Sistlau's Closeup Posts

A beetle, hidden in plain sight! Camouflaged by pollen. Its black forewings were almost invisible under the mass of yellow. When I tried to my very best to get…

Last year I was so impressed about a blooming passiflora in Croatia (in November!) that I photographed and posted it. This spring I asked my mother to buy two…

Because it has to be still a warm coffee - after being photographed from different angles for a while! It was an exceptional hot day, when we visited one of my…

I'm obsessed with blowballs. Little seeds with parachutes - ready to fly. They are such delicate star like structures. Woven from moonlight or silvery silk.…

I always will call photographing moss "shooting Kate", because of the well known super model. Yes, I know it's childish, but what the heck, it's me, I won't…

Today I watered an euphorbia in a small pot when I saw something moving inside. I took a closer look and suddenly a tiny elephant with a huge self-esteem tried…

Today it was warm – at least to warm for a day in February - and sunny. Nevertheless I was really surprised, that the first flowers begin to bloom. The small…

This awful moment, when the lens of the camera get stuck with an odd noise. The terrific moment of complete relief, when the camera starts working again and the…

Botany isn't something I learned in my days at school. In the 5th grade I was asked during a test: "Explain to an Eskimo strawberries with cream." The teacher…

I want summer and sea. I want blue sky and warm wind. I want red wine and ciabatta. I want sweet tomatoes and green basil. I want salami and pecorino. I want…

This is the mature silk of maisz or corn, which is difficult to recognize, because the lense was almost in the middle of the silk. By the way in most parts of…

I’m very proud, because I was capable to photograph this "oversized mosquito" at all: It didn’t fly away. I didn’t run away. It was waiting for me in front of…

It's an English Rose – maybe from the Leander Group. David C. H. Austin (England/Sropshire) breed this old roses with a perfume like fragrance and I love this…

In my mother’s garden are blooming a lot of tagetes. I’m not a big fan, but I have to admit, they are a colorful eye catcher. I shot some photos and - of course…
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