Up Close With Nature


“Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” 

~ Susan Sontag

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Succulent in Rain

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Beach Grass

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

A Snail’s Life

 

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

~ W.B. Yeats

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Tidal Ripple

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Aspen Leaf

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Sweetgrass and Dew

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Feeling Crabby

 

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

~Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Already Been Chewed

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Thistle Stop

 

Macro, Close-Up, Photography, Nature, Flowers, Plants

Opening

 

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

~John Burroughs

 

 

 

Categories: Flowers, Plants and Trees, It's All In The Details, Macro, PhotographyTags: , , , , , , , , ,

178 comments

  1. Beautiful selection of photos. Thank you,☺️

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  2. I love the detail in these pictures. Really beutiful

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  3. Reblogged this on LightWerx News and commented:
    Some amazing designs in nature…

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  4. Absolutely beautiful pictures! Just today I wrote a post about nature and how we must work to restore it. I would love to work with you sometime!

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  5. Beautiful photos, love my Nikon and capturing nature 🙂

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  6. Beautiful macros and textures!

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  7. It really draws in the 👁 . Great work.

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  8. Infinitely healing indeed! The sort of thing we need more of in these times….. Thanks, Jane!

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  9. You have a magnificent point of view! Thank you for sharing how you see the world and emphasizing it’s beautiful details! It is definitely a wonder what is on this big blue marble and how it is made up of some many little pieces that put our world together.

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  10. These are gorgeous observations and close-ups! The first and last are my favorites.

    Like

  11. Loved it… I followed you… please check my blog too.. You may like it…and if you like it, then please follow me 🙏

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  12. I just loved it ❤

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  13. Great read

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  14. Sublime photos and quotes, Jane. I could spend hours just gazing at nature’s little details.

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  15. Truly an incredible post, my friend, filled with beauty and whimsy and wisdom. I love all the quotes, so meaningfully connected to paying attention and the beauty and power of nature. I liked your play on words with the subtitles, too — chuckled out loud at Already Been Chewed, in reference to the ABC gum I remember from early days. I liked “Thistle Stop” too, instead of Whistle Stop. And your photos are masterful. The succulent, so vibrant; beach grass not vibrant but filled with beautiful patterns; and the snail in its world. My two favorites were the crab and its shadows–wow!–and the stunning sweetgrass and dew. Thanks for this gift today, much appreciated.

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  16. I love your photos indeed!
    Our nature is the most beautiful thing in the earth. Priceless!😍

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  17. A great collection of natural patterns. Great see!

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  18. Fabulous post, Jane, and I love the Susan Sontag quote. The beach grass is beautiful up close like that…the snail has an entire realm to itself there, like its own kingdom. Very cool image. 🙂 I like the leaf on leaf (on leaves) – the aspen leaf – very much. Oh, the sweetgrass is stunning. Love the chewed leaf and the tiny crab with its big shadow, too. The black and white (a Magnolia?) is very graceful and works so well with the John Burroughs quote – putting our senses in order, yes sir. Soothing and refreshing, Jane!

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  19. Amazing photos you really captured the story with the images

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  20. Beautiful pictures, Jane, and the Rachel Carson quote is pure truth, and something that is in the core of me. My favourites here are Tidal Ripple, and Opening too. We move inexorably on towards 20 Jan, and I simply gape at Trump’s behavioural traits. Stay safe, my friend. 🙂

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    • HI Adrian, Pleased you like these and I agree, the Carson quote hits home. I find these moments calming.
      We have the inauguration in our sights and hope for peaceful days until our nightmare is over. You, too. Stay safe. Thanks so much. 🙂

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  21. I haven’t seen something this beautiful in a while, it made me notice that it has been a long time since I’ve been to a forest. thank you for this ❤️!!

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  22. Oh jane such deep looking, love the colours the detail the shadows the tones … nature is such a celebration …I wish the human race was more connected to her 🙏🙏

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  23. Beautiful and mesmerising. The way the beauty of nature is captured in the moment, they just take the breath away… ❤️

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  24. As has been said, it’s the little things…

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  25. Oh wow these images are stunning!

