Sunday, April 8, 2012

Patience on Macro

I am combining two of the Blogging for Fun (BFF) prompts from this week:

BFF-181 "No Particular Place to Go"

BFF-182 "Patience"

Sundays bring with them a wonderful complacency that allows me to cruise at a nice slow speed and enjoy the day. Even if I have no particular place to go, I will often climb in the car with my camera and see what the world has to offer me. Before the first picture presents itself I feel rejuvenated.

It's easy to get lost in the chaos that time management determines during the work week; to lose sight of the details that get shuffled under a pile, or pushed aside because of deadlines. I look forward to exercising the patience required to sneak up on a bumble bee, or drink in a slow moving butterfly. Nature on macro has a tendency to ask me to slow down.

I enjoy quiet Sundays. Just me, my camera, and nature showing off.

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  1. Oh I would love a Sunday like that. But my Sundays are never quiet as I have kids running around and never get time for myself.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. My days of having little ones running around are done (for now) and the quiet might have driven me a little batty if I had not filled the spaces with wonderful traces of life in macro form. :-) If you enjoy what you are doing now, you will be able to enjoy the quiet later:-)

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  2. I can relate...completely! In my case, I take my camera, load my little dog in the basket of my tricycle and take a ride down to the lake. It is just about as close to heaven as I can get. I have THOUSANDS of photos on my computer that I have taken and mostly nature shots! I love the bee! I have a few of them. I even got some bug porn one day...LOL.

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    1. Believe it or not, I would love to have one of those adult sized tricycles so I can traverse the local terrain with my basket of goodies and get the exercise I need too. I love that you do it that way Darlene. :-)

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  3. You must have incredible patience to get a shot like that!! Awesome. Way to combine the two!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Kathy, when I first started capturing bees with the shutter, I was terrified of them. As time went by, I became comfortable with their presence, and was able to get very quiet and very still. In the long run, they taught me how to be patient, how to watch for the movements in nature that afford the opportunity to take the shot. It was a good lesson indeed on patience. :-)

      Thanks for peeking in here.

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  4. Bees are abundant here and I am fine with them as long as they stay away from me! They are welcome to my flowers and bushes, but not my skin! lol

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  5. Beautiful composition...thank you for sharing your photos with us.

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    1. Thank you for stopping in to take a look around Susan :-)

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