Thursday’s Special: Scattered

For this week’s Thursday’s Special, Paula has asked us to take a photograph of things that are scattered. Really wasn’t sure how I would approach this.

I was at my favourite Walled Garden briefly this morning, and to my delight I found a small scattering of delicately decayed petals that I hadn’t noticed before – much easier to get at than the ones I had previously photographed!

Only trouble was, I didn’t have the tripod with me…. It’s quite hard taking macros sans tripod, and I had to have a few attempts at different settings. Still, this one didn’t turn out too badly, but in order to keep still, I had to kneel on grass that was wet with dew. The things we photographers do to get that elusive shot….

 

Delicately scattered

Delicately scattered

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58 comments

  1. What camera and lens did you use?

    • Sue

      Olympus OMD em1, Olympus 45mm prime lens with extension tube..

      • I was wondering. I have a Nikon macro lens which has vibration reduction making it easier to hand hold. I don’t need to use a tripod unless I am going for a bug’s eyeball or something. You did a nice job with it. Love the picture.

      • Sue

        Thanks, Sherry! The Olympus is quite light, and also has image stabilisation…but I do find a tripod better for macros.

  2. a visual delight!

  3. Oh, Sue, my kind of picture – love it. Great job!

  4. So beautiful, Sue. Decay seems to follow you around. 😉

  5. That’s a pretty one Sue. What’s a pair of wet knees? I may have a lump on my head when I meet Meg tomorrow. We had a BBQ in the garden and I walked into a lamp on the way back xx

    • Sue

      I knew I could count on your sympathy, Jo….. 😉 But seriously, it’s nothing compared with a bash on the bonce…. You need to watch where you are going (says I, who is the worst for colliding with things)
      Have fun with Meg tomorrow! And give her a big hug from me, and here’s a virtual one for you xx

  6. Beautifully done, Sue.

  7. The things we do for our photography! Very nice shot.

  8. Very beautiful approach to Paulas challenge.

  9. You look as though you are having fun with the extension tubes! And I love your scattered flowers 🙂

  10. I thought one always knelt for macros!! Or stretched, as I’ve been doing for trees. This one was worth the sacrifice of knees and dignity. I’m a bit partial to skeletons.

    • Sue

      I love your way with words, Meg! Sacrifice of knees and dignity – I did wonder what I looked like with one wet leg…because it was the whole left shin that got wet as I tried to get the correct shot 😳

  11. I take 95% of my macro photos without tripod. These are lovely, Sue. You knew I loved these lacy petals. I hope you did not get muddy too.

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  13. This is a delightful and delicate photo. Just love the colour tones and the use of bookeh. Simply magical.

    • Sue

      Many thanks, Otto! I’m enjoying using extension tubes to take macros, and experimenting with composition and bokeh…

  14. They’re gorgeous Sue, well done. I’ve always got my eyes open for these treasures now.

  15. Such delicate structures, captured so well with a little effort on your part.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  16. A delicate skeleton, beautiful!

  17. You have such a sharp eye for these treasures Sue.

  18. Oh and a steady hand!!!

  19. It looks fabulous, a bit like an old oil painting that would have faded over time.

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