Monday, June 24, 2013

Practice Makes Perfect??? Or...Maybe Just Better...

Confucius said...
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do."

You might remember some of my first attempts at macro photography... 
I took several photos of a few items in TheChief's mom's home...
click here to see the post I'm referring to...'s been awhile since then...
and I've been practicing...
(and of course, there's my beautiful macro lens...)
Do you notice a difference???

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  1. They are both super! Your latest version has rich colors in the background which, to me, gives this photograph the edge. Like the quote too!

  2. Very nice! I don't think my photos will ever be perfect, but they get much better with practice.

  3. Oh yes definitely better Chieftess, the beautifully muted background plus light and shadow on the figurine is perfect. Nice work indeed.

  4. nice shot and colour

  5. I really like the softness of this photo. Absolutely beautiful... thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  6. Perfect macro my dear. I love the quote toolV

  7. Wonderful ! I too am practising and practising and sometimes I am quite happy with the result.....but mostly I think I could do better.But it is just fun.

  8. Thanks LOL!!! At TheChief's mom's house, the Chinaman was on the mantle with a very plain wall behind I have him next to a vase that I keep filled with flowers...against a log wall...very different ambience and it sure makes for a much better background!!!

    Thanks Gunilla!!! I agree...Ansel Adams once said "Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." I guess if he had to practice that many times...we're in good company!!!

    Thanks PerthDP!!! I love that the figure has such interesting angles in his face that the shadows really accentuate...

    Thanks Bruce!!!

    Thanks Laura!!! I love macros!!!

    Thanks V!!!

    Like I said Chai-and-Chardonnay, we're in good company!!!

  9. Beautiful..I love finding the unexpected to photograph

  10. I think your first attempts were pretty good. This photo is a closer view of the china man and I noticed for a wood sculpture, he has white teeth.

  11. You have just the perfect point of focus and it brings life to the object. I love the quote, too.


  12. What a beautiful and special photo! I like waht Confucius said also.

  13. Confucius say, "Look good."

  14. Thank you for your contribution to Macro Monday 2. You are one of the many special people who make this meme a success. Hope to see you again next week!

    Magical Mystical Teacher

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  15. This is a gorgeous photo. I love the angle and the soft focus and I love the wise words.
    Stunning !!!

  16. Ďakujem za tvoju návštevu a komentár. Ja sa tiež učím fotiť makro. Dúfam, že sa to postupne obe naučíme.

    Thank you for your visit and comment. I will also learn to take pictures macro. I hope to gradually learn both.