semi-monthly macro post …

I’m trying my best not to think this summer. That has backfired on me on more than one occasion, some occasions more important than others, including remembering to keep up with exploring macro photography. I did manage to get out in my garden this morning while there was still dew on the plants and lingering rain from the storms. I adore the early morning, the sun just rising, the earth & all her creatures just awakening. Here are some of my macros from today:

I waited and waited to capture this one. These little busy bees are so small and so quick! This is a Metallic Green Bee, Agapostemon texanus. Or as it’s more commonly known – a sweat bee. They were working my Mexican Heather like crazy.IMG_5549

I love how you can see the pollen on this flower:IMG_5548


And then there are my favorites … my daisies:IMG_5544 IMG_5539 IMG_5538 IMG_5537

My ABSOLUTE favorite shot from this morning:IMG_5535 IMG_5534 IMG_5532

This macro lens is fun! If I can remember, I’ll be sure to try some captures with it while we’re at the beach next week 🙂


Almost Daily Macro #4

For Memorial Day:


This is a United States Flag given to us by a very dear friend that serves in the US Army. This flag was flown over Afghanistan during a combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on March 04, 2013. Thanks to all men and women who gave their lives for our freedom!

Daily Macro 3

If you grew up in DeKalb County, GA (or Atlanta, for that matter) prior to 1989, then this daily macro might find you waxing nostalgic.


Oh, the many, many wonderful memories I have of Mathis Dairy & milking Rosebud on Rainbow Drive in Decatur, not far from where I grew up. Did you know at one time there were more than 200 dairy farms in DeKalb County alone? Night and day from what the county has become these days.

I adore my 2 Mathis Dairy bottles that sit on my kitchen window sill, reminding me of simpler days gone by.

Daily Macro

So I got a new lens thanks to my Hubby. It’s a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro and, well … j’adore!

I’ve been playing with it a bit today and I thought I would begin a “Daily Macro” series of post. Now, we both know that I won’t do this on a regular, daily basis. But that sounds good, so why not?


Mmmmm coffee beans! Until tomorrow … or whenever …