Just Me And My Macro, A Short Hike Near Home.
Sorry I haven’t been able to post to my blog page for a few days but been busy at my real job and couldn’t find any free time. This blog takes some time but it is fun and I enjoy sharing the beautiful things I find on my hikes.
I had a chance to take a short hike out the railroad tracks near my home after work today and I only took my macro lens with me. I always thought I had a good eye for finding some of the minute and hidden things in nature but the macro lens has opened a whole new world to me. So many things I have seen before look so different through the macro lens. And looking close with the lens has allowed me to discover things I never knew existed. And almost in my own back yard.
Today I photographed some flowers, daisies, clover, some more wildflowers, a mushroom and this foxglove. They look so different up close. They show a more delicate and complex beauty than when seen with the naked eye.
I also photographed some critters at the small ponds along my hike. I found a few of this baby american or wood today near the ponds. The tiny toads were probably just leaving their aquatic lives behind to live as adult toads on dry land.
I was disappointed to not find a lot of dragonflies hovering about, but it seems they are more active on sunny days and few were to be found on this cool and overcast afternoon. I still was able to capture a few damselflies along the pond shores. These are truly exquisite creatures seen up close. Also tooks some more photographs of some bugs, moths and even a small grasshopper.
This is a link to some more photographs I took on my hike today. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/macro-hike-railroad-tracks-june-17-2015