Stars, up on heaven’s boulevard

In memoriam, N.

Macro_Glitter

I can’t look at the stars
They make me wonder where you are
Stars, up on heaven’s boulevard
And if I know you at all, I know you’ve gone too far

– Stars by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

PS: The photograph is actually a macro shot of a handful of glitter.

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Last evening, we had a visitor

A very patient one, mind you. The pictures haven’t come out great for I don’t have a macro lens or filter. I merely flipped my 18-55mm  to get closer.

I’d appreciate if someone could help me identify the species. I am utterly clueless.

(Update: I am told that it is Calliphora vomitoria vicina- blue bottle fly)

Macro photography without a macro lens

I’m no photographer; a novice, really. But getting close – REAL CLOSE – to the subject has always fascinated me. Close enough to be able to photograph a single thread, to see what really your eyes’ little whirlpools look like. Of course there was a brief period during high school when I took a fixation to check everything out under a microscope. Being a Biology student I had ready access to everything I needed. I’m sure I managed to create slides of everything I could lay my hands on, but my favorite will always be blood. My blood. But I digress.

I discovered that macro photography is possible even without a Macro lens, and decided to give it a shot. Since the fixation continues, I’ll upload more pictures from time to time. For now, enjoy a view of my brother’s eye. I understand it’s mediocre at best, but I suppose for an amateur and first-timer, it would do.

And another one…