Today we had sun! I celebrated by photographing backlit moss with my Raynox DCR250 macro conversion lens attached to my 100mm macro lens to get really close.
Moss really is surprisingly beautiful and interesting when you get close to it.
Like a forest of tiny trees casting long shadows in the afternoon sun.
A single strand of gossamer was caught in the moss.
And I found the tiniest of baby snails on one of the stems. The only way to see it was on the screen at native resolution.
I haven’t been blogging much recently. I need to concentrate on my degree for the next few months and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to blog and keep up with everyone else’s blogs, and take images, process them, study, be a mum and wife, keep house, etc etc. So I am going to blog once a week for a little while now and hopefully do better at reading the blogs I follow.
‘A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.’ Oliver Herford
Excellent macros. Moss makes for a surprisingly good photo subjects. Especially with the sunlight.
Know that need to take a break from blogging now and then only too well. Great good success with the studies and all the rest!
Ooooh, gorgeous macros!
Thank you, Dina. 🙂
These are excellent macro shots, Rachael!
Thanks, Gracie. They were fun, if a little uncomfortable, to do.
Love the moss, and the little snail but I hope he stays that size.
Thanks. Somehow I doubt he will 😉
Your macro’s are stunning! new follower♥
Love this attention to detail and your line, “Like a forest of tiny trees casting long shadows in the afternoon sun…” Beautiful.
All the best with your degree pursuit, Rachael! What are you studying?
Thanks, Tricia. Just happened to be online when your comment popped up. 🙂 I am studying for a Masters in Victorian Art and Literature.
Clapping hands with glee… these are just scrumptious Rachael.. I LOVE them 😀
Great macros — I can practically see the spores in those spore capsules!
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