Beams of Sunshine #20

This weeks list of entries to Sunshine’s Macro Monday #20.

Zebra’s Child – Sunshine’s Macro Monday
citysonnet – Daisy
Ouch!! My Back Hurst!! – Macro Monday Cheating?
My camera and I – Yellow Roses Macro Shots
Little Pieces of Me – Busy Bees
Pictures Imperfect Blog – Water Lily and Guests
One Letter UP – Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Insider
Kamerapomenader – Fungi in Moss
Light Words – Macro Views of Nature becomes Abstract
Cee’s Photo Challenges – Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Lichen
Photography OCD – Purple Rain
Beautiful Pictures – Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Moss
Simply Beautiful – Autumn Bloom
Photo Roberts Blog – Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Roses
Bushboy’s Word – The Fern Awakening
View from the Back – Sunshine’s Macro Monday #20
Quennandini – Sunshine’s Macro Monday
Tranature – A Late Flower
Xingful Mama – There’s One in Every Crowd

Palm Leaf
Ogden Gardens

This week’s new Sunshine’s Macro Monday post will go live at midnight tonight – US Central Time.   Come back as often as you like throughout the week and post your macro shots.  If I missed your entry, please let me know.  For more info on what this challenge is all about click here.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #18

On days when I cannot get out on the trails for a hike, it is fun to go through some of my older pics and compare them to what I am doing today.  Sometimes, I am surprised that I got an occasional decent shot.  Often, I am humbled by what I thought was a “good” shot.

My entry for this week is a green bottle fly shot back in 2015, when I first starting playing with macro photography.  Yes, for me photography is enjoyed way too much to consider it work.

Big Brown Eyes
Ogden Gardens

Everyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below.  Please mention Sunshine’s Macro Monday somewhere on your post and also tag your post with SMM to make search results a bit simpler.  Find all details about this challenge here.

Western Tiger Butterfly

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #17

Off to another week of Sunshine’s Macro Monday.  Time to show off those close-up shots all week long.  Today in the Midwest, there is snow in the forecast.  Hoping to capture some snowflakes.  What about you?

Western Tiger Butterfly

Western Tiger Butterfly
Ogden Gardens

Everyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below.  Please mention Sunshine’s Macro Monday somewhere on your post and also tag your post with SMM to make search results a bit simpler.  Find all details about this challenge here.

Orange Plumosa

Beams of Sunshine #16

Celebrating another inspiring week of macro photography.

Kamerapromenader – Dahlia close up
citysonnet – Yellow Chrysanthemum
Nut House Central – Sunshine’s Macro Monday
Little Pieces of Me – Busy Bees
Cee’s Photo Challenges – Magnolia Blossom and Bud
Heaven’s Sunshine – Spreading it’s Wings
Dots and Drops
Surviving in Chicago
In the Heart of Texas
pictures imperfect blog – CLUCK
simply beautiful – summer feast
Xingful Mama – Fall Leaf Soon to Fall
Photo Roberts Blog – Sunshine’s Macro Monday 16
one letter up – Mystery Grass
Cath’s Camera – SMM #16:  Beedazzled
Tranature – Haiku:  Forest Flavours
queennandini – Sunshine’s Macro Monday #16

Colorful Cockscomb
Ogden Garden

Colorful Cockscomb – Plumosa

This week’s new Sunshine’s Macro Monday post will go live at midnight tonight – US Central Time.   Come back as often as you like throughout the week and post your macro shots.  If I missed your entry, please let me know.

Feasting on Milkweed

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #15

A monarch butterfly, feasting on milkweed.

Feasting on Milkweed
Ogden Gardens

Anyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below.  Please mention Sunshine’s Macro Monday somewhere on your post and also tag your post with SMM to make search results a bit simpler.  Find all details about this challenge here.

Beams of Sunshine #14

Compilation of Sunshine’s Macro Monday #14

simply beautiful – red bugs
bushboys world – Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog
citysonnet – Pink Oleander
Ouch! My back hurts! – More Fungi Close-Ups
M camera and I – Purple Flowers
pictures imperfect blog – Each Shining Hour
XingfulMama – Fall Up Close
kamerapromenader – Hiding in the Middle
Nut House Central – Sunshine’s Macro Monday
Photo Roberts Blog – Sunshine’s Macro Monday 14
Tranature – Raindrop Rose
Little Pieces of Me – Macro Monday

Reaching Out
Lily in Ogden Gardens

This week’s new Sunshine’s Macro Monday post will go live at 6:00 this evening (Sunday) US Central Time.   Come back as often as you like throughout the week and post your macro shots.  If I missed your entry, please let me know.

Beams of SMM – 2

The second week of Sunshine’s Macro Monday brought a variety of lovely shots of insects, a scary looking insect, and also a couple of things that I had never seen before.  Thanks so much to all who entered.  I am truly enjoying looking though all your photos so much.  If you haven’t already, look through the pics listed below.  They are so worth the time.

First post for this week came from AJ, who introduced me to beautiful Six-Spot Burnets.  Helen captured a gorgeous Common Blue damselfly.   A pink dianthus was featured by City Sonnet.  Bushboy brought out the beauty in simplicity by showing the tiny details  in the lines of a leaf.  A beautiful blue damselfly was captured by Photophile.  Then we have three beautiful winged insects on flowers captured by Kamerapromenader.    A wispy duck’s feather  was nicely captured by Cee.

Next is Lola who brought smiles and happiness through a lovely daisy shown off nicely by use of depth of field.  Eklastic found us through Cee’s listing of challenges and joined us with the  fuzziness of a bee on a summery flower.   Bernie also brought his first entry of a beautiful dragonfly that screams Halloween through its colors.  Anita found the fun of macro photography first through the scary face of a creepy insect followed by a shot of a beautiful lily.  Lastly, Xingful Mama spotted some interesting looking lichens on a maple tree.  We’ve had one more entry for this week, Robert shared two lovely macro flower captures.

IN the Details
Ogden Gardens

If I missed someone, please let me know.  Thanks again to all who took the time to enter this week.  See you on Monday, August 5 for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 3.  Get out there and have fun!