“M” Challenge: Macro

Copper Apricot Daisy
Copper Apricot Daisy, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  Click on photo to enlarge.

blossoms reveal
bouquets within a bouquet
savor the beauty

Have you ever noticed that the inside of many flowers seem to have their own separate bouquets?  You can see a small part of this bouquet in the copper apricot daisy above.  That’s one of the beauties of a macro lens, it helps us stop and notice detail that we may not see because of their small size.

What have you noticed around you with your own internal macro lens?  How do you stop or slow down in these busy lives we have and savor details.  Do you “take time to smell the roses?”  There is beauty all around us.  Slow down, even for a few minutes, to notice it.

This is for the letter “M” Story Challenge by Frizztext, to share a short story or reflection, even an aphorism using a word tagged with each letter of the alphabet.

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90 responses to ““M” Challenge: Macro

  1. Wow!! This is one of my very favourites of yoursso far that I have seen!! I think that is because it is a subject so close to my heart right now. I have begun to take an interest in photography as well as poetry sin
    ce my diagnosis and I am certainly taking taking Walter Hagen’s advice of “Don’t hur
    y, don’t worry and don’t forget to smell the flowers..”

    My interest is close up flowers, mainly because they don’t move!! My finger is weak and it takes time to take a picture. I am looking into getting a bite switch. I have taken some good picture so far just with t
    he camera on auto focus and I try to take at leat one shot a day. Evern in my early st
    ages of this new hobby I am noticing the intricate details of the flowers within the flow
    ers!! I have qa long, long way to go! But I am enjoying the journey!! 🙂 xx

    • Oh, thank you so much, Christine! How wonderful that you are taking some close-up floral shots. It’s amazing how much detail we can see – it’s a whole new world which is fascinating. They key is that you are enjoying this new photography interest.

  2. What a lovely way of describing those tiny stamens inside the flower! I never thought of them as bouquets within a flower. A delightful expression really. I love that you show us how to savour the details through your photography. I shall renew my eyes as I walk out today. Thank you Fergiemoto. Sharon

  3. You’re write. Sometimes I’m drawn the inside of a flower, mesmerized by the anthers, but I’ve never though of it as a bouquet within a bouquet before. What a beautiful way to describe it. Now I want to go find some flowers and look for the mini bouquets!

  4. A flower within a flower. What an awesome idea! And what a beautiful photograph. The use of shallow depth of field is used to perfection here. It makes the daisy into a translucent abstraction. Lovely colours tones, too.

  5. there is so much here to enJOY, really. your words and photograph, the bouquet within the flower, the feeling of your photo which is simply luminous… and of course the deliciousness of reading the comments of others. it’s like a little oasis of tranquility and wonder in the middle of my day.

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        • Thank you! I have a Pentax DSLR and a Tamron macro lens 90mm f2.8. I love the lens. I still have a lot to learn, but the biggest tip I picked up is that a tripod is a must for macro shots. Any little movement will cause blur. I also read that each lens has a sweet spot, where shots are the clearest, and it takes practice with different settings to determine what that is. For the f2.8 lens, I read that using the aperture setting of 5.6 is generally the sweet spot. With the still shots, I try to use manual focus whenever I can.

          • I’ve noted your tips and thank you for taking the time to respond… I’ve heard about using a tripod and I have one, but most of my shots are spontaneous; on the go kind of thing. TY again, I will keep what you shared… 🙂

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