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Lens Artists PC: Closer and closer

Since Patti wishes that we step closer, this is what I or my camera will do in this post seven times.

These photos have something in common: they were all taken last March just around the corner. This is the third post with photos from that month. Who would have thought that one quarantine month can provide so much photo material? No wonder I don’t go anywhere else even now that I could.

Another thing I have realised is that this is exactly how I go about taking photos. I keep coming closer and closer either on feet or by zoom until I’m satisfied (or can’t continue).

First, let’s have a sniff of rosemary. I can smell it every time I pass. Always aiming for a bee but no luck that time.

I was astonished to look to the right and see these two. I must have passed this garden a million times and never registered them.

Here is the return of the hoopoe due to popular demand. Last year I’ve been seeing them often, this year no sign of any yet. I invite you to google for a video of one in flight. It makes a beautiful pattern.

How my camera looks through and says: There is no fence. Just recently it was repainted. Now it’s red! And the ornamental bushes in this playground – which I only saw in use less than five times in almost nine years – have dried up.

I felt it necessary to look through the ball.

This sunset was inviting.

And finally, the biggest surprise of our quarantine. The noise it made when it drove into our parking lot blew us away, especially bestia who couldn’t believe his ears. Alas, it was not the one we ordered. It soon drove away.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti at P. A. Moed: Close and Closer

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

40 thoughts on “Lens Artists PC: Closer and closer

  1. oh…and I can smell that rosemary. I cant walk past a bush without rubbing my hand over it or picking a piece. love the smell. I reminds me of Spain, and Italy. (I think I told you that). Love ya. Donna

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  2. Love the way you featured these, Manja! The sunset is gorgeous – but the Hoopoe is my favourite! I have only seen them live a couple of times, in the Canary islands and in Egypt and Bhutan. But they are very special! Hope you will meet him again!

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  3. Loved the feeling of walking into the picture with you – it was a fun way to experience this post. I will have to try something like this only in my case it would start out super close and then slowly walk out of the picture. The rosemary was quite the experience and walking into the glass ball as well.

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  4. Manja!! Yes, I have returned to read about your goings-on. Love the shot of the guy backwards-diving! What an opportune moment. And the other two looking into the shot create a good composition.


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