The Gallery: Macro

I like a bit of macro photography.

For me, it’s pretty much always flowers. This time of year is great – the garden is changing so fast that something that was in full bloom two weeks ago is dead, but something else amazing has replaced it.

I look at my photos and I think they’re pretty good. They always make a good fall-back for my Silent Sunday posts. Then I look at other peoples’ and I realise they’re not even in the same ball park. I can’t get anywhere as near as close as I’d like. Like all bad workmen, I’m happy to blame my tools (in this case my lens).

But, hey, I’ll keep on trying.

Here’s a few of my macro photos from the garden right now…

Buds, Garden, Macro, The Gallery


Buds, The Gallery, Macro, Garden

Garden, Macro, The Gallery

Flower, Garden, Insect, Macro, The Gallery

Flower, The Gallery, Garden, Macro

Dandelion, Dandelion clock, The Gallery, Macro, Garden

Garden, Flower, Macro, The Gallery

Purple Flower, Garden, The Gallery, Macro

Linking up with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme ‘macro’.


Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Wonderful photos Sarah, especially like the ones with the bug (can’t remember what the flower is obvs!). Kicking off a macro photography project from next Monday – it’s a monthly but should be good fun! x

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    • Ooh, that does sound good! Thanks very much – the bug was a lucky find! I have no idea what the flower or the bug are called! x

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  2. Ooh those are very pretty. Especially the bug one. I tend to find I fluke it with macro photigraphy. I also can’t crouch much anymore so feels a bit faffy right now 🙂

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    • I can imagine that would feel rather awkward trying to crouch! There is a fair amount of fluke involved for me too – the bug was a lucky find!

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  3. Thanks very much, it does make a great place for practising! 🙂

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  4. Thanks very much! The garden is definitely a good place for it 🙂

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  5. Gorgeous photos, love the green insect on the purply daisy flower *knowledge gardener face* 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. Love your garden knowledge – it’s as good as mine! 🙂

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  6. I think you could spend an AGE in your back garden finding little nooks and weird things to photograph. Which is why I love is so!

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    • Definitely! Once you start looking there’s so many weird and wonderful things, especially at this time of year.

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  7. I think you did a wonderful job, the dandelion one is particularly good


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    • Thanks very much, that’s a lovely thing to say 🙂

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  8. It is like we have the same garden right now! I love the colours and softness in your shots. Beautiful photos.

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    • Thanks very much, really appreciate that! We’ve got quite a lot of weeds at the moment!

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  9. Thanks very much! I still don’t know if forget-me-knots are weeds or not, but I figure that as they look pretty, they can stay! The bug was a lucky find!

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