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Monday, March 16, 2009

Macro Photo Therapy

Sometimes you just have to take a break from real life, grab your camera, and take some macro shots of all the pretty plants in your backyard, right? Ok, maybe it's just me. I realized this weekend that taking these nature macro shots is very therapeutic to me. I feel like I am transported to a different world. Then I get to look at them on the computer and crop them and edit them. It's just what I needed after a weekend of being cooped up inside.


Buttercup Raindrop






Random Raindrops






Yellow Raindrop






Bee Macro


As you can tell I am a little obsessed with raindrops. They are just too cool. I threw the bee (I think it is a bee) shot in to add a bit of variety. I am choosing it as my best shot too.


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21 comments:

Megan said...

those are some great macros -- love all the water drops.

Farmer Gal said...

So fresh and vibrant... Just what I need to see on a Monday morning! I really need to get myself a macro lens. I think I'd become addicted too...

Golightly said...

Awesome shots, I posted some macros today, too. I only have macro filters though. Someday I'll get a lens. Love, love, love macro.

Killlashandra said...

With a macro lens raindrops are too cool! I think you're right when you get down to that level it does look like a different world. Reminds me of honey I shrunk the kids. ;)

becca said...

Absolutly beautiful! I so want a macro lens. These shots are amazing. Love that you capture the rain drops. It tells the whole story!

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HipMomma said...

VERY nice macros. I like the one with the drop on the yellow. I'm trying to figure out what' in it.

Amy Jo said...

Love, love, love, love! Seeing these shots is just making me crazy for a new lens! Great photos!

Kimberly said...

Those are fabulous macro shots! I especially love the yellow flower.

Never That Easy said...

I like the second one, especially, because I think the raindrops look like eyes, but they're all great!

Dawn said...

I love them all but the last one is my fav too!

I know what you mean about photo therapy, lately I have been dreaming of places I want to go and shoot. Soon...

Have a fantastic week Jen!

:)

Hayley said...

That bee looks like he is barely hanging on there--like the water drops! These shots are absolutely beautiful. I'm amazed by the reflections within the drops...they are like little worlds of their own.

Colleen said...

Love the 2nd shot. It looks like some kind of little creature face.

emily said...

I also get easily obsessed with the macro shots outside. I love the second one. I need to get myself a spray bottle so I can play with water drops this year.

Joanna said...

These are great Jen. Love macro. To get so intimate with nature like that is very peaceful. It always makes me realize how beautiful things are.

La Mama Naturale' said...

I'm with you I love raindrop shots...great macros. Meant to also tell you that the present job you did is eco fantastic! I love your creativity. The bottle cap on the bow is a great addition. Great job on the shots and re-purposing. Hope you had a great wknd. :)

Christina said...

oh my goodness - that second on, so gorgeous! All if them really, but that one really speaks to me. I've tried several times in the last few days to go out and photograph the raindrops clinging to tender plants...but without a macro lens, I just can't capture it how I want to.

carrie said...

oooooo....it makes me want a macro lens! so beautiful...all of them!

Stacy said...

Beautiful shots, Jen! I think the second is my favorite but they all look beautiful. It really gives a bit of the surreal to nature.

Julie said...

Beautiful!! I know what you mean about the therapeutic backyard macro shots. I do that too. :)

I love the raindrops. They're...refreshing.

Maggie said...

GORGEOUS!! Those macro shots are therapy indeed - I feel better just looking at them!

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