Monday, September 16, 2013

More macros

As I stated in the previous post, I am completely smitten with my new macro lens. Here are some shots that kept me busy the first couple of weeks after receiving it.
Tiny lantana bud

Anole on crape myrtle tree

Some sort of spider - nearly missed him he was so small

Dragonfly

Clouded sulphur

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I have no idea what the last insect is; looks like some sort of moth? The metallic color of the stalk is pretty cool, too. Just wish I could remember what plant he was perched on.

35 comments:

Stewart M said...

Came back to say that I really am a kid at heart - for many people being an adult means you stop looking at things!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

EG CameraGirl said...

Super photos! You must be very patient.

Amy Burzese said...

Marvelous, Gail. Send more, please.

Chatty Crone said...

IT is amazing hoe much more that camera can see then my own eyes. Awesome. sandie

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

That dragonfly was grinning for you! That is one amazying lens, how far away are you from your subjects if I am ask?

Lantana buds always reminded me of sugar coated jelled candy one would see in a candy display case.

Outstanding captures as only you can do it.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! these are awesome! i think the dragon might be my fave!

bailey-road.com said...

These are wonderful shots, Gail!

hootnonny said...

You are rocking that lens!

Brian King said...

Superb photos! It's awesome to get so much detail out of such small subjects! I really like the anole!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That spider is crazy creepy!

Stephanie said...

Wow, wow, WOW! That's all I can say right now :) The shots are truly amazing, Gail. Hugs to you!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh My Land O' Goshen, these are fabulous!!!

That scarf is just one scarf. It has all those colors about every 10 inches or so. I love it! (BUT I FOUND AN EVEN MORE FAB ONE ON SATURDAY ...eeeeeeeek)

Thanks hon for all your fun comments. Yes, recall we were going to meet in Austin this year, but No Money Honey? We need to meet and wear our super hot pink pants!!!!!!!!!!!

Deanna said...

holy moly these are fantastic!!

Buttons said...

Oh Gail I am smitten with that lens and your talent as well. Hug B

dinascitywildlife.com said...

These are all so cool! That is a great lens and you use it well.

Linda said...

Wow! These are superb, Gail. And this was your first week with the lens? Words fail me. The lizard and the dragonfly are deliciously wonderful!

Barbara said...

Gail, I'm smitten, too! Amazing detail! Now I'm torn between getting a wide-angle next or a macro!

ladyfi said...

Wow - these are exquisite. As are the macros in your last post. You are a master of the macro lens.. but I hear you about the wind!

Evelyn S. said...

These are absolutely out of this world, Gail! They should be in a book....fabulous examples of macro nature.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images! Your new lens is wonderful along with you the lens operator. The Anole is one of my favorites. Have a happy day!

Richard Pegler said...

Wow Gail! You certainly bounced back with a vengeance. Your macro photography is absolutely stunning! I love every one of them!

Take good care of yourself - Richard

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You certainly are taking amazing pictures with lens.

Karen said...

WOWOWOWOWOW. Gosh these are wow! What lens did you get Gail? I am looking for one.

Linda R said...

WOW.. These are pretty awesome shots my friend. Looks like you are loving that macro lens..

Hugs~

Stephani said...

These are all amazing Gail! Makes me want to get my camera out and do some "real" photography again. I'd love a macro lens too!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...those spider eyes?!!!! They're following me. I swear.

Magnificent images. The 'fuzzy' shows on the Lantana buds. Wow.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Oh my Gail!! In Florida, the lantana is a weed. Over the last couple of years I've decided to grow the weed since it soes so well in the hot, dry, drought, summers we have had here in Atl. Your shot is beautiful- the texture is amazing of the lantana!! And your Dragonfly!! THose colors!! when you take your shots -- even you have to be amazed by the beauty that you can't see with the normal human eye!!

Nancy said...

With these kind of results, I can see why you are so smitten with this lens....They are just amazing...

Richard Lawry said...

These macro's are awesome, especially the dragonfly.
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Tricia said...

Oh Gail, I'm so happy to see that you're back to blogging! I've missing seeing your beautiful pictures. Speaking of pictures, wow, these are so great! I have the 100mm macro lens too. I don't have the skill with it that you have though :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

All wonderful -- you're a macro genius. That dragonfly is the most amazing to me...they never hold still...I can't imagine how you managed to zoom in that way before he moved...just incredible.

Kathy said...

These macro shots make me want to rush out and buy that lens! Love the anole. I've gotten a closeup of one of these fellows but nothing so outstanding!

Donna said...

Gail these are amazing...that spider is so spooky and the anole is like a rainbow

Deb Crecelius said...

Maybe you've said before, but...
how do you get so close without these critters leaving (or moving away)??