Photo 365 #320

I spent a little time this morning shooting various things in my yard.  I started with the thistles near the mouth of my driveway before moving on to the daisies and clover further back.  The daisies have seen better days, it’s true, but I was messing about with my macro lens again, so it didn’t really matter.

And then I found a surprise.

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This little guy blended in so well that I didn’t even see him till I got the flower focused.  Naturally, I had a heck of a time catching him – the little guy wouldn’t sit still for longer than a second.  I’m good, but I’m not that good.

At least, not yet. 🙂

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Photo 365 #316

I love it when insects land on the flowers I’m photographing. I think it’s fascinating to see them this close-up, and I really like this shot.

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I’m a little disappointed that the fly isn’t more in focus, especially the tail end of his body, but I love the dreamy effect of the blurry flower edges and the out-of-focus background.

Of course, the only way to get the kinds of shots I’m after is to keep practicing, and I have absolutely no problem with that. 😀

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Photo 365 #312

I’ve been playing with my phone’s macro lens again:

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I hardly ever do my nails, but this polish was too pretty to pass up.  It also made for a fun girls’ night – I painted Miss Tadpole’s nails a pretty teal, and she did mine!

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