Monday, June 12, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Yesterday’s Image was the clasp to a gold chain bracelet my dad gave me upon graduation from high school twenty years ago this week! Feeling a little aged, Phil, Jasp, Marc, Otto, Bob…you all need to help me out here.

I really could’ve posted today’s image on Abstract Fridays. With the limited focus on the one plane, it almost appears as if the pollen is suspended in mid-air. This was one of the first shots I took with all three extension tubes attached to the lens. I had just bought six petunia seedlings. One of the blooms fell off during planting. Some critter dug up all the plants over time and they are all gone. At least I got some shots from this little bloom.

Went out to shoot the full moon last night. Dragged all the kids and their friend, despite the mostly cloudy skies. We never saw the moon, but it was a beautiful evening. I did take some night shots, so it wasn’t a complete loss. Today, it’s raining cats and dogs, but no matter. It’s my oldest’s 15th birthday! I’ve been a Mom for 15 years now.

OMG, guys, I’ve feeling aged again.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/45
Aperture Setting - f-2.8 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
13mm 21mm and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

9:06 AM  
Blogger Sriram said...

Nice Marco shot... Lovely pattern and the lavender makes it special!

9:25 AM  
Anonymous david said...

are you sure that this shouldn't be take a guess #15? great macro, fantastic colour!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Terrific macro. I love the rich, vibrant colors.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I like the ultra closeup. Nice colors and detail too.
Three extension tubes gives you lots of image power.
Very nice.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

i really like the richness of the colours here..

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Happy birthday to your oldest Micki

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very vivid, nice macro!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Great macro...colour is brilliant!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

crazy colors :-) but in my mind a bit overexposed.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

Anew fine macro. Awesome colors and texture.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

cool the colors and hi-contrast here:-)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Love these purple colors! This is not easy.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Micki...don't feel old, your just a kid! LOL (I can say that I've got 5 years on you. I graduated in 81...shhh...don't tell anyone.)

They do grow up fast. I can't believe my oldest will be 21 in a few months. Yikes!

This shot is really lovely. It almost looks like the pollen is shooting out of the flower.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I forgot to mention my middle guys 16th birthday is this Sunday!

He's going to a wedding in North Carolina and will be playing piano for it. So I won't see him on his birthday until very late. *sigh*

9:53 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Aww..15 already! That's going to be me in 11 years and boy do the years fly by. =(

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Ron : said...

With 3 extention tubes, you must have been scraping the flower!!

11:49 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

It looks like it's sneezing pollen:). Welcome to the feeling old club! I feel your pain:).

12:00 AM  
Anonymous G said...

This is a nice blend of macro and abstract.

2:00 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Beautiful macro :)

2:53 AM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

Very nice colours. YOu know I sent my camera for repairs to Delhi. It has come back and I have also got back by really really old film SLR Pentax ES2 and am looking forward to taking some shots with that.

3:13 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Great choice the depth of field and the colour just pops!

4:19 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

I love these extension tube shots you take. I still have the tubes for my old film Pentax bodies . . you’ve set me thinking, as you often do. Nice deep colors you have in this one.

4:22 AM  
Anonymous david said...

i love the small piece of yellow emerging from the pink colours! cheers :)

5:05 AM  
Anonymous bruno said...

just wonderful macro shot, i love those colors! take care

5:38 AM  
Anonymous e etomi said...

great shot. I love the lavender

5:52 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Very pretty. I need a macro.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. Beautiful colour and, as you say, the pollen looks like it is suspended. Well shot.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Hey, I guessed right on yesterday's pic. Yay! So what's my prize? ;-)

I really like this shot Micki. Great macro. The colours are very soft, and the pollen in the air is great.

9:21 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

I still have the tickets from my high school graduation - Monday, June 9th 1986. Don't call it age - call it wisdom :-)

This is gorgeous - a hidden world revealed...

7:01 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Sorry for the delay but have been travelling for a week. If it makes you feel any younger my eldest daughter is 24 and my youngest 19..they keep me young but sometimes make me feel old :-).

I thought this picture was an eye the first time I glanced have so many possibilities to give a colourful and abstract display...well at least when you take them anyway :-)

2:15 PM  

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