Extreme Close-Up

My Silent Sunday this week was an awesome shot (and I don’t normally like to big myself up, but it was awesome). I had lots of great responses about how amazing my iPhone was for getting such an incredible shot. And I had this comment from MyMumdom:

Oh bugger! How did that slip me by? Thinking cap on, Mummy took another look at that photo and remembered what she had actually been trying to capture when she accidentally got a great close-up of a bumblebee. We were noticing how many different varieties of daffodil there are on our walk to school, and she wanted to create a collage (see our next Silent Sunday). Not having quite enough for the effect she had in mind, we decided that a single blue grape hyacinth would set off the daffodils nicely.

With every photo she took we noticed the dew of a cold morning, yeilding to the warming sun, tiny droplets sparkling on each petal:

"dew on blue petals"And here is the original photo, in case you missed it on Sunday:

"bumblebee"I’m excited to see the other extreme close-up shots inspired by the theme at the Gallery on Sticky Fingers today….

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22 thoughts on “Extreme Close-Up”

  1. That is a very beautiful photograph. And I love how strange and abstract things can look in close up. I thought that picture was some sort of fruit to start with. X

  2. I always think bumblebees look really cuddly. I bet they’d mess you up if you tried to cuddle one though.

    Nice shooting, cowgirl. Love that intense blue πŸ™‚

  3. I abso-blooming-lutely love my iphone camera. I very rarely use anything else these days, perhaps since my ‘nice’ camera seems so bulky in comparison!

    What a fab picture, the colour is wonderful!


  4. I love a multi-tasking photo!
    And that bumble bee looks close enough to stroke. Wonder if they are a cuddly as they look?

  5. I’m so late this week getting back to The Gallery, so sorry πŸ™ However, what a gorgeous photo! I thought that effect could only be obtained with glycerine but not sure I’m ready to head out so early in the morning to verify that fact πŸ™‚
    Maybe this week will be the one where I get back to comment on the same day? don’t hold your breath xx


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