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For Ray


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

Here's Queen Anne's Lace unraveled and visited by a friend...on The Farm.
(FYI, all the tiny flowerettes are still closed.)

This is for you, Ray, because you got your love of bugs and insects from your dad.
I just wish I knew how to take macros with our same camera like you do!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


For Ray


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

Here's Queen Anne's Lace unraveled and visited by a friend...on The Farm.
(FYI, all the tiny flowerettes are still closed.)

This is for you, Ray, because you got your love of bugs and insects from your dad.
I just wish I knew how to take macros with our same camera like you do!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (28)

OH! Ginnie.! I have had to read three times the title of blog... thought that yours was not watching. Close up very good. I like much the light that there is here! Bravo
Ginnie Hart: HA! Glad you figured it out, Jose. smile Thanks.
What striking colours! Very nice, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mary!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Sep 2007, 01:46
I am hugely flattered, Ginnie.
This is a beautiful image...in terms of subject matter, camera skill and presentation. Your colours are rich, but subtle; your frame is perrrrfect!
And,yes, now that you have shown another stage of the flower's life, I believe I might have seen it somewhere.
I love the knot of beetles over the core of the flower ball...almost like they are hard at work creating the flowers.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you're happy, Ray, because you deserve recognition!!!

Are you saying there's more than one beetle in there??? I had no idea. smile
  • Aussie
  • Queensland
  • 29 Sep 2007, 03:29
Nice capture Ginnie. That flower is amazing.
Ginnie Hart: Interestingly, Aussie, you really still can't see what QAL looks like from this. But I did like the bug. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 29 Sep 2007, 04:27
lol! Now all i need to listen to as i look at this pic is Marvin Gaye's "lets get in on!"
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, Rags. grin Thanks.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Sep 2007, 05:17
that time of year ...lol,oi there is this thing called privacy...lol
Ginnie Hart: I had no idea there was more than one bug here, Yeni. So now I'm learning from the rest of you. smile Thanks.
Hey, this does remind me of Ray's photos, especially with that frame. wink
Ginnie Hart: Glad you see a similarity, Karen. smile Thanks.
Don't worry ! Thatss a nice macro Ginnie. Lighting is perfect and wow.. love affair !
Ginnie Hart: And I had no idea there was more than one bug here, Flo! grin Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2007, 08:20
What plenty of light and colours (including the yellow frame and letters)! A wonderful picture, full of joy of life! I'm feeling like a bee crawling over the flowerettes although closed and I'm collecting my honey! And roundabout a hum of many insects as you can hear! Indian summer! What kind of beetle is here depictured?
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea what kind of bug(s) this is, Philine. Maybe Ray knows??? smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Sep 2007, 08:27
The flower opening up is fab... But theres nothing like wanting to spend the weekend together as your beetles are showing in this shot-nudge,nudge wink,wink say no more wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! And to think I didn't even know there was more than one beetle here, Tracy. grin Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2007, 10:47
Works really well Ginnnie - there is a wonderful sense of light and tonal harmony about this shot, that I rarely see in macro photography. Good one!
Ginnie Hart: The light was there, for some reason, Mike, so I'm glad it came through. You're a sweetheart. Thanks.
Hi hi hi... Shutterchance is becoming a sexual photo site !!!
Very instructive !! Very nice picture Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: And to think I didn't even know this was more than one beetle, Roland! grin Thanks.
Fabulous picture, interestingly backlit
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chris.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2007, 12:11
Nice macro shot. Are they doing what comes naturally?! Well spotted.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I didn't even know this was a 'they,' Ingrid, so I guess so. smile Thanks.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2007, 12:41
fantastic detail in this Ginnie - the flowers and the beetles
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paul. smile
Superb. Great detail. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave!
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 29 Sep 2007, 15:07
Well spotted Ginnie, nothing like catching some bugs in the act! grin
Ginnie Hart: And to think I didn't even know there was more than one until everyone started saying something! grin Thanks, Chris.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Sep 2007, 15:41
LOL It looks like there's a spotlight on them from below. It's a great shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The lighting really surprised me, Scarlet. I was lucky. Thanks.
  • Francis
  • Singapore
  • 29 Sep 2007, 16:15
Fantastic contrast and beautiful colour tone. Love this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million for stopping by and commenting, Francis.
Ginnie this is fantastic.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Bill. Thanks.
whoa! ginnie!
two waving thumbs up!

i have a bug sex photo i'd been reluctant to put up...but now i'm thinking again
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll be looking for yours, Dr.A.W. Since when have we been afraid to show Nature in all her wonder! grin
  • astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Sep 2007, 19:09
Nice flower, beautiful colours,now I see how it blooms and Ginnie isn't it nice to have a realy, realy close friend? wink
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Astrid. Friends are what we're here for. We need to make friends all around the world!!! Thanks.
  • Busola
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2007, 19:28
Ginnie this is absolutely awesome. Wicked more like. Wow
Ginnie Hart: Awww. 'Wicked' is what it's all about, I guess, Busola. I love it. smile
Nice shot - love the colours
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, PB.
Hey you, very nice shot indeed, I can't read your exif but it looks like you got ther DOF right and I know you've been working on that. It looks like your at the edge of your ISO as well because a little noise is creeping in on the beetles or do they look like that. I like this one, my Queen Anne did not come out as nice as this. Well done smile

J
Ginnie Hart: HA! I have no clue if that's beetle design or noise, Johnny. I didn't want to get any closer than I already was. smile Thanks.
  • bisola
  • Surbiton
  • 29 Sep 2007, 23:27
Wow! I love this capture Ginnie. Almost looks surreal...

Looks like these beetles are 'making babies'! There goes their privacy wink
Ginnie Hart: No privacy whatsoever with Mother Nature, Bisola. grin Thanks a million.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Sep 2007, 22:35
So you claim you didn't know there were coppulating beetles in the queen's laces. I have to think about that. tongue

Excellent shot.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Louis, even I surprise myself!! grin Thanks.
WOW!! Now, i truly think all of your photos are amazing but this has to be one of your best!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you for saying so, Mad! That means a lot coming from you!!! smile

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