June 30, 2011
Zooming in at the Farm
I receive so many nice comments when I post blogs from around the farm. This time, I decided to do something a little different and instead of sharing images of the general landscape, I zoomed in on individual objects using the macro setting on my Canon G12 and my Canon 5D. The macro setting allows the camera to focus on very close objects just inches away. It’s almost like looking through a magnifying glass. Do you use your macro setting? Do you have interesting macro photos? If you would like to share, send them to email@example.com and if we get enough, perhaps we’ll create a gallery of your shots.
1 What is this green sphere?
2 Why, it's a pea in a pod! My peas, both shelling and edible pods, have been so prolific this year!
3 A fascinating shape and design
4 It's the top of a seed pod of an Oriental poppy.
5 What could this fleshy, colorful image be?
6 And what about this bulbous object?
7 It's the petal and stigma of an Asiatic lily.
8 Another amazing lily, which looks like it's paint splattered
9 And more
10 A gorgeous shade of pink
11 A sea of lily color!
12 Something woody?
13 It's the bark of a bald cypress tree.
14 And what could this hairy structure be?
15 It is actually the seed pod of a clematis flower.
16 When the flower is spent and the petals fall off, the plant forms seeds with long tails.
17 A veiny and leathery leaf of....
18 A cabbage in the vegetable garden
19 A very pretty shade of purple
20 It is a leaf of a red cabbage plant
21 Something looks very bristly.
22 They are the flower buds of the blue-flowering borage.
23 What's pushing through the soil?
24 Squash plants in the vegetable garden!
25 The tomato plants are growing well.
26 A macro of a tomato flower
27 And of its hairy stem
28 A very busy bee gathering nectar from....
29 Little nepeta, or catmint flowers
30 A macro of stones....
31 Actually, it's the gravel that lines my carriage roads.
32 Something scaly
33 A pine cone from a white pine tree
34 And what could this beautiful flower be?
35 It's the flower of a catalpa tree, which form in clusters and drop quite suddenly.
36 A macro of a ridged leaf
37 Which belongs to an ensete tree, a relative of the edible banana.
38 A macro of tiny white flowers
39 That belong to the creeping thyme which grows along the stone pathway.
40 And tiny purple flowers
41 Also creeping thyme along the pathway
42 A gorgeous structural flower of....
43 A succulent plant
44 Another green sphere....
45 This time, it's an apple growing on the apple espalier.