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..fritillary nestling in amongst the wonderfully fragrant yellow mahonia in my scottish spring garden.

A first take with a macro lens AND tripod doing its ground level thing (now that IS a first LOL)

Nikon D60
Nikkor 105 VR lens
UV filter

f/13
1/40sec
ISO-200
-0.3step

Tags

flower, closeup, colour, macro, spring, bloom, fritillary, fw, snakeshead, dinghysailor1

Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
Thanks so much for looking
Cheers
Maggie
:)))

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Comments

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisabout 4 years ago

    Wow Maggie, this is a beautiful macro – that lens is proving to be a wee gem.

  • beginners luck lynne – tho it does take nice pics of bubble friends…LOL

    will bmail you a peek…
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    What a graceful, appealing shot, Maggie! Is this, could this be, your new macro lens?!

  • LOL jan …is it a bird .. is it a worm… no its ding on her belly.. with improbably splayed tripod in the rockery…..LOL …is this what real macro photographers have to do .. it’s ouchie…teehee…. but a smaill price for your lovely comment!! thanks heaps…
    cheers
    :))))

    – dinghysailor1

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful flower! I can see why it’s called Snake’s Head.

  • eek.. now you mention it …lol… so do i….!!
    thanks so very much
    :))))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    Well I just love this Maggie

  • hi tina – thanks heaps .. hoping alls well with you -we’re on an edinburgh bubblemeet tomorrow – do let us know when you’re next over….
    cheers
    maggie
    ;))

    – dinghysailor1

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    WOW~ Gorgeous flower and awesome capture!

  • thanks so much cheryl.. i’m sure theres a better angle when it opens a bit more but was sooo happy to get this first time out..
    thanks again
    maggie
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Lindamell
    Lindamellabout 4 years ago

    M|aggie this is gorgeous :))

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 4 years ago

    beauty maggie!

  • thanks dougie .. blushing here ..
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful job Maggie! I want a macro lens now :)

  • thanks flick.. a bit of me thinks it was easier just to put my pocket camera on the ground..LOL but not half as much fun…..
    :)))))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    Will do :)
    hope you all have a great day out :))

  • thanks tina – holyrood park and the grassmarket castle area are our stamping grounds tomorrow – should be fun…
    :))

    – dinghysailor1

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    Ah ha! Another belly-button shot! Where are the shots of your steering wheel?

  • teehee.. i couldnt wait to try it when i came out of the shop… also got a very fetching radio button..LOL

    teehee.. i couldnt wait to try it when i came out of the shop… also got a very fetching radio button..LOL:)))

    – dinghysailor1

  • .. and you thought i was joking…. LOL

    – dinghysailor1

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