Légendes d'automne-Macro and more

It seems that every week, the talk is about the weather. That being said, this week was something else! Record breaking temperatures at the beginning of the week, back to seasonal autumn weather towards the end. Which may be why I was hit with a nasty cold, making me quite unproductive this weekend.

Not a very prolific week for photography, but I did manage to get a few macro shots. The light at this time of year is quite wonderful, and so I decided to capture some of the details of the remaining flowers on my balcony.

One of my greatest accomplishments as a gardener this year, growing roses in containers. Here, I used my Lensbaby edge 80 with an extension tube to capture the details.

One of my greatest accomplishments as a gardener this year, growing roses in containers. Here, I used my Lensbaby edge 80 with an extension tube to capture the details.

Water droplets about to roll of a rose leaf. Taken with my 100mm macro lens.

Water droplets about to roll of a rose leaf. Taken with my 100mm macro lens.

I always freehand my macro shots (I feel constrained by a tripod). Here, I love the painterly effect that a soft focus gives. 

I always freehand my macro shots (I feel constrained by a tripod). Here, I love the painterly effect that a soft focus gives. 

Thyme sprig. I love to discover beautiful details in common plants through my macro lens. 

Thyme sprig. I love to discover beautiful details in common plants through my macro lens. 

Rosemary sprig. Since I had not trimmed it in a while, a spider decided to make it its home. 

Rosemary sprig. Since I had not trimmed it in a while, a spider decided to make it its home. 

The cold weather is coming, I am not looking forward to losing the beautiful flowers on my balcony. I guess it means that I will challenge myself to find new subjects for my macro work!

Now go visit the super talented Annick's blog, and take part in a wonderful newborn session in old Quebec. She captured such wonderful moments, in an absolutely beautiful setting! Then visit all of the other blogs to complete the circle. See you next week!