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  26. Another lovely series! Nature is amazing and you have captured it so beautifully 😍

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  27. Stunning photos, Jane! All of varying interest and a feast for the eyes! 🙂

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  28. Truly beautiful photos and thoughts.

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  29. Wow! These are awesome pictures!

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  30. Indeed these are magic things. I have enjoyed seeing you getting in there close up.

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  31. Looking at these glorious photos is how I feel each day as I draw my beautiful leaves. The beach grass is a beautiful and moving photo as I think about those huddled and separated children. 💕

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  32. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  33. Gorgeous images, Jane and inspiring quotes!

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  34. enchanting and very precise. a beautiful collection as always

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  35. A stunning series, Jane, very much enjoyed!!

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  36. Beautiful and very detailed shots. They fully show the wonders of nature that so many people pass by. Those who immerse themselves in this world really get respect for what nature creates.

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  37. Beauty!

    ✨☀️🙏🕉️♾️☮️🙏☀️✨

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  38. The sweetgrass and dew one is blissful☺☺☺

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  39. Superb work, Jane! Way beyond our already high expectations. Bravo!!!

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  40. Attention, what a great subject, Jane, as some people are struggling with paying attention to the beauty of nature, as photographers our intensions to attentions are just like embedded within us, but we are so lucky to share an open eye to others. Just like you do with these wonderful close ups.

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  41. You’ve outdone yourself with pictures this time. Very nice.

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  42. So lovely, Jane. I must pull out my macro lens! My favorite is Sweetgrass with the sparkling dewdrops.

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  43. Another wonderful quote and photographs. I think attention is diminishing rapidly in humanity and for that we shall pay a very dear price. My intention for today will be to stay eager.

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  44. The dew droplets on the sweetgrass, that’s a really nice one. During the summer, we can get a lot of dew on the grass in the early morning, especially if it rained the day or night before. You have to get low and close to get the detail. 🙂

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  45. Wonderful images and great quotes! I especially like the SNAIL and the quote by Yeats … “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

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  46. So many lovely images Jane 🤗💕

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  47. There is so much beauty in nature. I especially like the succulent in the rain.

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  48. Another fine collection, Jane. Thistle Stop!!! 🙂 Love the crab and the succulent is awesome with all those beautiful drops.

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  49. Stunning images

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  50. Incredible photos! Especially those water droplets, absolutely amazing!

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  51. As always, beautiful images Jane! I especially adore the snail capture.

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  52. Love the John Burroughs quote – that’s me. Also love Sweetgrass and Opening.
    Alison

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  53. Outstanding collection of the beauty of nature, Jane. I particularly love “Tidal Ripple” and “Already Beeb Chewed” that could only be captured by your trained photographer eyes. Thanks for sharing these images.

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  54. Love macros!

    Sent from my iPad

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  55. These photos take me to a better world. Thank you, Jane!

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  56. Such an apt theme. Beautifully produced.

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  57. Jane, as always your photography and quotes are superb. I always enjoy getting these posts from you. I hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe.

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  58. Nature has so many beauties, so thanks for capturing a bit of it. For me, the snail image is remarkable.

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  59. Gorgeous images Jane ❤️

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  60. Love the images. That little snail is so cool. Makes me smile.

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  61. LOVE! each and every one, esp. the crab with its enormous shadow, it must feel quite pumped up! 😉 Do you know what those little sand balls are next to it per chance?
    Such beautiful forms and patterns, thanks for sharing the beauty, Jane. ❤

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  62. Such lovely detailed images, Jane. Yeats was so right. Love all the quotes. Nature is so amazing.

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  63. I love the Fiddler Crab, makes me miss Long Island. Great shots!

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  64. This is a wonderful Up Close collection, Jane!

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  65. Gorgeous! My favorite Is “Snails Life”!

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  66. Really beautiful photos.

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