More Faux Macros

by Kimberly J Tilley

I affixed the x10 diopter to my little lens and went hunting in the garden again.  It was a nice enough day, not too hot, not too much sun beating down, but it was a windy day.  I had to delete many pictures due to too much motion blur. But I did save one.  I found the blurry bleeding heart picture interesting enough to keep it.  I enjoy the dandelion pictures very much so.  And yes, I did find the trail of seed heads just like that. No photo-manipulations was done, just color changes.


While I was photographing the plants, I found some spiders, and a katydid on the rocks and in the flowers.  No arachnophobia here.  🙂 Enjoy viewing the jumping spiders, katydid and the large harvestmen that I found.  The Opiliones must be eating well here.  I’ve not come across one this big before.   The katydid was one of the hardest to photograph for this set of pictures. Those Irises and that wind made things complicated.  The jumping spiders were a cute find.  The one with the decorative abdomen had a little black beetle run across his rock and it was jumping to stay out of its way.  The little blue one on the other hand just played hide-and-seek with me, I think it was a bit shy.