Stuff on my Desk — CMMC

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: November Close Up or Macro.

Fineliner pens

Penknife

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Lego guys

House in a Water Droplet — Water Water Everywhere #28 and Sunshines Macro Monday #42

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

This is also my entry for Irene’s Macro Monday.

House in a water droplet
House in a water droplet
House in a water droplet
House in a water droplet

How To Join In

  1. Create a Water Water Everywhere Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your WWE blog post in my comment box or create a pingback by linking to my post.
  3. Title your post Water Water Everywhere or add WWE tag.

Hae a guid week ๐Ÿ˜

Fan Of… #58 — 10+ Macro Filter

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how to).

This is also a second entry for Sunshine’s Macro Monday ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

This week’s Fan Ofโ€ฆ is my new Neewer 10+ Macro filter. This was part of a filter kit that I got for my standard 18-55mm Canon lens.

Neewer 10+ macro filter
Neewer 10+ macro filter

I was out playing with my new lensball in Cumbernauld House Park, and I sat the lensball on a mossy tree stump to get a couple of shots of Cumbernauld House itself. When I looked down into the lensball, I saw the following…

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Macro Ice and a Couple of Grapes

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Welcome to one of my random posts.

I’d gone out this morning to refill the squirrel boxes & bird feeders and saw what I thought were water droplets on the washing line. It turns out that they were actually frozen solid. Photo op I thought, so dived back inside to grab snappy and the new 10+ macro filter I’d been wanting to try.

The filter was part of a kit I’d recently bought but not yet had chance to use. The only downside to the filter is that it makes the focus function on the camera very sensitive so even the lightest breeze or camera sway can take the shot in & out of focus. On the plus side, you the detail it brings to the shot is phenomenal; you can actually see the trapped air bubbles in the ice ๐Ÿ˜ฒ I also took a couple of shots of some grapes once back in doors. Here are the results ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Macro ice
Macro ice

These are some other shots of ice in the backyard.

And the grapes!

Sunday Stills: Getting Closer

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜. My entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills challenge: Close-up. This was a fun one; I never knew butterflies were so fluffy!!!

Small tortoiseshell by Jez Braithwaite
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell by Jez Braithwaite
Small Tortoiseshell
Painted Lady by Jez Braithwaite
Painted Lady
Painted Lady by Jez Braithwaite
Painted Lady
Bee by Jez Braithwaite
Bee

This last one is my favourite, you can see the sky reflected in his eye.

Bee by Jez Braithwaite
Bee