Yesterday my friend Jean stopped by. She is an artist who incorporates natural materials into her sculptures, and this time of the year is her busy time. A sense of urgency sets in and propels her out the door on a daily basis to look for roots, dried grasses and other useful things. We decided to head to Loney’s Beach first to see what we could find in the sand. While Jean was ecstatic about sun bleached craw fish heads and claws, tiny snails and various roots I decided to give my macro lens a good workout.
After my initial shock about the green sludge lining the shore almost lending it a neon-like glow I made a couple of images of the slow moving slime. I have never been very fond of green and this phenomena didn’t make me change my mind…
Two lady birds on a green leaf, at first passive, became quite animated. While watching their sluggish movements in the bright sun the top lady bird suddenly pushed forward and reached out with its front legs to give the other lady bird a definite push. A power struggle? There was plenty of space for two on the leaf!
A Painted Lady was also enjoying some time at the beach. It was more difficult to capture but with some patience I was finally able to get a few good, non blurry images. This image was cropped to showcase the bright colors.
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Images captured with Nikon D610, Sigma 24-70mm lens (top 2 images), all macro images made with Sigma Macro 150 mm.