CRAWLING THROUGH THE GRASS…

Thought I’d have a try at some macro shots – don’t have a macro lens, but I added two extension tubes (10x and 15x) to my standard lens…

…ended up crawling through the grass, and getting some blurred shots of a bee’s backside.  But I did love the thistledown.

Taken on a Sony ILCE-6000 f5, ISO 100, 1/25.  I took some later shots with just the 10 x extension but I think I’ll try the 15 x on its own next.

WAITING (a haibun)

Spending time waiting is never easy, and I notice the small sounds.  Sounds of water running into the washing machine, Rod shifting his ladder as he paints.  I want to carry on with my painting, but can’t settle.  The hum of the fan becomes a background to this heat, and the waiting…

A long time since I was home.  Maybe it’s time to go back.

summer heat
and the phone rings
so far away

SEEN FROM THE GALLERY

My second published poetry and photo book has finally arrived! – and it’s looking good.  I have half a dozen copies at a special pre-release price of $NZ15 (plus postage).  Use my ‘contact’ button to get your order in, or message me on facebook.

Just a taster:

SILVER-EYE

a soft sound
as small grey feathers
tumble
from darting flight
to darkness

I hold in my hands
the remnants
of a song

 

© Maureen Sudlow