We are a global circle of Lensbaby photographers who enjoy using all different types of Lensbaby in our work. Once a month we head out for a walk or at home and blog about it, linking to each other so that we can continue in a loop until the circle is completed. I hope you enjoy reading about my garden potter experimenting with the Lensbaby Macro Convertor. I used a Nikon D7100 with my Lensbaby Composer & Macro 37mm +10 lens .

This month I decided to explore my own back garden. Using the Lensbaby Macro Convertor as I wanted to explore using a different lens close up instead of my usual open landscape style shots. I took a picture of this fallen seed head to give you an idea of the scale and how close up the following images are. It is like looking into another world. I loved it!
I really enjoyed how the lens could make the depth of background so soft and creamy almost like a watercolour wash. The darker elements are the seed heads on their stalks.
Almost like looking at a plain of grasses but in miniature.

I honestly could have sat for hours with that little tuft of loveliness. It was fascinating each time I looked through the lens. Eqaully when you pull away or move in how quickly the depth of field and focus shifts creating a different atmosphere to the image. So, I moved on and explored the Bluebells as they begin to open their buds, and in amongst the soil tops of my pots were little grasses groing with tiny white flower heads ontop. Incredible to look at through the Macro.

My final stop was amongst dried seed heads, skeletal hydrangea petals, a smail shell and the incredible texture of grain patterns on some pieces of wood that have been stored ready for the summer chimnea ( a ceramic type pot that you can light of a summer’s evening to keep the evening chill at bay, here in the UK the warmth rarely lasts past 10pm! )

I hope you enjoyed seeing what the micro world at your feet or near your hand looks like through the Macro lens. Although not quite pin sharp I actually enjoyed the creative freedom these images gave me in terms of an almost etheral blend of blurs, depth and tone which I quite like. Please click on this link to continue the circle as everyone has something amazing to show you. https://seonaidtealphotography.blog/2019/04/01/fisheye-fun-lensbaby-blog-circle/?fbclid=IwAR0RMauC9vtXDZFCLjiZXHgUiIc_p7bUTUt_KMUlu_J5zEzG_AzCA4eh92g