Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 5

Hello everybody!  Decided to post this week’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday a couple of hours before my actual Monday starts to accommodate people who live on the other side of the world from me.

My capture for this week is a plumeria that is about to burst open.  Can’t wait to see what you are bringing today.  FYI – I have my comments set up to approve before they show up.  I do sleep sometimes, so please be patient with me if I don’t get to your link immediately.

Pinwheel Plumeria
Garfield Conservatory

Anyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below.  Tag your post with SMM to make search results a bit simpler.  Find all details about this challenge here.

Here is last week’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday just in case you missed it.

Beams of SMM – 4

What a great response to last week’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday.  Thanks to all who linked a photo.  Thought I’d be less likely to miss adding someone if I included them as a list.

City Sonnet – Petals with Water Drops
Travel with Tech – In my Little Garden
My Back Yard – The Aphid Farmers
Ouch My Back Hurts – Sunshine Bee
Bushboys World – Drops on a Web
Helen Bushe – An Agapanthus Bud
For the Love of – Sunshine’s Macro Monday
Granny Shot It – Macro:  August 11, 2019
Little Pieces of Me – Sunshine’s Macro Monday
Cee’s Photo Challenges – Feather Caught in a Tree
Simply Beautiful – Delicate
Lightwords – A Poetic Look at August
Q’s Place – On Tiny Wings
Photo Robert’s Blog – Sunshine’s Macro Monday 4
50 First Dates with Myself – Decomposing Prickly Pear Cactus
View from the Back – Sunshine’s Macro Monday #4

Marigold
The Morton Arboretum – Chicago

Thanks to all who participated this week.  😊  If I missed someone, please let me know.  See you on Monday, August 19 for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 5.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 4

Starting this week’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday with what I think is garden verbena. Does anyone know if this is right?

Now it is your turn!  What macro shots have you enjoyed shooting this week?

Ogden Botanical Garden
Ogden Gardens

Anyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below.  Tag your post with SMM to make search results a bit simpler.  Find all details about this challenge here.

Here is last week’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday just in case you missed it.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 3

Here we are at the third week of Sunshine’s Macro Monday.  Hope you had fun getting out to capture some details. For my entry this week, I decided to combine the macro shots that I have posted over the past week into one gallery.

Anyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below.  Tag your post with SMM to make search results a bit simpler.  Find all details about this challenge here.

Here is last week’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday just in case you missed it.

Beams of SMM – 2

The second week of Sunshine’s Macro Monday brought a variety of lovely shots of insects, a scary looking insect, and also a couple of things that I had never seen before.  Thanks so much to all who entered.  I am truly enjoying looking though all your photos so much.  If you haven’t already, look through the pics listed below.  They are so worth the time.

First post for this week came from AJ, who introduced me to beautiful Six-Spot Burnets.  Helen captured a gorgeous Common Blue damselfly.   A pink dianthus was featured by City Sonnet.  Bushboy brought out the beauty in simplicity by showing the tiny details  in the lines of a leaf.  A beautiful blue damselfly was captured by Photophile.  Then we have three beautiful winged insects on flowers captured by Kamerapromenader.    A wispy duck’s feather  was nicely captured by Cee.

Next is Lola who brought smiles and happiness through a lovely daisy shown off nicely by use of depth of field.  Eklastic found us through Cee’s listing of challenges and joined us with the  fuzziness of a bee on a summery flower.   Bernie also brought his first entry of a beautiful dragonfly that screams Halloween through its colors.  Anita found the fun of macro photography first through the scary face of a creepy insect followed by a shot of a beautiful lily.  Lastly, Xingful Mama spotted some interesting looking lichens on a maple tree.  We’ve had one more entry for this week, Robert shared two lovely macro flower captures.

IN the Details
Ogden Gardens

If I missed someone, please let me know.  Thanks again to all who took the time to enter this week.  See you on Monday, August 5 for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 3.  Get out there and have fun!

Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 2

After a great response and amazing photos to the first Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge, we are off with Week 2.

Dragonfly
Gabis Arboretum & Gardens

Just a reminder that anyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below.  Tag your post with SMM to make search results a bit simpler.  Find all details about this challenge here.   Above all, have fun!

Here is last week’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday just in case you missed it.

Beams of SMM – 1

Thanks to all who participated in the first Sunshine’s Macro Monday this week.  I was so incredibly pleased with all the photos that were submitted.  Every Friday, I will be posting a list of all the entries on the previous Monday titled Beams of SMM (Sunshine’s Macro Monday).   Please take a minute and look through the posts.  I guarantee that you will enjoy them and will be encouraged to get out there and click some more.    I know that is how I ended up feeling every time I glanced at them this week.  I think I got everyone on the list but if I missed you, please let me know.

First we have AJ who created a beautiful gallery of macro shots from insects to flowers.  Next is Helen who gathered several amazing shots of a difficult subject – a Painted Lady butterfly.  With one gallery from her perennial garden and another from her vegetable garden, is Smitha’s Bake Love.  The perennial garden is full of bright colors and I could almost smell the mint from the vegetable garden.  Now, lolaWi brought my favorite macro subject to the party – water drops on a pretty white flower.  Very nice, indeed.  I was so excited to see that as busy as Cee must be kept will her own challenges, she also posted a macro shot of a daylily for this challenge.  Thanks, Cee.

Sunflowers scream summer and Mike posted a lovely shot of a sunflower that made me smile.  For Kamerapromenader, bees were buzzing all over a purple coneflower in the botanical garden.  Busboys World brought the wonderful detail from inside a passion flower and it is lovely.  Robert brought out the details of macro in monochrome with eye-catching results.  Fear of a sting was not apparent in Xingful Mama’s capture of wasps on the blooming leeks with a wonderful depth of field as well.  Anita did a wonderful job of proving that the camera on a phone can also do a great job with close up photography.  Don’t think I would have known her shots were taken with a phone if she had not mentioned it.  City Sonnet also brought my favorite subject – Water drops on colorful geraniums.  Simply beautiful!

Stages of a Coneflower
Ogden Gardens

Thanks again to all who participated.  See you on Monday, July 29 for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 2.  Get out there and have fun!