Sunday, August 7, 2011

I Heart Macro

Say a prayer before takeoff.
It's no secret, I love dragonflies, damselflies, skeeter hawks, whatever you choose to call them. they are my favorites in the garden.

They pose so nicely for the camera, never shy away and always seem to be smiling.

Each one with it's individual colors and markings, a work of art.

This guy, with his herringbone tweed pants, found an overripe cucumber that was hiding from view until it turned a bright yellow in the kids' garden.

The foxgloves that I planted this year are finally staring to bloom.

The hibiscus, along with the rest of us, are wilting in the extreme heat.

The figs are liking it though, they are ripening and bursting at the seams with sweet goodness.

It'll soon be time for fig jam and maybe even some candied figs (Sshhhhh) if we get enough before the birds find them!

Head on over to Lori's at Studio Waterstone for the rest of the macro goodness and maybe even join in!





16 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! I love those photos of the dragonflies!!! The close up of their wings are amazing! STUNNING!

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  2. My favorite is the 1st photo of the dragonfly and the caption is great, "Say a prayer before takeoff"!! Great photos!!

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  3. OMG! Laura! I love the dragonfly. This shot is amazing.

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  4. Laura every one of these phots is absolutely amazing but those Dragonfly pictures holy cow!!! I can hardly believe he posed for one picture let alone 3!! FANTASTIC

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  5. Oh I love these--I have tried to catch a dragonfly no luck though. Wow!!! such beautiful captures. I don't think I can pick a favorite.

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  6. STUNNING picture of the dragonflies. I am speechless. WOW!

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  7. breath taking, the dragonflies are wonderful....

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  8. This is my favorite stop of the day so far, particularly your dragonfly images. He looks like he's wearing aviator goggles! Incredible shots. And yes, your figs are bursting indeed. Lucky you!

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  9. Amazing photos of the dragonflies. My favorite is the one of the grasshopper, what wonderful patterns on his body.
    Therese

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  10. Those are all beautiful shots and the dragon fly is awesome! The hibiscus has gorgeous variations of red.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. Your shots are absolutely amazing. Just so beautiful.

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  12. Beautiful photos. I especially like the dragonfly ones.

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  13. Now that I look for bugs to photograph I wonder why I was always so afraid of dragonflies and grasshoppers growing up. What great shots... so pretty! Thank you so much for stopping by my post so I could find your lovely blog. I grew up in VA - Clarke County - so had some fun poking around your blog. Adding it to my roll!

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