Extreme close up

Some things in life are really beautiful and the closer you move in the more can be seen. Tara has prompted us with Extreme Close Up this week and I must admit, inspired by many other bloggers I have been playing around with the macro setting for quite some time but it was a shot on TV whilst watching the Titanic this week that gave me the idea I’m going with.

It was a close up taken from behind a woman. The close up showed her ear, her drop earring and some of her hair and that shot spoke volumes, you could tell from the earring that she was wealthy, her hair was neat and clean and the lace on her collar shouted Paris, London, New York the top fashion spots of the time.

I used the models close to hand and this is what I came up with

close up children faces

I think the shots speak of innocence, play, fun and quiet time after play time, in fact they were sitting watching Octonauts a firm favourite after playing all afternoon in the garden.

Then I tried some more

thumb sucking

When my Bessie sits down to watch TVshe grabs ‘Baby Teddy’ and sucks her thumb. The first shot sees her oblivious to me and happy watching her cartoon and shortly later zonked out but thumb still ready on stand by if needed.

But just before she did fall asleep I got this beauty which I love, what do you think? Using Super Macro and no touching up at all

close up of eye



  1. Cheetahs in my shoes
    March 28, 2012 / 8:34 AM

    wow!  gorgeous girl, gorgeous shots x

  2. kelloggsville
    March 28, 2012 / 8:37 AM

    Oh my, that’s fantastic.

  3. March 28, 2012 / 8:38 AM

    We should take more close-ups of our children. They have such beautiful soft skin and lovely eyelashes. The light’s really good on these too x

  4. March 28, 2012 / 8:42 AM

    Beautiful pretty eyes! I love close ups…wish I’d taken more of them of my kids when they were little x

  5. Funky Wellies
    March 28, 2012 / 10:51 AM

    What gorgeous eyes and faces! These photos will make such great memories.

  6. Mrs TeePot
    March 28, 2012 / 1:21 PM

    That last photo is wonderful!

  7. March 28, 2012 / 12:47 PM

    Wow – that last picture is absolutely stunning. I’m going to have to get some close-ups of my children’s eyes.

  8. March 28, 2012 / 3:32 PM

    Absolutely stunning.  Look at those eyes!  

  9. MsXpat
    March 28, 2012 / 4:56 PM

    I’ve seem some wonderful pics with this prompt. Your girls at too cute. Sleeping faces as always so angelic.

  10. jfb57
    March 28, 2012 / 5:24 PM

    Took my breath away!

  11. 1978rebecca
    March 28, 2012 / 6:18 PM

    Oooh that last shot is amazing.

  12. anthea barton
    March 28, 2012 / 7:37 PM

    Love the close up on that gorgeous long lashed eye. 

  13. If I Could Escape
    March 29, 2012 / 2:59 AM

    Beautiful photos my friend!!  

  14. March 29, 2012 / 9:45 AM

    wow they are lovely photos that last one of the eye is perfect! I love her sleeping too :)

  15. Whatlunchbreak
    March 30, 2012 / 8:33 PM

    Wow!  The eye is amazing!

  16. Rosie
    March 31, 2012 / 1:49 PM

    the eye is amaziinggggggg must bring my camera up when we stay with you!

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