrangea flowers I took photos of meaning to use them for the Macro garden challenge, but then forgot! I might pick one or two off and bring them inside to practise with them!

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  2. Ahh, I thought it was the same as my last skeleton flower, but I don’t have a hydrangea. It’s beautiful Jude, I really love these tiny remains and always keep my eyes open for them. My own favourite is still the tomatillo casing last year, which is now framed.

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