Monday, January 31, 2011

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP??

I always hear.....don't do a post without photos?  why?  visuals are important.  We see so many kinds of photos and quality levels out there.  In an effort to 'get better' Tracy has been having some fun photo parties. 
Today we are doing some 'macro' shots. 
I love the detail and shadows on this one

 These are some shell napkin rings

 Shades of White

Ready for some color?? This was taken last summer.
Hey Mr Beetle, are you ready for your close up?
Check out the other photos at 

Don't forget to take some photos of your Junkin Finds and I'll see you Friday!

Linda

29 comments:

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

Thanks so much for linking up. The texture of the shells and the shine of the pearls looks so pretty close up. BUT that beetle is awesome. I want to take an awesome beetle photo. Hurry up summer so I can have a cool photo like Linda.

the cape on the corner said...

whoa, the colors in that beetle shot are awesome! great job!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Awesome shots Linda....I will be joining Tracy too, later tomorrow. And I can't wait to be joining your partay on Friday, I scored something fun today!

Pondside said...

Wow Linda - you are a very good photographer! I haven't the foggiest of how to do macro shots.

Susan said...

Oh, I love your close-ups, Linda. I don't think my camera can GET that close-up! I remember the beetle shot. It's soooo cool. Great job! Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That was fun. I don't know how to use the macro lens on my camera. I am afraid to change the settings on it because I don't see well with that tiny writing. LOL! But I will live vicariously through you, Linda. Okay??? :-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bounty Huntress said...

Great photos!!!

Vicki said...

I love them all but that beetle is amazing! Great shots, Linda.

Sherry said...

Beautiful photos Linda. I love Mr. Beetle. Looking forward to summer right now! It is no fun getting a close up of snow.LOL
Sherry

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oh yeah....That beetle IS amazing! If Tracy gives a prize, that'll win!!!
Sherry

Polly said...

I agree about photos in every post!! The photos are what draws me in most of the time!

love the shells....especially the thoughts the evoke of the beach....especially with an inch of ice that fell overnight!!!

Ann in the UP said...

Mmmmm....nice stuff. Love the orangey color! Everything is grey and white here.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Wonderful shots! I love photography,but I am an amateur. I have a Canon power shot sx20. I am always looking for the next lucky shot. Thanks for sharing. judy

Jenny said...

Hi Linda. Great macros. Is that top one a bedspread? It looks beautifully hand crocheted (or knitted). I can never tell the difference - ha.

Sherrie said...

I need a better camera, or perhaps it isn't the camera, it is just me. Oh well. I love your photos. I'm getting ready for another snow storm maybe I will get some photos.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice job! I am pretty sure my camera won't do that. :D

Sarah said...

Wow, these are great macros. I never seem to get quality shots with the micro setting. I need to take a few lessons from you. I only have a Nikon Coolpix. Perhaps that's part of it. ;-) What do you use? The first photo of the textile is awesome. ~ Sarah

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Very beautiful photos, I love the bright and bold colors of the beetle on the flower. Wonderful job!

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh! You have some really beautiful macro shots. I see I have a lot to learn. I posted my first hand at macros at Tracy's and don't mind being critiqued and offered advice.

Susan said...

Very nice photos Linda!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Linda - I love love those - great shots. You are such a great photographer. sandie

Julie Harward said...

I like your new look here and photo's..very pretty! Good luck with your book :D

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great photos Linda! I need to practice my camera skills. I never try anything different with my photos. Maybe I should try some macros too. Yours sure turned out great. laurie

mrs. c said...

I need to tell hubby about this macro party, he has so many great shots. I just noticed that your grandbaby is due in April, may I ask the date? My birthday is the 27th and it sure has been lucky for me. Thanks for always commenting on my new posts.

Douce France..... said...

That was fun and so much colors! Love it!

Gina said...

Gorgeous photos Linda!

Pam said...

Great photos. Your beetle shot is awesome.

Home of 6 said...

Great photos - did you go take a photo after that beetle ate the flower all up? Those dang bugs love to eat my roses..
tammy