DesleyJane – a lovely arty scientist now living in Melbourne – is also a wonderful photographer and a huge macro fan. She has a new weekly challenge called “regularrandom for anyone to join in with which involves spending 5 minutes with the subject matter.

Choose a scene or an object and keep fixed on that object, and shoot for just five minutes.   You can move around the object or scene but try not to interfere with it. See what happens in that five minutes, what changes, how the light changes, what comes into the frame or leaves the frame, or what other parts of the object you can focus on or use to your advantage.

This year I had a head start with my sweet-peas, but not all the seeds I planted germinated so I wasn’t expecting as many flowers as last year. This is the first tiny bunch I picked in late June. Beautiful rich jewel-like colours and a pure white. All smelling absolutely gorgeous.

On a brief visit back home last weekend I picked dozens of the blooms, but didn’t have time to photograph them. I only hope by the time I get home again there will still be some left!

All photos were taken using my 40-1500mm lens, hand-held.

If you would like to join in then please visit DJ’s site where you will find more information and ideas about the challenge.

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24 thoughts on “Five Minutes with Sweet-Peas

    1. Agree totally with you, Tish! Lovely outcome for the time invested, Jude. The sweet-peas are one of my favourites, I have to smile when I look at them in the garden. I’ll pick som elater on, you have giben me som eideas now. That was my 5 minutes brak. We are making room for a little log shed, hard work! 🙂

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    1. I wonder if I have any left. I keep asking OH to cut them, but he is no gardener. He has swapped a bowl of tomatoes for someone to do his shopping!

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