Icy Dicey

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    1. That ice was intriguing, Dan. I keep saying to myself I will take a picture to show everyone how very very tiny it is that is being shown. These images of ice drew my eye as I figured out how best to capture each one of them. Nature is so compelling in her Majesty and Beauty! Have a great day today!!

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    1. So I heard, CM. Not too sure about those single digits that are being forecasted, though. That is really tough to be outside working a camera like I do. I’m just going to take each day as it comes. Have a great day today!! xo

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      1. I wear a pair of gloves under my photographer mitts so that my fingers are never bare. Yet, that kind of cold hurts even with gloves as you well know. Crossing fingers temps rise as the pattern has been all this Winter so that yes indeed I will be able to get some pretty snowscapes. Same for you too!! xo

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    1. Believe me, I have a huge smile on my face. Only someone with macro photography experience understands yes how tough it can be. Thank you so much for your words of appreciation. They mean a lot to me. Most people who come here do not know what it takes to do macro without a tripod. They are not photographers. Have a great day today!! xo

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  1. Well, there are no two ices the same Amy, they are all beautiful under your lens.
    Mind you, you said your macro fingers weren’t in full swing yet, but frozen as well? 😀
    You’ve done them justice dear lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🦘 🐬 🐳 🌺 🌹 🌈

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    1. Every piece of ice is unique, Mark, as is every snowflake. Is that not a wonder to ponder upon? My macro fingers and body are not in full swing yet, but no, they were not frozen. When my fingers get that cold, the pain is so bad I must get inside. Winter cold is not friendly to hands that have arthritis.
      I had a lot of fun doing these images, as I figured out how best to capture each one. The angle, the height, the contrast …. As I told someone recently a lot of thought goes into each picture I create.
      Much love to you!! xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. Macro photography always gives look that you won’t easily find with your own eyes. There are things to be seen just right in front of you but you can’t see them. This icy formation is interesting. I am wondering they were the result of sudden froze while there were bubbles or not. Nice macro shots!

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    1. YC, this was snow until the temperatures rose. Then at night the temps froze again and the melting snow turned into ice. I actually did see some ice with very evident bubbles in them, but I never did go capture them with my camera. Once my eyes begin to search it seems, I see things that are just so incredible. Thank you so much for this comment. I so appreciate your continual support. Bless you! xo

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    1. Ahhhh, awesome comment, Colleen. I’ve observed there are infinite worlds within worlds. There is so much more in existence then we know. With that in mind, life becomes an adventure! Much love to you! xo

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  3. If it’s any help, whenever I use macro, if you depress the button to take the photograph, there always seems to be a split second when it is all in focus and that’s the time to strike. Mind you, my camera is a vintage one, but it does have a good lens.

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  4. Ice like sparkling jewels! Some of the ice looks like cells up close, making a skin over the plants. Well, I’m so metaphoric today! I heard something somewhere about how to help the shaking – something to do with breathing, I think breathing out (or in) in long breaths helps a lot when you need to stop the shaking. Experiment I guess to see which one!! Keep your toes warm!! Much love, Donna

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    1. Donna, I know and understand about breathing. I hold my breath and listen to my heart beat each time I take a macro picture. I attempt to shoot in between heart beats. Whew! It’s the deep wide-stance squat that is getting me to shake. With practice, I’ll strengthen this pose. My best position with macro is lying on the ground using my arms as tripods. My pain level has been up as well and when that happens, it’s tough for me to still this body due to my adrenalin increasing.
      Very cool about the cells. I agree. Some of these pictures reminded me of dermal cells. May you have a great day! You stay warm too IF cold has struck where you are. Much love to you! xo

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