Time for a new Brenda Photo Challenge! The theme is Get Up Close Using Macro. Our current challenge hostess, Janice of Butterfly Gardener, picked the theme. Thank you, Janice! Since the gardens are in their full glory, I found my subject material right outside my door.
As the season progresses, the oak leaf hydrangea blooms start to take on pink spots, adding to their character. The photo was taken at ISO 400, 1/1600 second, and f/8.
Dozens of bumble bees are gathering nectar on the lavender blooms, and they even keep clinging to their treasures as I cut the stalks for drying! The camera settings were ISO 400, 1/200 second, f/13.
We found some of the prettiest geraniums this year for our flower pots, including this variegated pink variety. The photo was taken at ISO 400, 1/800 second, and f/5.6.
I am participating in another photo challenge today, so please check that post out too (see below)!