Friday, 29 June 2018

Water Diamond Stud Tiara

After the rain stopped, I went out to do some clickings and I found my tiara studded with water diamonds.  A gift from God. Priceless !  I have a weakness for water diamonds and I will look out for it in my lil space each time after the rain. Well, I guess I am rich, each time after a heavy shower of rain.  The water gems are free from heaven and always have me bewitched.  You can see refraction on the water gems :) The sky was gloomy so I used flashlight to capture the refraction on the water droplets which I named them my 'water  gems'.
Some water gems are hidden from sight and I have to search for them ROFL. Like the photo below ^v^.

hidden gems

there is slight shake when taken  handheld
so I can't get a sharp picture yet :p

even the chilli are studded with water crystals,
 I am rich :)

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Flowers And Bees Are Great Photography Subjects

When there are flowers ,there are insects. They help in pollinating the chilli flowers in my lil space. Took a few shots of the bee buzzing around the chilli flowers which will turn into chillies later . So  thankful for them buzzing around the flowers. They are great subject for photography too.

Excerpt taken from here

How do bees pollinate plants?

Bees work very hard collecting nectar from flowers to turn into honey. But something else happens when worker bees buzz around on their daily mission. It’s called ‘pollination’ and it’s very important for our planet. Every time a bee lands on a flower, a little bit of pollen sticks to their feet. Some pollen also falls off as they fly about. When this pollen falls onto other plants, pollination occurs, which means the plants reproduce.
Bees pollinate two thirds of the world’s crops and flowers. Which means they make two thirds of all our plants grow, giving us food to eat and lovely flowers to enjoy. Bees pollinate onions, avocados, apples and strawberries, just to name a few! We have a lot to thank bees for, which is yet another reason why we must protect our precious honey bees.

trying hard to get the pollens

I am assured, this will turned into a chilli soon

they love chilli flowers and basil flowers

Monday, 19 March 2018

Baby Spider With +10 Close Up Lens

Baby Spider taken with a +10 close up lens.   Its fun taking close up pictures of insects in my lil space. Can't afford an expensive macro lens so this will do for the time being until I get one from Santa Claus :)   

I fixed the +10 close up lens to my Nikon 18-55mm kit lens and I am quite happy with the result. Photo taken handheld.

I have a  long way to go but I will never give up.  One day I will reach my goal.  Taking one step at a time to make the invisible become visible.

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Predator And Its Prey

There are a lot of garden spiders in my lil space. I recently bought a Costus plant for my lil space. One evening, I saw this spider (predator) waiting to catch the ants  ( prey ) that were running along the length of the flower.  I could not this this scene slips, so I took out my camera and started shooting away. Quite fascinating to watch through the lens.  Poor by one they were eaten by this predator.  Maybe its God's way of providing the spider its food :p  It is an interesting subject for my photography quest.  I love my lil space and I see God's wonderful creation through the lens. 

looks like a golden spider

poor ants as you can see they really have little chance
to escape from by one eaten up by the
 predator waiting to strike
 the ants can hardly escape its predator

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Photography -Random Close Up Shots Of Red Mini Hibiscus (Sleeping Hibiscus)

It has been almost 2 and half years since I took up photography and I would say that I truly enjoy this journey together with the hubby.  Though I may not have reached a stage that my photos are above average, I know I have FUN solving the challenges presented to me behind the lens of a camera. For those who are not really into photography, just consider the joy when you solve a crossword puzzle.  Unlike a crossword puzzle, photography is an evolving challenge. There is a myriad of subjects which can range from static to moving or even a sports event.  

I am sharing here some random shots which I took recently while rummaging through my lil space for suitable subject when I saw the beautiful Red Mini Hibiscus aka known as Sleeping Hibiscus are in full bloom. These are the shots I took and I am happy with them even if they dont look that great. I always tell myself I will reach there one day :)   Photos are taken with different settings to get different effect .  All shots are taken hand held. 


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Nature : Lacy Architecture Of A Leaf

The lacy architecture of a leaf  seen through a close up lens. The thick, tough veins of a leaf give the leaf its shape and remain after the rest has decomposed and the toughest part are reinforced with a material called cellulose.

Photo Credit : Elin Chia

Friday, 1 December 2017

Asian Honey Bee - Close Up Photography

It has been a while since I last posted here.  Been busy of late , but since my bittergourd flowers are a plenty this season and the bees are coming back to help pollinate the female flowers , I took the opportunity to take out my camera and started shooting away. Not many of the shots turned out good but I managed to get a few I am happy with. These Asian bees are busy fluttering away so I had to set the shutter speed to bigger number.  I find taking moving objects a challenge especially bees and birds. They cant stay still for long :)  Anyway, I am happy with my progress .  Close Up Photography gives me happiness ....I will never give up on close up photography. I hope to master the art of close up photography comes 2018.  All the close up photos  are taken hand held.