MONDAY MACROS: A new series starts today.

I’m out such a lot in the summer months with my DSLR and macro lens that I’m sure I can post once a week with some close-ups of our natural world.

Well, that’s the plan; the intention; the sincerely well-meant resolution; the pious hope…..

……that every Monday I can post at least one recently taken macro. If the weather keeps us indoors, then I’ll take a picture of something in the house – even if it’s only a close-up of a cat’s whisker!

These macros are from a visit last week to BROCKHOLES a local nature reserve.

 

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro , snail

BROCKHOLES: A Snail in the Sunshine ©HelenBushe

 

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro, hoverfly

BROCKHOLES: Hoverfly on a Buttercup ©HelenBushe

 

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro, 7-Spot Ladybird

BROCKHOLES: 7-spot Ladybird ©HelenBushe

 

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro, common darter dragonfly

BROCKHOLES: Common Darter Dragonfly ©HelenBushe

 

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro, moth, idea lutealis

BROCKHOLES: Udea Lutealis Moth ©HelenBushe

 

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro, common darter dragonfly

BROCKHOLES: Common Darter Dragonfly (close-up) ©HelenBushe

 

That’s Week 1 of my MONDAY MACRO series.

I hope you have enjoyed it.


28 Comments

Arkenaten · July 24, 2017 at 09:46

Oh, my goodness! Superb shots , Helen, Dragonfly is gorgeous. We’ll have to wait six months here to see dragonflies once more!

    HMB · July 24, 2017 at 09:54

    Dragonflies are worth waiting for

paulfraser11 · July 23, 2017 at 16:13

Stunning work Helen, beautiful pictures

ultimatetravel8 · July 22, 2017 at 15:14

Nice Macro pictures!

    HMB · July 22, 2017 at 15:27

    Thank you. I appreciate your comment

Joanne Sisco · July 12, 2017 at 20:30

We seem to have a surplus of snails and dragonflies this year. Thanks for the wonderful closeup view of them!

    HMB · July 12, 2017 at 21:04

    Dragonflies aren’t in abundance here. We have to go out searching for them . This makes getting a good picture all the more rewarding. Whereas snails…. well they just sit there for as long as you need them .

Manja Mexi Movie · July 11, 2017 at 20:33

Such fun! Great series idea.

    HMB · July 11, 2017 at 20:48

    Thanks Manja

Amy · July 11, 2017 at 16:55

What a stunning macro series, Helen! Glad I didn’t post my macros today or yesterday. 🙂 🙂
The brockholes is so nicely framed by these two leave, clever. The dragonfly is a stunning capture. I’m in awe…

    HMB · July 11, 2017 at 16:59

    Thanks Amy. Your kind comments have me smiling from ear to ear. Come on, let’s see your macros…..

      Amy · July 11, 2017 at 18:25

      You have raised the bar for macro, Helen. 🙂

        HMB · July 11, 2017 at 18:32

Laurie Graves · July 11, 2017 at 14:55

Oh, my gosh! Splendid! I love up close and personal with critters and flowers. Certainly gives one a different perspective.

    HMB · July 11, 2017 at 16:02

    Thanks Laurie. I find it very relaxing watching them . They are certainly busier than I am. I love looking at the details on screen too when I get home.

bushboy · July 11, 2017 at 10:51

Great Macros Helen. I liked the Ladybird best 🙂

    HMB · July 11, 2017 at 15:57

    Thank you. It’s the first half-decent picture Ive ever got of one.

Emilio Pasquale · July 10, 2017 at 20:18

Love ’em all, but my favorite has to be the close-up of the Common Darter Dragonfly. Great shot!

    HMB · July 10, 2017 at 20:25

    Thanks Emilio. I just love dragonflies.

whippetwisdom · July 10, 2017 at 19:26

Stunning images Helen, they are all beautiful

    HMB · July 10, 2017 at 19:56

    Thanks Xenia. There’s so much around us that’s wonderful to look at closely. Have a good week.

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