Hilhall's Macro and Closeup Posts

While photographing some foliage in my garden, I came across these interesting creatures at work. The orange bug is a Milkweed Assassin Bug. It is not…

So the 52 Frames challenge this week is 100 ISO—more challenging than it seems. I usually shoot at angles that make using a tripod difficult, so I experimented…

In a nearby shopping center—a local tourist trap, actually—sits an antique sled. It is on display in front of one of those stores that sells Christmas…

I just saw the post, The Red Challenge from Gethin Thomas. I hope it's not too late to join the fun. I have enjoyed seeing posts from fellow PhotoBloggers.…

What to do when the rain just won't quit? Explore the world of macro photography indoors. I found some common objects around the house, and with my macro lens,…

It is the rainy season here in the Southeastern US. During a break in the rain I ventured outside to do some water droplet studies. I'd love to go out a…

Happy New Year! A bit belated, my last images from 2020. These images were captured on December 31, 2020. It was a gloomy day to end a gloomy year. There was…

A small pine forest near my house was the perfect spot for experimenting with natural abstract macros.

On a recent photo walk, I decided to focus on textures only—a departure from my usual "wildcard" method of going out with my camera and just shooting whatever…

These diminutive, bright green acorns caught my eye while out on a walk the other day, so I picked a few up and took them home. They are starting to fade to…

When I spot these little Geckos running across my porch, they are bright green. This little guy literally blended in with the woodwork on a front porch chair. …

I spotted this tree frog napping on a drain pipe while I was power washing the side of my house. I worked around him and just let him doze.

Back to the mushrooms again. We are deep in our rainy season, and these beauties are quite abundant. They have provided inspiration for some creative, shallow…

We had a lot of rain the last few days, which means more debris and growth. This is no great for making yard work and weeding easier, but I did find some new…

We've got our very own Audrey II (the singing killer plant in the film Little Shop of Horrors). But this "mean green mother" isn't from outer space. It's…

Flowers are in bloom here in the Southeastern United States. Magnolias, Hydrangeas, and even those pesky Dandelions seem worthy of a close-up portrait.

From time to time, I like to challenge myself to photograph within certain limitations, as a way to flex my creative muscles. For this exercise, my goal was to…
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