As regular readers of this blog know, I am learning photography. One of the ways I’m doing this is through the A year with my camera facebook group. Recently I participated in their challenge 1 day 12 pics or # 1day12pics. Its the second challenge Ive done with my previous attempt being make 30 pics
The idea is that on the first Saturday in a month you take one photo an hour for 12 hours and post it on Instagram. This was much more Full on than I imagined it would be. It actually took over the entire day deciding what pictures to take, taking the photo editing it and then uploading to Instagram. I am very pleased with most of the pictures, what do you think?
The first I took just before 8.00 am in the morning, I love the way the bees are attracted to the flowers
Just before 9.00 am, I was intending to make the full day about flowers but Flo my cat had other ideas. Here she is
Bees are not the only insects attracted to my garden. Normally I would avoid the house fly but here this one provides a little touch of interest and colour contrast
Picture 4 was taken in my wildflower patch again. The butterflies are normally so busy you cant get a good picture. This was the best I managed all day.
Now we come to the photo which was taken at mid-day. This is supposed to be the worst time of day to take a photo as the light is hard. Perhaps hard light goes well with hard and prickly cacti?
A lovely damselfly ( I think). If its not then please do let me know what insect this is. I love the way the blues of the insect go with the green leaves.
In search of photographic inspiration, I went to Wollaton park where I believed there was a botanical garden. There is of course however it is only open on a Sunday. So I looked around and made the most of the other opportunities in the park. I was busy snapping photos when this cute squirrel photo bombed me 🙂
And I couldn’t resist the birds. The crows had made this bench their own
Back at home for the final three photos and Yes I managed flowers this time. Any one know what these are? I’ve always loved the fluffiness of these flowers
A close up, this looks like a grey fern forest
Finally my orchid. A birthday gift from my lovely yoga ladies which has flowered again this year. Delightful
Hope you enjoyed these pics as much as I enjoyed my 1day12pics challenge. If so then Please follow me on Instagram where I am trying to post regularly.
Do you know any photo challenges similar to 1day12pics? I would love to hear about them.