I like photographing little things with my macro lens. Sometimes I don’t even use a macro lens to get close. Amy us challenges this week to post “every little thing that makes you smile.” So, here are some close ups that are still making me smile.

How about small flying things like a butterfly, praying mantis and bee.

Every year we get baby geese around our pond. While they are so cute, the dads won’t let you get close. This little one was walking with its family and I had a long lens!

Or getting down low to photograph small mushrooms in the grass, capturing their caps and folds.

And, of course, getting close to capture the small details of flowers like a rose and a backlit daffodil.

These are some of the small things that make me smile. I believe we need to keep looking for things small and large that bring us happiness and make us smile. Thank you Amy for the reminder.

I’ve enjoyed seeing all your responses to John’s Mechanical and Industrial challenge last week. Remember to link your response to this challenge to Amy’s post and use the Lens-Artists tag. Next week Ann Christine will be hosting LAPC. Be sure to look for her post.

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28 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #200: Every Little Thing

    1. Thank you Jez! That daffodil picture was taken on the opening and closing day of Daffodil Hill. That beautiful garden closed that season after the hoards of people visited that day, causing great traffic congestion, parking problems and people not staying to the designated paths. It’s sad that people can ruin what volunteers have presented for decades.

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  1. “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens!” Small things seen like this remind us of the variety and complexity of the world around us and the beauty to be found in each. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks Tina! The praying mantis made in into the In Focus Competition but didn’t win because they thought the mantis was a little too dark. The competition was in Sonora about 2 hours away. That was the first and last time I entered a competition of that caliber and that far away. Lesson learned!

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  2. A nice selection, Anne. And I agree. We need to keep looking for those little things that make us smile and make our lives complete, and balanced. Funny that it is the dad that protects the goslings. I love the artsy look of the mushroom. Donna

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  3. Thanks Donna! I love to shoot mushrooms. Regarding the geese, the mom is tending to the goslings and the dad walks the perimeter. He will hiss and charge at anyone he considers a threat.

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