Intimate details

There is nothing I like better than getting a good close up of a flower, bee or butterfly. I am fascinated by seeing the intimate structure of living things.

Flowers are great – they don’t move about (except in the wind) and you can usually get a good look at them, even without a still photograph.

Insects are a different matter though. A lot of my pictures end up blurry and not very sharp – or with half a bee as it takes off before the shutter has clicked fully. But when you do get that good close up – the detail can be amazing. IĀ  also find it a very useful tool when trying to identify a species I am not familiar with.

This post was inspired by this week’s photo challenge – Detail

29 thoughts on “Intimate details

      1. bettylouise31

        One of our Master Gardener’s speakers said “he felt God had a purpose for every creature on earth except fleas”. I can think of a reason f poo r fleas. They fed on mammals and passed disease to other mammals.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      There is lots out at the moment. This year we have more in our meadow than before but still less than ten altogether:)


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  2. Jane

    Yes – clever peacock butterfly with its eyes. Read recently of somewhere in Africa where they were painting big eyes on the rumps of cattle to deter the lions. And it works!

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