When using a macro lens you have to have steady hands or use a tripod.
I tend to try to take the pictures by hand and lately have had a little less success with this. It might be time for me to drag out the tripod or monopod.
This shot shows off the tiny details of a knockout rose bloom. These roses start blooming in early March and bloom their hearts out all year long. They require very little maintenance and I truly love them.
Every time after a rain we have mushrooms pop up and it is always in the same spots in the yard.
Sometimes it is those little tiny ones and sometimes it is these. Since I am not a mushroom expert I have no idea what kind they are.
They say if you pull them up by the root they will not come back this is NOT true I have done that numerous times.
I love trying to photograph them at different angles but it is honestly hard to capture their true beauty.
Mushrooms are fungi that lie dormant in the soil until the conditions are just right and usually they will bloom after a rain.
We have fertilized our yard 2 times so I am surprised to see any because the nitrogen in fertilizer normally gets rid of them in the soil.
I thought these were pretty neat looking so I decided to grab a few macro shots of them.