Macro Monday and Magnolia Almost

Happy Macro Monday. It was a brutally cold weekend around here just to prep ourselves for the Nor’easter headed this way. But before we are buried under a foot or more of snow (I’m still holding on to the fact that it could be just a rumor) I went outside to take a few photos of the almost blooming magnolia with my new Lensbaby Trio set to twist on my Fuji to practice and see if it would do a little freelensing. I hope the flowers survive the deep freeze this week and still blossom.

I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. It was pretty hard to freelens but that could just mean I need more practice on a nicer day.

I also shot a few with my canon macro lens too. Here is my fave:

And now head over to the amazing Tiffany Kelly and see what she has for us on this Monday.

Macro Monday And Blossoms

The Plum tree has decided to blossom early. Luckily it was only a few of the blossoms that got a little overzealous becasue we had a cold snap after the lovely February weather we were having and now they are all wilted. But likely there are more on their way to bloom. Lets hope the weather starts to turn a corner into spring. ๐Ÿ™‚



Macro Monday and Roses Revisited

The roses I bought a week ago are just now starting to show a little wilting so I decided to use them again for this week’s Macro Monday and shoot them the way I wanted to last week, a little dark and moody. I used my Lensbaby Velvet56 to freelens these.

Now please head over to the super talented Tiffany Kelly to see her Macro shots this week. I am sure they will be fantastic.

Macro Monday and African Violets

My mother has quite the green thumb with these African Violet plants and I was the lucky recipient of one. I’ve been meaning to take some shots of the beautiful, purple, shimmery flowers with my Velvet56. Super pretty.

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Head over to my friend and super talented Tiffany Kelly to see her macro shot on this Monday.

Macro Monday And Velvet56 Freelensing

A forgotten image from when I used my Lensbaby Velvet56 to freelens. I love the DOF and softness of this image.

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Please head over to the talented Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shot for today.

Macro Monday and Hanukkah

Hanukkah is upon us and we are having a great time lighting the candles, eating latkies and getting gifts. So for this week I thought I would play with some macro shots with the theme of Hanukkah.

I started with a few abstracts with my Lensbaby Velvet56.

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Then my macro lens for a shot of the headband my 9 year old made. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The kids’ menorah glasses.

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Some pretty Hanukkah candles.

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My most favorite decoration that stays out all year, a crystal dreidel.

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And lastly, the dreidel my youngest actually made out of clay.

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And now please head over to the wonderful Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shots this week.

Macro Monday and the Yellow Jacket

One thing I do love about fall and a sudden cold snap is the insects are totally caught off guard. When it is suddenly chilly outside and the bugs are still trying to get ready for the winter, they move a lot slower than normal. This cold yellow jacket was moving so slowly this morning that I was able to capture him with my Lensbaby Velvet56 on macro.

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Macro Monday Autumn Leaves

This week some signs of fall with my Lensbaby Edge80 and extension tubes.

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And one without the extension tube just for fun. ๐Ÿ™‚


Now head over to the lovely and oh so talented Tiffany Kelly to see her Macro Monday shots.

Macro Monday Underneath


Macro Monday Ranunculus Revisited

These two shots for this week were of the same bouquet from last Monday only this time I used my Lensbaby Velvet 56 freelensed. It was my first time trying freelensing with the Velvet and I have to say I love the results.




And now please head to the amazing Tiffany Kelly to see more Macro Monday shots.

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