I love zooming in on a subject. Quite often via macro photography I see details in a subject that I didn’t notice with my naked eye. Many a time, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the results of a photo once I’m able to view it on my computer. For instance this Rose….I adore Roses and I knew shooting after a recent rain that the petals might still be wet. I was hoping to capture a Rose with clinging droplets but couldn’t see the raindrops all that clearly on the camera screen. I was pleasantly surprised once I uploaded the photos to the computer that I actually captured my vision.
Last summer while strolling around the James Robb State Park in Grand Junction, Colorado I noticed a bunch of dragonflies. With my camera slung cross body, I was ready for them to fly off once I raised the camera to my face. To my delight, many were so busy with breakfast that they weren’t bothered by my presence.This dragonfly allowed me to get incredibly close. Doesn’t he have the cutest face? It has so much personality.
And speaking of personality, Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill and I shared a moment. It was an early January morning in Port Aransas, Texas when I went out for a stroll and happened to come across Rosie sitting on a fence rail. We spent at least 15 minutes visiting with each other.I returned to the same place several times in hopes of a repeat, to no avail. Any spoonbills that were in the area stayed a safe distance away from people. My morning with Rosie still remains a birding highlight.
In preparation for our long drive east, last week I was busy in the kitchen baking and cooking up a storm. I stocked the RV freezer with healthy meals and treats.These chocolate chip cookies are baked with Almond Flour and thus packed with protein and considered Paleo. Not only are they yummy, but they provide a nice energy boost. Yes, a healthy cookie 🙂
This post is in response to the WordPress Daily Post – photo challenge – Close Up.