I've been trying to practice the poor-man-macro technique lately and today I was presented with a great subject: a little green moth laying eggs on a leaf. Here's the set up for the shot:
After the moth laid her eggs, she flew onto a nearby branch to rest & recuperate (birthing is hard work)! Very carefully, I dug up the plant, roots & all, and brought it inside for a little macro photo shoot (in my very limited experience with the poor-man-macro, you can't do anything with even the slightest breeze). Here's a shot of the eggs:
After I replanted the plant, I brought the moth inside for her photoshoot. I thought maybe she was dead because she was incredibly still and cooperative. But when I put her back in the garden after a few shots, she scooted around a bit on her leaf. Here is a close-up of the moth:
I know I still have lots to learn with macro photography, but I think every photo I take is just one more learning opportunity. And I am always amazed at the magnification I can get with the lens set-up I'm using. These eggs were tiny little specks!
Unfortunately, not all my hobbies have been so productive. Last night, I had to rip out my latest knitting project, as I was just not happy with how it was coming along. Now, pulling out hundreds of stitches is bad enough, but it's even worse when the unravel is a pain to do. I had some intarsia in the project, but not a lot. I just can't figure out why it was taking so long just to undo it. Usually, it's pretty quick. Here is the sad, sad result of my work last night - and I still need to finish the unravel tonight!
Have a nice weekend everyone!