Macro moments

After several unsuccessful attempts to capture the new growth on raspberry ‘Yummy’ with phone camera and compact camera, I tried again with the new clip-on macro lens on my phone and captured these three shoots.

Then I tried these three stawflower heads from a shelf in the Potting Shed, I think they were pink originally, but still pretty now they’ve faded.

Finally, a sweetpea seedling (showing where it had the chop last week) and a rather battered hebe ‘Champagne Ice’ twig.

My images are still hit and miss; getting close enough to the plant so it looks clear in the screen is easy, but the minute I press the shutter button, everything moves and the focus with it.

I won’t be winning any competitions with these!

Six on Saturday: 16th January 2021

How is the weather where you are? At the moment we have sun and blue skies with fluffy white skies. I’ve risked putting out some hand-washing to drip – only on the clothes airer; the washing line doesn’t come out until March.

Despite the snow and cold temperatures of last weekend, my strawflowers survived – mostly! I’ve discovered how to take a decent photo using my mobile – point it at flower, touch the flower on the screen, and it autofocuses (don’t ask me how as I’ll never find it again),

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Six on Saturday: 28 November 2020

Another grey, dreary, wet Saturday, cold too. I’m thankful that I brushed yet more leaves up from the patio yesterday so I can stay indoors today. I prepared this SoS earlier in the week as I didn’t trust that we would have internet access after to conversion to fibre broadband. As you can see – I was wrong.

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Just when you think there is nothing left in the garden to photograph, nature surprises you, as these new strawflower buds show.

Along with this pot marigold which it still going, and with another flower to open.

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