WPC Challenge: Getting Up Close and Personal

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Good morning from a cool but sunny day.  The sun is just coming up and it should be a good day.  I am heading over to Napier again today with a couple of lovely ladies from my social snappers group.  So it should be fun.

Today’s challenge by  over at The Daily Post has asked us to get up close and personal with our photos.  Macros.  Which is great as yesterday we had a great time just wandering around the Women’s Centre taking photos.  It had been foggy which went very quickly.  Which disappointed me a little.  But that was okay because it left a very heavy dew and with the early morning light we had a fabulous time wandering around and just enjoying the opportunities.  We also found some early blossoms too.  So spring is showing some signs of arriving.  I am hanging out for some warmer weather.

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The light was just right and the colours of the flowers were so bright and vivid.

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So I took a lot of photos….

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But to my surprise

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I only took 314 photos….

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I have now a lot of photos of poppies.

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Showing both front and back views…

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Some fully open views….

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Some on the verge of dying…

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And finally some colourful leaves in the sun.

I know I have a lot of photos today but it was a case of which to chose.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/close-up/

VERY CLOSE – THE WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/weekly-photo-challenge-close-up-can-you-cap-this-one/

https://tomwarrenphoto.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/close-up/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/weekly-photo-challenge-up-close-and-far-out/

Close Up #dpchallenge #photography

https://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/weekly-photo-challenge-close-up/

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Floral Macros

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Good morning from a cold Hastings.

I enjoyed Cee’s tips last week on taking floral macros.  I have always struggled with this.  My camera is mega slow after I dropped it so need to have perfect conditions to take really good shots. I have a lot of problems getting the right depth of field.  So I took her advice and zoomed in as much as I can and then cropped back to get my final images.

These were taken in our garden.  For the first image I wasn’t happy with the colour tone so used a filter to make it more interesting.

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I still tend to use filters to get a more interesting final image.  I suppose though, it is all about developing my own style too.  I really miss my Mac apps though.

These were all edited with Photoscape.

Check out Cee’s post here

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/06/03/cees-fun-foto-challenge-floral-macros/

and her tips

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/05/16/cees-tips-and-tricks-floral-macros/

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/05/30/cees-tips-and-tricks-floral-macros-part-two/

Her photos are amazing.

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