Macro in the garden: Yellow Rose

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Comments (7)

M and R on March 1, 2008

Lovely photo, except for that bug!! R

Marilyn Whiteley on March 1, 2008

Lovely photo made lovelier because of that bug! And did you know that your photos caused me to post a flower close-up the other day, even though I can't approach the quality of your macro equipment?


Ian Stehbens on March 1, 2008

Dear Marilyn and Robyn,

Marilyn, thankyou for appreciating the bug and this photographer's perspective. Robyn is my daughter and she loves her roses and flowers generally, so bugs must go. And her husband has an agricultural background so I am sure he'll be able to help her find a way of sending the weevil on its way.


Love you Rob. Delighted you have been enjoying the garden macros. If I had more time, there would be a collection of macro images of natives as well, but that can wait for our next holiday. Ask Michael to order a macro extension tube from Hong Kong for your camera now that you have seen what this can do.


M and R on March 2, 2008

The bug does make the photo interesting. I was joking, because the photo comes across as so real, it just makes you want to flick the bug off. R

Ian Stehbens on March 2, 2008

Dear Rob, I tried to give that bug the flick, but it looks like she's there to stay - immortalised. Perhaps she helps to make it real. Both Marilyn and I are OK about it!


Palmina Moore on March 2, 2008

Gorgeous shot Ian such a pretty colour


Ian Stehbens on March 2, 2008

Thanks Palmina. Glad you like the ruffles and the wee critter too.

By the way, your snake-charming portrait has been printed and is sitting on my desk! It's good getting to know the faces of our network of friends.

Kind regards,


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