Some More Photos Taken With My Macro Lens
I enjoy exploring the areas near my house with my macro lens. It requires me to pay attention to things so often overlooked and allows me to see a whole new world of that surrounds us. And a beautiful world it is, whether it be the delicate wings of a dragonfly,
or the petals of a chicory flower, walking with my macro lens allows me to see and appreciate their existence. The invasive chicory plant, it was brought from Europe by the colonists, is common along are roadsides, waste areas and trails. It is edible and has many medicinal uses. Its roots can also be gathered and roasted and used as a coffee substitute.
I also came across a few of these berries, high bush blueberries, or, as the locals call them “swampers” . They should ripen in a few days. I picked hundreds of quarts of these delicious berries over the years.
Now the berries this flower will produce are something you don’t want to eat, they are flowers of the pokeweed plant. All parts of this plant are poisonous to humans although birds eat them and could become intoxicated if the berries ferment.
Every walk with my macro lens opens up a world of wonder and beauty, both, while on my walk and when I come home and edit the photographs. And I love sharing this beauty with my friends who follow this blog. As I often say, you don’t have to travel far to find the beauty of nature. It is everywhere in our own back yards. You just got to walk with your eyes peeled.
Here is a link to a gallery with some more photos from my hikes with my camera and macro lens. Macro hikes June 2 to July 5 2020.
“The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.” – William Thackeray