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Sorry Macro Monday was delayed until today because my son and I had to do a little research first.  My son planted a pumpkin vine this summer and it was doing great but then I noticed the leaves started to wilt.  I attributed this to the heat until I noticed a yellow/orange ooze coming from the vine.  Turns out, we had a little unwelcome guest burrowing its way inside our vine.  I slit the vine and located the Squash Vine Borer and killed it, but the chances are not great that our pumpkin plant will survive.  My poor son is now left with only ornamental corn in his garden–everything else was eaten by rabbits and deer. For more information about Squash Vine Borer

click here.

We could all use a little bit more joy and friendship in our lives.

For this Macro Monday,  I thought I would share a few pictures of a yellow rose {the friendship rose}.

Yellow roses are said to evoke the same warmth and joy that you feel when you are with your close friends.

Happy Macro Monday!

True macro photography is the ability to produce an image  on the film plane or digital sensor that is life size or larger .  This typically requires special equipment.  I use a Canon 100mm L  Macro lens for all of my “macro” photography. It also happens to be my favorite portrait lens.  It produces sharp images with a creamy bokeh (the blurring of the background- the quality of bokeh that a lens can produce is largely influenced by the shape of the aperture blades, focal length and your depth of field). What makes macro photography so difficult is that all that “up-close” ability comes at the cost of your depth of field (how much of the image is in focus).  The more magnification you get the less depth of field.

I initially bought this lens so I could do exactly this, photograph BUGS!

So this week, I am sharing a few of my favorite images of the fun and furry crawly caterpillars that I found hanging out in my yard.

I also had to throw in one photo of a cute dragonfly.