Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: Macro

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead... his eyes are closed."
-Albert Einstein

I was so pleased with the choice John made for our challenge, because I need to work on doing more "Macro" photography. I have been struggling with a cold since, New Years, so I didn't get a chance to take many new photos since the challenge was announced, but I did take the flower photo at the bottom of this entry, so that is my latest attempt at doing macro, but I did a little bit of macro photography while visiting the butterfly exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers last summer. Here are a few of the butterflies, and a new flower... up-close and personal!

Julia

Vanessa (Painted Lady)



Thank you John, for the awesome challenge! Be sure to visit John's blog, "Personal Effects," to see his entry. You can find the other Round Robin participants simply by clicking the links below!

Linking List

John... Personal Effects
POSTED!

Carly... Ellipsis...Suddenly Carly
POSTED!

Janet... Fond Of Photography
POSTED!

Karen... Outpost Mavarin
POSTED!

Dorn... Through The Eyes Of The Beholder
POSTED!

Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix
POSTED!

Kerrin... Macrocapture
POSTED!

Julie... Julie's Web Journal
POSTED!

Steven... (sometimes) photoblog
POSTED!

Linda... Blah Blah Blog
POSTED!

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures
POSTED!


-OndineMonet

13 comments:

John Darrow said...

Closeups of butterflies and cosmos--a couple of my favorite subjects! Nice stuff. (Yep, you're making me want to get up to that San Fran place...)

Anonymous said...

These pictures are so beautiful, I just can't say anything else ! They would be a very good subject for painting (I paint) so colorful. The first picture looks like a human, coming from another planet ! He looks as if he is wearing boots !

DesLily said...

beautiful, as always Carly. I don't have a Macro so I stayed away from this lol

Janet said...

ooh that first one scared me, then made me smile :-)

I like the 4th one down :-)

Linda (Lou) said...

If you are ever in the Denver area, you must go to the Butterfly Pavilion! Love the top pic! Definitely my fave! How'd you get the b'flies to hold so still???

Anonymous said...

I didn't participate this time and I probably should have and could have, but for some reason I couldn't get my head around what was wanted. I'm a bit dingy that way lately. ;-) I love your pics -- they are beautiful! I can't get enough of the butterflies!

Anonymous said...

The second and third shots are really extraordinary. Look at all those subtle gradiation in color! Someday I hope to take macro nature photos half as good as this.

Anonymous said...

Love that first Julia! Personality :-)

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful.

julie said...

Great butterflies - and I love the shot on top. That's just too cool.

Anonymous said...

Oh Carly...well done my friend, well done!

Nancy

gina said...

absolutely wonderful. i love all of your shots! :)

kmm said...

I've been away and only just caught up. Love your photos and just think your blog is wonderful.
Cheers Kerrin