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Let's Rest for a Moment...
Bleuet #2
Bleuet #3
Bleuet
Red Eyes
Camellia
Yellow Macro
Chive Flowers
Spring is here...
Pink #2
La Coccinelle
Tea Party!
Lunchtime
Bleue
Rose Monochrome
La Rose
Nectarine Bud
Camellia
Frangipani flower
Orange flower
Geranium Dew
Pink
The Ant
L'Abeille
Lavender #2
The Bee
The Love Flower - Happy New Year!
Birdy in bokeh
Orchid on White
Butterfly on Yellow
Gladiolus - Purple Wave
L'Abat-Jour - The Lamp Shade
La Fleur de Monet
La Tulipe
Thank you! 10,000
Portrait of a Cicada - The Green Grocer
Ladybug in bokeh
Nymph - Cicada "Green Grocer" shell
Agapanthus in Bokeh - Happy 2014!
Architecture of an Iris
Agapanthus Bouquet
Abandonnee
Dew on Agapanthus
Coeur de Bleuet
Bebe Fraise
Coeur de Rose
Portrait of a Mantis
Coeur de Rose #2

Let's Rest for a Moment...

Taken at Melbourne Zoo

Bleuet #2

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!

Bleuet #3

Another one taken whilst on my trip to France, in my parents' garden

Bleuet

Taken in my parents' garden, with a +4 close-up filter

Red Eyes

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!!

Camellia

Taken in the garden. Processed in Aperture, with a Toy Camera effect

Yellow Macro

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!

Chive Flowers

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

Pink #2

taken using a lens extension This flower, whilst dead, inspired me for its texture and crispiness

La Coccinelle

Ladybug in my parents' garden, shot with a close-up filter

Tea Party!

Shot in Singapore Airport (of all places!!) used a close-up filter

Lunchtime

Bee having a feed in my parents's garden Shot with close-up filter

Bleue

Cyanotype version of my photo "Burst of Spring" (http://500px.com/photo/17280725) Please also visit my Portfolio on: Macro World

Rose Monochrome

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

La Rose

Shot today in the garden, with the last of the sun rays

Nectarine Bud

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!)

Camellia

Photo of a white camellia in the garden, using a close-up filter (+4)

Frangipani flower

Plumeria, aka frangipani flower, shot in Port Douglas

Orange flower

Geranium Dew

Pink

Taken in the garden, one of my first trials at macro

The Ant

L'Abeille

Bee on lavender, taken in the garden, using close-up filter

Lavender #2

The Bee

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

La Tulipe

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!

Agapanthus Bouquet

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

Abandonnee

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

Bebe Fraise

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!