Macro Monday #80

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.  ~ Imogen Cunningham.

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Elegantly twisting

My final tulip this year (I know I have gone on a bit) is this pretty purple one performing its last dance. Tulips give so much pleasure even in their dying moments. As tulips are my favourite flowers it seems a fitting photo for the end of the WordPress Photo Challenge which I have to thank for giving me inspiration when I first set out on the blogging journey. The weekly challenges enabled me to study the images I had in my archives that could meet the brief, or to go out and take a new image, bearing in mind the requirements. I began to take more considered shots. Understand what it was I wanted from a photograph; what I wanted my image to tell others. The challenge also helped me meet other bloggers in this vast blogosphere and create some long-lasting virtual friendships. We will all miss the weekly challenge, but I am confident we will continue to inspire one another as we share our worlds.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Lovely last hurrah, tulip-wise, and well said re WPC.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Always other challenges around for inspiration.

      1. Tish Farrell says:

        Becky’s squares for one!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, she keeps me busy enough!

  2. Sue says:

    Ah, the elegance! Taken with your 60mm? Or maybe 45mm, f2.8????

    1. Heyjude says:

      I started with the 45mm but swapped to the zoom lens inside the biome, 42 – 150mm as I couldn’t get close enough to some of the plants.

      1. Sue says:

        Very good….and it’s a great lens, that one. Too heavy for me now, except for use at home

        1. Heyjude says:

          I bought the 75 – 300mm last year for birds really, but I find that very heavy and haven’t really used it much.

        2. Sue says:

          Just goes to emphasise the best camera is the one you have with you…. I’m waiting in today for a courier to take mine to be repaired, shutter curtain has stuck….

        3. Heyjude says:

          Oh, no! Hopefully not too painful on the pocket. I might upgrade my Ollie body and give mine to the OH. We can share the lenses.

        4. Sue says:

          Well, we shall see…. At least I can use the em5 in the interim. Which Oli are you going for?

        5. Heyjude says:

          Maybe just the latest EM-10 not sure I can justify the cost of the EM-5 and I like the size of the 10.

        6. Sue says:

          Yes, because it’s got a new incarnation, mind they all have…How old is your 10? My 1 is 3.5…..but my Nikon D300 I had for 5 years, I think, and it ‘never asked any questions’, as my late father would have said….only gave up using it because of the weight….

  3. Su Leslie says:

    Well said Jude. And beautiful image 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Su. These tulips were just going over and I am glad they had left them as the light was perfect on them.

  4. It’s hard to grow tulips in our garden because it just isn’t cold enough, so you can post as many as you like and I will love them all. This one is a beautiful colour.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I think I have one red one left that I haven’t published. Maybe I can sneak it in…

  5. Arkenaten says:

    A beauty, and I love the quote!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Ark, seemed a fitting quote for the last challenge.

  6. Pete Hillman says:

    Oh that is such a stunning image, Judy! I love that quote, too! 🙂

  7. A lovely elegiac post in many ways. Farewell tulip and farewell challenge. Not that the blogosphere is short of challenges, but the WordPress one spread the net wider

    1. Heyjude says:

      All true, though in the last year or so I have hardly ever looked at any other of the WP entries apart from people I follow. Not enough time.

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