Macro Monday Mixer #6

I hurt my foot last Sunday evening, so I didn’t take any photos this week. For this week’s Macro Monday Mixer, I’ll be sharing some older photos instead, for two reasons: 1) What else am I going to share? and 2) To show you how I’ve progressed as a photographer. So many of my readers are newbie photographers, and I think it’s important to show that everyone has to start somewhere.

These were all taken with either an older Nikon Coolpix (which sadly no longer works) or a Nikon D40 with a stock 18-55 mm lens. Some of these photos are from six years ago! Hard to believe I’ve been taking macros for that long already.

Did you see the first post in my new weekly series, “Learn To Use A Digital Camera”? I’ll be adding a new post to the series every Thursday. If you are a new photographer and want to learn, this is THE series to follow!

It’s impossible to not laugh at this photo of Vern. Go on – I dare you! Try to keep a straight face.

vern being goofy

wasp mimic on purple flower

mantis friend

Ladybugs were one of my first subjects to try and photograph up close.


Could this grasshopper possibly be better camouflaged?



That’s enough fromΒ me – on to our features!

The picture with the most clicks this week was Coloring Outside the Lines with her beautiful purple flowers.

Most Clicked Photo at the Macro Monday Mixer #5

Second most clicked was hannizenvato with his succulent in x-ray view. Doesn’t it look so cool?

Featured at the Macro Monday Mixer #5: Succulent in X-ray  View

Third most-clicked was this vibrant lilly from Cowgirl Yankee.

Featured at the Macro Monday Mixer: Cowgirl Yankee's vibrant lilly

Congratulations to you three!

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Now on to the link up! Add any photo, from any platform, so long as it is a macro or close-up. Please try to show some love to your fellow photographers by visiting their links and leaving a nice comment, or sharing their photo/post.

I’ll be linking up with Shine The Divine, Macro Monday 2, Art In Mess, Small Monday, Travel Photo Mondays

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25 thoughts on “Macro Monday Mixer #6

  1. Sorry you hurt your foot. Vern did make me smile and all your macros are great-especially the bee and the grasshopper eyes-incredible. I will have to remember to link up next week. It is hard to remember a new meme and it did not help that I could not get on the internet after my first post here.

  2. I can surely see why the purple flowers were the most clicked. All the flowers are wonderful, and the green bug is cute, love the lady bugs, thank you for sharing, fabulous photography.

    I wont add my party to your flower linky, but I do hope you will stop by and share your party @Oh My Heartsie Girls WW!!

    Have a great day!

  3. I like the bugs, the wasp’s colors contrast so well with the flower colors. All the sizes of ladybugs on one plant are so cute. I know they are glad the preying mantis is in another location! The grasshopper is fantastically camouflaged!

  4. Wow, gorgeous captures, I love the crisp detail and colors – Please come and also link this up for Travel Photo Mondays, it’s up for the whole week.

    1. Thank you Laura. I always look forward to the beginning of the week, as I get to see everyone’s awesome photos.

  5. Some great images.
    The ladybugs are my favorite.

    It’s a lot harder getting close-up and macro shots with my video camera. I’ve debated about getting a closeup filter attachment but figured it would degrade the image too much.

    HD video cameras are only 2k so they’re not very good resolution wise to begin with. Even the latest and greatest are only 4k.

    I’ve debated about buying a DSLR but I love the organic look that my Panasonic camera gives me.

    I started out shooting stills but then switched over to video in 2006.

    Still have some of my Nikon lenses, a freezer full of 35mm Kodachrome, Velvia and Lumiere SW.
    Wonder how many new photographers even know what those are. πŸ™‚

    1. Video cameras are definitely harder to get close ups with. I have a YouTube channel where I talk about my insects and snakes, and trying to get in close to actually show my audience the insect is tough. So thankful I can edit out all the minutes of blurry film!

      I love my dSLR, but I also love my Coolpix. I really only use the dSLR for my macros (damn well better with that nearly-$1,000 macro lens). My Coolpix is lighter, takes fantastic photos, takes great video, and has every function my dSLR has, minus the ability to swap lenses. If I wasn’t so obsessed with macros, I honestly wouldn’t bother with a dSLR.

      It does seem like 35mm film is a dying art. I love the ease of digital, but I certainly didn’t start out with it, and I wish I had learned to develop film. Maybe someday, when I build my house, I’ll build a dark room and continue my education with 35mm film.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

  6. Your pictures are wonderful! I especially like the lady bugs and the hairy plant…. looks like a whole city or something. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the great blog party. I’m sorry you hurt your foot and I hope it heals quickly…. I had a foot out of joint for a long time… sure laid me up….. I hope yours heals much more quickly. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you. I don’t like being laid up like this, so I’m hoping by staying off of it today, I’ll be good to go tomorrow. I’m thankfully off of work all next week. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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