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Day 6: Geranium robertianum.

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I actually found out what the weed is called! It’s apparently also called Red Robin and Crow’s Foot. Definitely one of my favourite plants to photograph. When the bulbs are caught in the background, the white hairs form a glowing aura around it and the bright purple petals complement the earthy-green leaves.

Day 7: End.

IMG_4191This is the last post in this macro week. This one isn’t from the campus, though it is from the same day. I took the longer way home, past the ‘nicer’ houses which actually had  front gardens. These flowers were close enough to the street that I wasn’t intruding too much.

On a different note, I need to start time-stamping my posts with dates of taking of each photo. This week’s posts have been from the 19th of May, which sort of gives you a clue to how large my backlog still is!  I’ve taken more macro shots since so I’m planning two more macro weeks in the future but since I (usually) limit myself to one post per day, this future may not be as near as I think.

Day 5: Manly Flowers

IMG_4133Again no idea what flowers they are but the tree, which was pretty much next to the plant from the previous post, was covered in this blossom so couldn’t not take a photo.
This one is actually turned upside down since the blossoms were hanging down, it makes it look more interesting without looking unnatural. It was pretty hard to get the shot in focus because the branch was quite long and thin so the slightest wind would make it flail all over (tongue twister right there) the place.

Day 3: A Cuter Pink

IMG_4117Macro photography isn’t something I thought I would do often when I had my first DSLR, but after buying the 100mm macro lens I literally cannot stop taking macro photos.
I have to say that my other, cheaper, 70-300 Tamron VC etc. is also good for macro. The most striking difference is that at a smaller aperture, the Tamron has greater depth of field, though the ability to drop to F2.8 is great on cloudy days.
This photo is from the 100mm F2.8 (Canon), when I post a macro photo from the Tamron, I’ll indicate it.

Day 1: Flowers?

IMG_4098I’ve avoided botany like the plague throughout my degree but I think it has caught up with me. I’ve been taking photos of flowers a lot, and do not have the first clue of their classification. For all I know, this could be an apple blossom…

Help with identification would be actually really appreciated/credited!