Let's Rest for a Moment...
Taken at Melbourne Zoo
Taken in my parents' garden, in France. Bleuets (sorry, don't know the English name) are coming out and are beautiful! Bleuet - cornflower. Thank you Google Translate!
Another one taken whilst on my trip to France, in my parents' garden
Taken in my parents' garden, with a +4 close-up filter
Dragonfly resting on a chive stick.When I tried to take one of the chives out of the view, it flew away, so only had time for 3 shots. Hope it comes back in the garden so I get another try at it!!
Taken in the garden. Processed in Aperture, with a Toy Camera effect
Finally! Got a proper macro lens for my birthday. So far, I was using close-up filters on my normal lenses, or extension tubesSo this one is among the first test shots with itHope you like it!
Taken in my garden, with a +4 close-up filter -- Please click on the photo to see it against a black background --
Spring is here...
Flower from a New Zealand flax plant (Phormium), taken in the garden
taken using a lens extension This flower, whilst dead, inspired me for its texture and crispiness
Ladybug in my parents' garden, shot with a close-up filter
Shot in Singapore Airport (of all places!!) used a close-up filter
Bee having a feed in my parents's garden Shot with close-up filter
Cyanotype version of my photo "Burst of Spring" (http://500px.com/photo/17280725) Please also visit my Portfolio on: Macro World
Macro of a rose in my garden. Taken with extension tube, and processed as a rose monochrome in Aperture Let me know what you think! Also, please visit my website dedicated to macro photography: Macro World
Shot today in the garden, with the last of the sun rays
Spring is here, and with it, little buds in the nectarine tree in my garden and some sun (finally!!) Perfect occasion to try my new extension tubes, coupled with a 50mm 1.4D lens. I like the very soft rendering and very short depth of field it gives. Please let me know what you think (good or not so good!)
Photo of a white camellia in the garden, using a close-up filter (+4)
Plumeria, aka frangipani flower, shot in Port Douglas
Taken in the garden, one of my first trials at macro
Bee on lavender, taken in the garden, using close-up filter
Part of my macro series. Bee on lavender in the garden
The Love Flower - Happy New Year!
Agapanthus (literally - the Love Flower) taken in my garden. Wishing all 500px friends and supporters a Very Happy New Year 2013
Birdy in bokeh
Taken in my back garden, early in the morning
Orchid on White
Taken against the bathroom window to get the white background Please click on the photo to get the black background
Butterfly on Yellow
Taken with my iPhone5, this afternoon in the garden. The quality is a bit grainy, but you can get quite close to the subject, and the auto exposure is not bad at all for a phone
Gladiolus - Purple Wave
Purple gladiolus, shot in the gardenPhoto taken with 50mm f/1.4 lens with extension tube
L'Abat-Jour - The Lamp Shade
Shot in the garden, with Tamron macro Processed in Aperture, with a white balance correction of "Tungsten" light, so the white of the petals lost there greenish hue from the original As always, please let me know what you think - any constructive feedback is really appreciated Have a good light!
La Fleur de Monet
Taken in Monet gardens, in Giverny, France, during my last trip there
Taken in the garden, with natural light only. I took a few shots under a darker background, then put another bouquet of purple flowers behind, which gave me that back colour. thought it was a more interesting background than the dark one Shot in raw format, with no correction in Aperture
Thank you! 10,000
A special thank you to all of you who liked, faved and commented on my photo. You helped me reached the first 10,000 milestone. I feel so privileged to be part and contribute to such a great community of photographers, and I've taken so much motivation from looking at all your great photos. To mark this achievement, I've taken a macro in the garden, gf a pink chrysanthemum. Hope you enjoy!
Portrait of a Cicada - The Green Grocer
Yesterday, I was looking around the garden, when I noticed a bunch of dead insects shells, quite big, but completely hollow. I then discovered a Cicala, and soon found a whole population of them. A quick research (thank you Wikipedia!) taught me the species of cicada I had found was the Australian "green grocer", or Cyclochila australasiae, which is among the loudest insects in the world. And the empty shells were the nymph skins in which they burrow underground. I am quite fascinated by this insect, and took a lot of shots, but only a few were successful and in focus. I haven't heard their noise yet, but I guess it will be one of those nights, soon.
Ladybug in bokeh
Taken in the garden, under natural light. I like the contrast between the ladybug and the vibrant yellow of the flower Suggest you click on the photo to see it on a black background
Nymph - Cicada "Green Grocer" shell
Nymph from a Green Grocer cicada If you want to see a video of the cicada coming out of its nymph, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cicada_molting_animated-2.gif Also, for a portrait of the actual cicada, go to my previously posted photo: http://500px.com/photo/53005916
Agapanthus in Bokeh - Happy 2014!
Taken in the garden, under natural light. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2014 and best photographic wishes. Thanks for all your support throughout the year - really appreciated PS: if you're on your computer, I suggest you click on the photo to see it on a black background
Architecture of an Iris
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2014! This is a type of tall bearded iris, which I shot in the garden, under natural light. Irises have hundreds of species, but all are characterised by the symmetrical six-lobed flowers: 3 'sepals', that are drooping downwards (aka "falls", and 3 petals, standing upright (ala "standards"). The 'bearded' nomination comes from the yellow beard-like part on the falls I don't know the exact name of this species (please let me know if you do), but find the symmetry and 'architecture' of this iris flower very interesting Hope you enjoy!
Taken in the garden, under natural light. This is spring here in Australia, so hope this sends you a ray of sunshine if you live in the Northern Hemisphere
Shot in the front garden, in bright daylight
Dew on Agapanthus
Taken last year in the garden, this is a close-up of an Agapanthus flower, with some dew on it For more details behind this shot, please visit my new blog, on: Australian Light Seeker
Coeur de Bleuet
Taken during my trip to France, last year, in my parents' garden Please also visit my blog Australian Light Seeker for The Story Behind... this image
Taken today in the garden, this is the flower of a little strawberry. The heart of the flower will eventually grow and become the fruit. I shot this one with my Nikkor 70-200mm, with a Hoya close-up filter (+4) in front of it. For The Story Behind this photo, please visit my blog Australian Light Seeker
Coeur de Rose
Taken in the afternoon light, with my macro lens, this is a beautiful old-style burgundy rose. To read about The Story Behind, please look at my blog sire: Australian Light Seeker Thanks for your visit and support!
Portrait of a Mantis
a close-up of a mantis, who accepted to pose for me in the garden :-) For The Story Behind, please visit my blog: Australian LightSeeker Thanks for your visit and comments
Coeur de Rose #2
Another macro of the heart of a rose, this time a beautiful white rose from my garden. This was taken handheld, under natural light. Please also visit my blog Australian LightSeeker for The Story Behind this shot Thanks for your visit and comments!