I have been out taking a very close look and am happy to report that spring is springing. It’s not busting out all over yet, but if you look close, very close – it’s all there to see.
Yesterday after work I took a walk with my macro lens. It’s a Leica 45mm f2.8 so I can shoot in overcast conditions or in low light – that pretty much describes the conditions. I love the tonality of evening shots – past the golden hour, but early enough to keep the ISO and noise at low levels.
The remains of our glorious autumn are still around. I snapped this by accident, I was not even planning a shot – stupid trigger finger. Sometimes a great lens makes a decent shot out of a misfire.
I was beginning to despair. The heat last year did so much damage and until yesterday I saw no buds. They are higher up, I’m hoping they fill in. These are edible and quite tasty in a salad.
I don’t know what these are called by my “lawn” is full of them. This shot focuses on the center of the plant…
…while this shot focuses on the outer blossoms.
These flowers appear to float in the woods. They are about a half-inch across…
…and resemble very tiny roses. These are tough to shoot because the are on very thin branches that move with any breeze.
This inch-long bundle of feathers is suspended over a limb on the lilacs…
…another view of the debris from the impact – the breeze makes the lower portion blend together.
This is a hole in a large rock I have on the patio – it fills with rainwater and the birds drink from this crystalline cavity.
Springtime is about exploration and discovery for me. It’s the perfect time to take that macro lens out for a walk.