Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Macro Spring

We have had 15 degrees today and wonderful sunshine. I could not resist the temptation to try my luck with some close-up images of the forsythia outside our front door. Little insects were whizzing and buzzing around, and I tried desperately to keep up with them; aiming, focusing and hoping they did mot move before my remote time delay had activated the shutter! Not easy, I have to say.

I cropped the best and thought I ought to brighten up my blog with some beautiful spring colours. Here you are!

 

Ladybird on forsythia

 

Fly on forsythia

12 comments:

Expats Again said...

I love them both! Isn't spring wonderful. Time to get the old camera out and enjoy this weather.

Bjebeje said...

National Geographic, here's a new photographer for you to engage!

swenglishexpat said...

Expats Again - Thank you. Spring inspires, doesn't it.

Bjebeje - You flatterer!

Zuzana said...

Absolutely magical. True sentiments of spring - I think insects are so much fun to photograph.;))
xoxo

swenglishexpat said...

Zuzana - Thank you, fun yes, as long as they do as I say, SIT!

ladyfi said...

How delightful! Can't wait to try out some spring macro photography.

Chris Petrak said...

Well of course, I saw, after the fact - the little things must stir to life, in part to feed the bigger things. Your macros provided the aha! Those bugs have got to be ready to go when the flowers bloom, when the insect eaters return, when life bursts forth. Thanks.

swenglishexpat said...

LadyFi - Thank you. It is an interesting small world indeed.

Chris - Very true, but I luckily got there first! ;-)

Limningedge said...

lovely!
I am still hibernating ... or trying to stay afloat - as we have had only 10 days without rain since December 11, and record braking rain amounts for the season ...and still it rains!
I may have to take up carpentry ;-)

swenglishexpat said...

Limningedge - Goodness me! That sounds like very wet indeed. I hope it stops soon. Your carpentry hint makes me think of the old (60s?) sketch with Bill Cosby about a modern day Noah building his ark in the driveway, having to tell the rabbits "Only two, only two!". :-D

Peter H said...

Great photos. It would be nice to have some decent weather and no rain to actually get out of the house.

Current "tropical low" now moving into WA, but was very wet again. The mould is even growing mould on itself!!

swenglishexpat said...

Petr H - Thank you. Sorry for taking so long to reply, but been away on hols etc and just getting back into things. Hope your weather has improved by now.