Natural life upclose

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Most people don’t get to experiment with macro photography, so I am very lucky to have the means of capturing natural life in upclose form.

Title: Center of a bell flower
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Some of the most iconic photographs are water droplets, and I feel like this image captures the delicate balance of liquid and solid meeting as one.

Title: Waterdrops on a green leaf
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

More morning dew drops on the flowers bring that extra spice of life to this picture.

Title: Waterdrops on a daisy
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I love flowers and love their detail, how about you?

Title: Light purple daisy
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Purple summer flowers

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I love flowers, especially purple ones. I managed to find an array of purple flowers at the local market and knew it would look good in my purple vase.

Title: Purple flowers in a vase
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Almost as if it’s directed by the light, these flowers perked right up for this picture!

Title: Purple peonies
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Fluffy, frilly, and vibrant is the best way I would describe this bouquet.

Title: Purple Carnation
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I hope you enjoyed this set as much as I did, especially with all the shades of purples that are presented.

Title: Bright purple carnation
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Velella AKA sea raft

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I’d like you all to meet Velella, better known as sea rafts. It is said that these hydrozoans float on the ocean and are not visible until they make it onto land.

Title: Blue Velella
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A closer look at the Velella shows many shades of blue, gray, and translucence.

Title: Floating sea raft
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

If you look close enough, you will see the most intense detail on such a small life form.

Title: Velella up close
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Next time you are on the beach, take a closer look and see if you can spot the Velella.

Title: Colors of a sea raft
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8