Janet Brien's photos with the raynox dcr-250

230/365: "As knowledge increases, wonder deepens." ~ Charles Morgan

230/365: "As knowledge increases, wonder deepens." ~ Charles Morgan
2 more pictures in notes above! Please visit the other pictures and roll your mouse over the images to see what the full size flower looks like :)

I had more fun with the Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro conversion lens today! :) This time I wandered over to o…
Added on August 19, 2013

Irish Eye Lashes

Irish Eye Lashes
1 clickable picture in a note above: if you'd like to see more pictures of this flower, click on the picture and roll your mouse over the next image! :)

Here you can really see why this flower is called "Irish Eyes"! And of course, just look at the "lash…
Added on August 19, 2013

Bull Thistle Tip

Bull Thistle Tip
2 more pictures above in notes! :D

Among a sea of others, this one thistle tip is on a stage all alone!
Added on August 19, 2013

229/365: "There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

229/365: "There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
4 more pictures in notes above! Please visit the stamen pictures and roll your mouse over the image to see what the full size flower looks like :)

Yesterday's pictures of a tiny baby spider had me thinking that it's time to add another layer of challenge…
Added on August 17, 2013

Pair of Chicory Stamens with Pollen Granules

Pair of Chicory Stamens with Pollen Granules
2 pictures and 1 note above!

Looking around for subjects to practice on, I noticed that there were still some beautiful Chicory blossoms in bloom and I instantly thought, "STAMENS!!!!!" You can see that the dof is very thin and in truth, needs to be more…
Added on August 17, 2013

Single Chicory Stamen with Pollen Granules

Single Chicory Stamen with Pollen Granules
2 pictures and 1 note above!

When I took both Chicory pictures, there was a slight breeze and I was holding the camera and used manual focus. All of these factors have impacted the clarity of this picture, but still, it's not bad. It is amazing working w…
Added on August 17, 2013

Busy Little Ants!

Busy Little Ants!
1 note above (top right)

This collage shows "near misses" of some ants that I captured running up and down a Chicory stem. They were getting ready to cut down the flower stamens and then haul them away to thier ant hill. They were running around so fast…
Added on August 17, 2013

Star Thistle Stamen

Star Thistle Stamen
1 note link above!

A Star Thistle flower measures about 3/4" in diameter, and each stamen is very small. A nice subject to try getting some close-ups on! I was pleased to see I got good focus on this one!
Added on August 17, 2013