Close up!

I’ve had a manic week. The lead up to Father’s Day is always a manic time for us dad bloggers and there’s been ongoing stress with our impending house move. It was, therefore, nice to simply take some time out for myself one afternoon and wander off into some nearby meadow land to practice my close up photography.

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It’s been a manic week so it was a delight to take myself off for a short while and practice my close up photography.

Unusually for my photography-focused blog posts, I’ve decided to share more than one image. I just couldn’t decide which picture I liked most. It was also a way of saying goodbye.

All going to plan, we will be moving very soon and I’m unlikely to return to this particular patch of meadow. It’s a place where I’ve taken many of the photographs that have appeared on this blog so it seems right to give it one final, decent spread as a way of saying thank you.

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A bug, a mini-beast as my daughter calls them, sits on a pyramidal orchid.

The images here were all shot in manual mode. I tried taking a few in close-up mode but the results were disappointing. I can’t lie, this came as pleasant surprise!

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The one that got away. I almost deleted this picture but when I saw it on my computer monitor at home I fell in love with the bright colours.

One final thing. I simply must mention Father’s Day. Whatever you’re doing to celebrate, may I wish you the very best and I hope it goes well. Personally, I have one engagement to fulfill early in the morning and I then plan to do very little indeed apart from spending time with Mrs Adams, Helen and Izzy.

As I frequently do with my photographic blogs, I’ll be linking this one to the #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the Photalife.com blog. Each Sunday, bloggers add their photographic posts to this linky so it’s a great and inspiring way to browse imagery taken by other people and pick up some hints and tips along the way. Simply click on the badge below to visit the linky.

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27 Comments

  1. June 17, 2018 / 5:20 am

    Fabulous photos, John. I can’t even pick a favourite although I love the light and focus in the first one. Happy Father’s Day to you! #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Yes, i think there is something special about that first pic, especially the lighting which I paid a lot of attention to.

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you Catherine. I had a great day. The grasshopper came out much better than I expected.

  2. June 17, 2018 / 6:41 am

    Such wonderful close up photos. Nature at ti’s best. Happy Father’s Day

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Very kid words Fiona. Not the photo shoot I was expecting or planning but sometimes that’s the best way to take pics.

  3. June 17, 2018 / 7:18 am

    Really great detail, this time of year is brilliant to try out macro photography

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      I certainly enjoyed this spot of macro photography Darren. Who knows, maybe I’ll do some more!

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      It’s the colours of the first one isn’t it? they do stand out and make the pic unique. That’s my opinion anyway!

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks Sarah. As for the move, I just want to get in to the new house now!

  4. June 17, 2018 / 10:09 am

    wow fantastic photos- hope you enjoy today!

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Thanks, yes I had a wonderful day. Glad you enjoyed the pics.

  5. June 17, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Great pictures! Excellent way to take a break from the stress too. I’m glad you didn’t delete that third photo, I think it’s a great shot. I love the vibrant colours and details against the blurred green background. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Yes, I was playing around with the aperture, hence the blurred background. There was a hedge in the background that kinda ruined the shot but a little Photoshop action took care of that.

  6. June 17, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Love the soft focus in the first one. Hope the move goes well.

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks, that was the kind of focus I was going for. Thakns for you best wishes regarding the move. I so just want to move in to the new place now.

  7. June 17, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Really brilliant detail particularly on that first shot you can see the hairs on the petals. Lovely! #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Thaks Catie, that first pic is certainly proving popular. I can see why though.

  8. June 17, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Those photos are amazing! I hope you are having a fab father’s day x

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Very happy to hear you liked the pics. I had an amazing Father’s Day, thank you.

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      I was experimenting to get as much detail as possible so glad you picked up on that.

  9. June 18, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    the first photo is stunning, really mesmerising #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Yes, I found it rather mesmerising too. Thanks Susan.

  10. June 20, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Fantastic photos of our wonderful nature #MySundayPhoto