Plant life up close

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Flower macros give us a view we rarely get to see, which is the inner workings.

Title: Pear blossom flower bud
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

What looks like spray paint on this green plant is actually the natural coating it has. It’s amazing how many patterns nature can come up with.

Title: Plant on the beach
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Red is such a vibrant color that it can immediately catch the eye. Did it work for you?

Title: Abstract rose petals
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I love this Lampranthus flower with it’s unique colors like sun fire yellow and light purple, which both compliment each other.

Title: Lampranthus in bloom
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Pacific coast sea life

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It’s time for more macro pictures of the beach, showing every grain of sand and every detail on this lonely sea shell.

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

This lady bug was climbing on the rock ever so gently, giving me enough time to capture it perfectly.

Title: little lady bug
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I’m not quite sure what this was, but it definitely looks interesting and shows that nature can intertwine itself with anything.

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

Sea weed bulbs are interesting to look at up-close, they look like they will pop at any moment!

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

Cute cat

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I took a little break from blogging for a few weeks. I’m back and have lots of new awesome photos to share with all of you. I have not shared any pictures of my cat in a while… so enjoy!

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

Title: Fluffy cat

Title: Cat yawn

Title: Green eyes

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

Food love

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Food is the staple of life, but have you ever gotten up close to what we eat? It’s quite interesting to look at various food in macro form.

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

Put all your eggs in one basket, because they look good together.

Title: Eggs in a basket
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

While blueberries look quite rustic on the outside, they are juicy and delicious on the inside.

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

I found the perfect fruit basket at the thrift store recently and decided to take some pictures of bananas with it, making it look quite enticing.

Title: Bananas in a basket
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Las Vegas TV tour

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I recently took a long weekend trip to Las Vegas. I did a tour of local TV shows like pawn stars, and Dales restoration. I took my lensbaby composer with me and got some cool photos of the sets, I hope you enjoy.

Title: Pawn stars
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Title: Dales restoration
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Title: new york new york hotel
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Title: Excalibur Hotel
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Vintage cameras and feathers

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I enjoy collecting old vintage cameras, so the other day I got a few of them out and took some photo’s of them. I hope you enjoy this little group of still life pictures.

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

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

Title: Brownie junior camera
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Some feathers that I have collected on my walks.

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

Simple and sweet

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I love fruit and raspberries are some of my favorite. I wanted to show off the bright red color of this raspberry with a close up shot. You can see all the small detail and hairs of this raspberry.

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

This blackberry is actually a dark purple color. Mexico is the world leader in growing blackberries.

Title: Up close with the BlackBerry
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Chocolate and fruit are both sweet delicious treats.

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

I love baking brownies with this delicious milk chocolate, topping the brownies with fresh raspberries and blackberries and a small scoop of ice-cream is a truly amazing dessert

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

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