Macro Monday #38

Head down!

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A bumble bee feeding on Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’. I must get some of these flowers in to my garden. I have just the wall for them.


41 Comments Add yours

  1. simoneharch says:

    Gorgeous photo Jude.

  2. Sue says:

    You are becoming the macro queen, Jude

    1. Tish Farrell says:

      A Queen Bee in fact ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Sue says:

        Of course, how did I miss saying that!!๐Ÿ˜€

        1. Tish Farrell says:

          Oh well. That’s what chums are for!

        2. Sue says:


    2. Heyjude says:

      I try my best Sue, but I still need a LOT of practice. Next year I shall set up the tripod in the garden.

      1. Sue says:

        Good for you! I have just bought, myself a little Gorillapod for my travels – even my travel tripod is too much for me now, at 1lb 2oz. This little thing is 6.5 oz, but of course I have to find something to put it on, eg a table, or something to wrap it’s legs around! Fun and games!

        1. Heyjude says:

          We have one of those, they are very useful. Also get yourself (or make) a mini bean bag. You can fill it with rice or grain when you arrive and then dispose of the contents when you leave if necessary. Helps to stabilise the camera on rocks etc. Where are you going? I have probably missed any communication about this trip!

        2. Sue says:

          Make a bean bag, Jude! I don’t sew…. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ as to communications, they have only been asides in comments – off for a few days in Spain …Malaga and Cรณrdoba. I notice I miss good weather here whilst I’m away, although at present it’s damp and a tad grey

        3. Heyjude says:

          Neither do I, I got a friend to make me one!

        4. Sue says:

          Now she tells me!

        5. Heyjude says:

          Enjoy Spain, Malaga Old Town is supposed to be very nice and I would love to visit Cordoba.

        6. Sue says:

          I’m hoping for some good photo opportunities!

  3. Jui says:

    wonderful macro!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jui ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. restlessjo says:

    Superb, Jude! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ You home yet? Forecast looked a bit miserable.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Home at 5 pm yesterday, not a bad journey though somewhat damp. Arrived in heavy rain, but not too bad today – mizzle. Garden a mess! Weeds have grown exponentially! Something has eaten my parsley ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh, well, too wet to do anything today – I shall catch up with the banking stuff instead. Clocked 1,950 miles on the journey!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Eek! Glad I’m not paying the petrol bill. On the bus to Dad’s to do some cleaning before I go tomorrow xx

        1. Heyjude says:

          Actually petrol, or in my case, diesel, not too bad. The car does about 500 miles to a tank.

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Definitely, what size is the flower? I love all daisies and that bee must be pretty happy too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are quite large flowers Gilly. You must get them your way? They seem to grow everywhere down here. On walls mainly. There are purple ones too. They don’t grow high, more like a carpet?

  6. desleyjane says:

    Beautiful macro Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks DJ – your tips helped a lot, plus the fact that the shutter system has been replaced on the camera which seems to have made focussing a LOT easier.

  7. prior.. says:

    one of the most beautiful macros I have seen – the clarity and so much more – really pretty – ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      That is a lovely thing to say Yvette, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. BeckyB says:

    Stunning, absolutely stunning . . . . . . .do they need walls Sea Breezes?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t think so, they just seem to like them – I guess they need good drainage.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Thanks for the tip . . .

  9. Fabulous photo! I’m looking forward to next year’s photos of your walls with lots of Sea Breeze and bees on them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have a lot to do with those walls first – like try and get some compost into them!

      1. There’s another challenge to add to your probably already quite long list of things to do in your garden. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          First challenge is to get rid of all the weeds that have had a party whilst I was away!

        2. Those pesky weeks are so troublesome – turn your back for a moment and they are doing their own thing! A bit like bags of Maltesers that leap into my shopping trolley. ๐Ÿ™‚

        3. Heyjude says:

          Haha… I like that ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. kayrpea61 says:

    Erigeron glaucus, aka Seaside daisy, has become somewhat invasive here. It is therefore sometimes called “Edna’s Curse” after Edna Walling, garden designer, who is credited with introducing it. All that doesn’t detract from your great photo, of course, Jude ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Heyjude says:

      Seaside daisy is a great name for it and I can understand how it can become invasive, it does seem to thrive in very poor soil and coastal conditions.

  11. Stunning macro, Jude. ๐Ÿ™‚

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