For my last Sunday Photo of 2015, I found this tiny bud on a fuchsia plant. After all the recent bad news of all kinds, it just seemed like a message of hope.
We cannot foretell what 2016 will bring, but I am often grateful for the mental uplift that living things can give us.
Best wishes for the coming year to all my readers.
Around this time of year, when not many garden flowers are in bloom, these tiny flowers, often sold as pot plants, can bring welcome colour to a window-sill. They also make a great subject for macro photography – each individual flower is barely 10 mm in size!
This post is part of my continued participation in the Alphabet Photography Project.
Just recently, the prevailing weather has been unusually mild (but catastrophic in some parts of the U.K. due to flooding!)
Here, this has allowed a few flowers to continue to bloom. This hebe is one example – a cheering sight on a grey, dull day.
Looking for something colourful today, I found these tiny leaves, autumnal and yet uplifting, with their stunning combination of shape and line, together with vivid colour. They are only small – this is, once again, a macro shot. It’s all about using these… [author points to eyes]It's kind to share!
As I’ve already mentioned, I recently had a terrific opportunity to photograph some amazing insects, many of them possessing the most marvellous camouflage. Here is another example – I’m afraid I can’t give you its exact name, right now. A most useful characteristic of many of these insects (from a photographer’s point of view) is that they don’t move around all that fast; their camouflage, rather than their speed, is their main defence.
For this photo, I used a separate flashgun, fitted with a home-made light diffuser, to simulate a sunlit day.
Thursday saw the brief return of summer. In the sensory garden at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, bees of all kinds were taking advantage of this. I’m sorry that I can’t give you the scent of all the flowers and plants: buddleia, rosemary, lavender, box, many more…It's kind to share!