Tag Archives: Macro photography

When The Birds and The Bees Meet

I felt him looking at me. He was staring from the roof of the bird feeder. Mr Yellow Jacket rubbed his hands together, watching my approach.  Was he planning an attack?

"Hey, gang, wake up, someone is heading this way. She looks tasty"

All winter, the Yellow Jackets have laid in wait, dormant, hiding inside the log cabin that sits on the bird feeder. We did not realize they had built a home there.

"I am coming Buzz, I am ready to attack cause I am hungry It has been a long winter."

My husband had to take down the log house and remove the nest. The Yellow Jackets continue to gather around the empty feeder. I have a feeling they will be building another home inside the house.

The hive, but no honey. Just our luck, we get the Yellow Jackets. Why don't the Honey Bees built a hive on our property.

There was a cluster of bees inside the nest.

We enjoy feeding the birds and watching them at the feeder. I wonder if birds will eat the bees? I hope so.

The Birdhouse is back on the post. We will keep watching for further developments.

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A Closer Look through the Lens

I have been having fun using my macro lens to photograph a variety of sticks. The colours, the shapes and the unique twists in the sticks I found is amazing.
Taking a close look at things has become a passion. It is easy to overlook the individual branch when looking at the beauty of a tree. I invite you to look closer.

Pretty in Pink

The stickman

Hairy bud and snow

I'm Likin' the Lichen

Lets twist again, Like we did last summer.

My hairy bud

Red and white

Today is a Snow Day

I have anxiously waited for a snowstorm. I have wanted it to snow for weeks now. I am not a skier, I don’t own a snowmobile. I am on a treasure hunt. I am hunting for the perfect snowflake. I want to photograph snow. We had a bit of snow this last day and I had a chance to play. It is still too warm to capture flakes because they are melting too fast. Here are some of the photos I did manage to capture. I still have a lot to learn. I hope you enjoy.

Rose on the Blue Spruce

Piled up and delicate

Icy Chimes

Snowflake on the BBQ

Surprised by a Crystal Forest

It snowed. The kind of snow that drifts and swirls. Tiny flakes soon accumulated making a blanket of white several inches deep. I took a few photos with my macro lens. Looking over the shots, I found I had taken photos of a minature forest. Some of the crystals twinkled like stars in a soft mist that almost hid the trees.

The Crystal Forest

I really enjoy viewing the miniature world.

 

Natures Ice Carving

I took this photo of a piece of ice. There are  a few flowers delicately carved by the hand of God into the ice. The colour is the sunset shining gloriously in the background. I cropped one of the photos of ice I posted yesterday. It is actually, the piece I am using for the header image. There is beauty is all around us, even in a cold piece of ice. Look closely or you may miss it.

Ice Mountain on the Lake

On a normal Day in Late January, Late Simcoe will have trucks and snowmobiles travelling across it. There are usually countless fish huts dotting the lake. Not this year. It has been a mild winter. The water near the shore froze, but the high winds broke the ice and pushed the pieces toward the shore. Now there are chunks of ice sticking up all over making it hard to walk. In the sheltered parts of the Lake, the water has frozen once again. The patterns in the ice that are sticking up are beautiful.

 

We walked on the lake just before sunset, the colours adding to the drama.

 

Natures Lace

 

mountain majesty

 

Some ice mountains are rounded.

 

Ice like a thousand stars

 

The setting sun added colour to the snow and ice.

 

 

 

Sunset over Lake Simcoe

Cyclamen and Ice

Just a few photographs for a Saturday night. I am still thinking of the Photo Challenge topic of Hope. The Cyclamen bud, waiting for its time to flower, to fulfill its purpose. Hoping to provide beauty for our enjoyment. I visited a friend and could not resist taking some shots of her beautiful Cyclamen. The first photo is along the walkway at our home. One of the bushes still has a few red berries, covered in ice. I hope you enjoy.