Monday, March 28, 2011

Macro Photography...creative way to view the Autumn Garden

Organic Gardening has its advantages, especially when you want insect models for your macro photography.

 So what if a few of my leaves have holes in them?
Being kind to the planet, I like to think I'm doing as much as I can within my sphere of influence.
And that's what  it's all about isn't it?
Together we can achieve more.

I don't even mind a few aphids on my roses.
They provide food for the waxeyes.

I grow vegetables, fruit and lots of flowers and everything seems to healthy, especially since I have a lot of herbs scattered all through every area of the garden.
I also feed the soil with home made compost which helps them to be quite robust.
 I have been doing this for twenty five years now, before it became fashionable.
Prince Charles you rock now!
It's  been a particularly good year for bees, the whole place is humming.

I am on the hunt for the perfect Bumble Bee and (Praying Mantis eating a fly) macro shots.
 It's harder than you think to capture them they don't stay still for long.
A photographer friend said you can spray them with some sort of freezing liquid.
I'm not sure that I want to do this, it seems a pretty unorganic thing to do.
What do you think?

Bug or Caterpiller eaten Nasturtium Leaves

Back lit Lemonwood leaf with bug bites

Sap sucking Leaf Hopper  and water droplets

Green bug, looks like an alien, eats veges and smells if accidentally squashed

Shock, horror, white butterfly, look out for your cabbages

Earwig eaten Dahlia with small fly.

                                                Lemonwood  berries with rain drops.

             Can't remember the name of this plant got it as a cutting from a friend

                                 Close upbuds of same plant

                                 Last of the Autumn Roses with an aphid
Creative Quotes of the Day 
Aerodynamically the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it, so it goes on flying anyway.  ~Mary Kay Ash

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.  ~Bill Vaughan

1 comment:

Tin Can Tart said...

Like you Janet I love taking photos of bugs and water droplets. I do not agree with spraying insects to keep them still I would rather not have the photo.