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.

Beams of SMM – 3

Here we have it!  This week’s compilation of entries to Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 3.

Who knew that rosemary blooms pretty blossoms?  I didn’t until CitySonnet introduced me to some three pretty captures of rosemary. A perfectly focused fly on a marguerite with incredible depth of field was brought by Kamerapromenader.   Bushboys World featured the intricate weave of a spider’s web on an ironbark tree.  A gorgeous gallery of butterflies were photographed by AJ.  Lola’s macro shot of a begonia showed off its colors and details magnificently.  A little bit of bokeh was highlighted by Helen with beautiful results.  A wildflower photographed by Anita had all the beauty of summer contained in one flower.  A magnificent head shot of an American Bald Eagle was brought to us by Cee. Sheree is giving macro a try for the first time on her ipad mini with some shots from Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.

Yellow Wildflower
Linton’s Enchanted Gardens

Thanks to all who participated this week.  😊  If I missed someone, please let me know.  See you on Monday, August 12 for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 4.

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!

Rainforest of the Sea

Travel often leads to new discoveries.  That was definitely true of our recent trip to Hawaii.  Some of those encounters were at the Maui Ocean Center, where we were able to get up close to fish without going out to the coral reefs, often referred to as the rainforests of the sea. You see, I never learned how to swim. . . .

Yellow Tang
Maui Ocean Center

This cute, little guy is a yellow tang.  Of course, with the color and brightness of sunshine, he caught my attention immediately.

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Discovery
Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Aquarium