Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

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I took this photograph of the sun a week ago on my way back home. The sun was CLOSE to disappear due to sunset. I kept taking the photographs from inside my friend’s car while he was driving it.

 My Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

These objects, the ladybirds and the flies, which I don’t know the name and type of those flies, were very CLOSE to me when I was busy shooting the wild flowers in a country park. They were close to me and they were very close to each other in terms of distance.

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

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My Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Those pictures are my entry for Weekly Photo Challenge: Close this week.

Have a Blessed Sunday to everyone and Happy Father’s day to every dad around the world and a dad to be. 🙂

Macrophotography by Using A Magnifying Glass

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Few weeks ago one friend of mine at Kampretklik group suggested me to use a magnifying glass in order to produce macro images as one of his friend does it. The reason why he suggested me to use it instead of 50 mm lens, which I cannot afford it at the moment, is because I am keen to take pictures of small objects such as insects or something like that. It is pretty obvious that I cannot produce macro images with my Kodak Easy Share C713 for the objects that its dimension is about one cm or less.

So currently I am experimenting and still practicing to shoot macro images by combining my camera with my 60 mm and 5x of magnifying glass.

Here some of my results:

My macro using magnifying glass

Lotus corniculatus or Bird’s-foot-trefoil

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee, the fly, and garden grape-hyacinth flower (Muscari armeniacum)

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee and the flower that been torn by.

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My macro using magnifying glass

The fly on the grass.

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My macro using magnifying glass

A pair of ladybirds or ladybugs or 'kumbang koksi/kepik' in Indonesian.