It has been a while since we used macro and close-up photography for the Sunday Stills theme! Staying close to home this weekend before my trip to Portland, Oregon, I captured most of these in my own yard in Nine Mile Falls or in the garden of my former home in Sacramento.
Your macros and close-ups can have any theme so please don’t limit yourself to gardens, critters, or autumn-inspired images as I’ve shared.
According to SLR Photography Guide:
“If the subject you are photographing is small and you want to make it look big, you end up with a “macro” view of a “micro” subject. Close-up photography is the act of photographing objects such as flowers or insects in close range so the subject you are photographing fills the frame.”
September’s Floral Attractions
“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer”
― Walter De Mulder
Even in the month of September, my volunteer sunflowers are still opening and attracting a variety of insects. Ladybugs, honeybees, bumblebees, wasps, and flies compete for pollen and a place to hang out.
Bee blossoms grew abundantly in September in my former Sacramento neighborhood
“While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.” ~ Matt Bevin
Flowers, Wild and Not-so-Wild
Volunteer sunflowers are in their season
Varieties of autumn wildflowers (aka weeds) are colorful…
Wildflowers also attract butterflies …
… and frogs!
Hydrangeas are in Autumn bloom
Autumnal Equinox in Northern Hemisphere
The world reaches its equinox this week, “vernal” or spring for the southern hemisphere; autumn arrives in the Northern. I know my fellow bloggers down under are excited about the beginning of longer days. Here, Autumn is upon us and we can expect these views below and above us, any day now.
Join Dawn at The Day After on Sept 22 as she launches one of my favorite seasonal challenges “Festival of Leaves.”
Mosquito Fire Update in Western Sierra Nevada–Dad’s Home Was Spared!
I want to sincerely thank everyone who expressed concern and well wishes to me and my family on my recent Wordless Wednesday post. The Mosquito Fire, 20% contained as of Saturday, continues to burn in the Foresthill/Michigan Bluff area in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.
My step-sister’s friend shared this photo of my dad’s home. If you look to the bottom right of the image, another neighbor’s barn was also spared. The fire department is limiting access due to hot spots and potential danger from falling weakened trees. Once they can access the property, there is untold work to do.
I may never see these scenes again where they lived. (Annas Hummingbirds, pink lady butterfly, sweet pea wildflowers)
I pray they all escaped the fires.
“If you can see the little things and the small details around you as big things, you’re enlightened.” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
Inspiring Photo Challenges
Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
- Dawn’s Festival of Leaves 2022 (begins Sept 22)
- Hughes Views and News
- Johnbo’s CellPic Sunday
- Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Sight
- Priorhouse Blog hosting WQW for 9/21: autumn
- XingFu Mama’s Whatsoever is Lovely
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
Sunday Stills weekly challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post.
- Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
- I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.
This Week’s Featured Bloggers
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared macros and close-up photos. I add these all week as new links are posted.
- YOUR BLOG’S NAME HERE!
- And Miles to Go Before I Sleep
- Between the Lines
- Calling All Rush Babes
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- Cee’s Photo Challenges
- Deb’s World
- Equipoise Life Image shared in comments
- Graham’s Island
- Light, Write, Life
- Loving Life
- Now At Home
- Photos By Jez
- Quaint Revival
- Robert’s Snap Spot
- This is Another Story
- Wide-Eyed Wonderings
- Working On Exploring
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NOTE ABOUT SHARING via Social Media
I can no longer share your posts on my Facebook page…someone hacked the Second Wind Leisure page (not my FB profile) and is using it for something. I keep getting weird notifications. Facebook is aware of the issue. So I’m only able to share on Twitter for now.
A reminder that there is no Sunday Stills challenge on Sept 25 due to my trip to Portland. Another blogger meet-up is in the works while we are there! I will “see” you on October 2, with the theme “dilapidated.” Check out my Sunday Stills Page. Have a wonderful couple of weeks!
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