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The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
― George Carlin

After a busy day catching up on lots of work admin and phone calls I decided to head into the garden for a bit with the Macro Lens. It paid off as well, because despite me always thinking that there will be nothing new to shoot, it always proves me wrong.

These blue flowers have been around for a while but the sunlight streaming down on them just added that extra bit of something that was needed. I also like how detailed they are, something you don’t always notice when you’re passing by.

Using my trusty water bottle I also did a bit of artificial storm application – aka spraying water at the flowers and hoping that they’ll stay upright and perform! It turned out quite well, although the bokeh effect I was aiming for didn’t materialize.

The spider – web above did though. It’s amazing what you can’t see straight away. After a bit of water bottle action, the web began to appear and I noticed it right before I was going to stick the camera through the delicate threads. Luckily the spider patiently waited for me to snap before protesting!

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“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”
― Jonathan Swift

I actually shot today’s subject early yesterday afternoon. But I had already blogged by then and couldn’t share the amazing scene that I had found. Luck was obviously on my side, as this morning it was practically unchanged and I managed to take another series of shots – therefore still in keeping with the 365 challenge!

I’m really enjoying the macro lens – I’ve had it for some years now and never properly tried it out. Of course, I’m not using a tripod so my shots could be a lot steadier if I was, but I like the results I am getting all things considered.

The Cobweb, so fragile and so thin, held what looked to be quite an amount of heavy raindrops. Cobwebs always baffle me in that respect, so fragile yet so strong. They are extremely beautiful to photograph when you catch them at the right moments.

I used an Orange Filter to get a different hue/glow in the shot, and that seemed to work out quite well too. Then I unearthed the huge spider that had made the web. That was the end of that photography session!

Below are some of the shots taken yesterday afternoon with the macro lens…

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