Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

 In Animals, Family Photography, Macro Photography, Photo Challenge, Photography

The word “close” – as in being near to something or someone, brings to mind a variety of situations including feelings and proximity.

  • We have a very “closerelationship with our pets in this family.
  • For me, gorgeous scenery is “close“.
  • In weddings, the couples are “close“.
  • In many families, the relatives are “close“.
  • Wasps are a “close” encounter of the scary kind.
  • I’ve had a “closefriend for 30+ years.
  • Some days I am “close” to screaming at WordPress as I battle my photos into position. LOL.

And photographically, I get “close” to many of my subjects…

This muskrat swam right out in front of me as I was trying to shoot Red-Winged Blackbirds. (Got a far better shot of the muskrat!)

Mule Deer leapt out of the undergrowth as I was walking the path. Not sure who was more startled.

I’m a lot braver with bees than wasps!

Young Sidney with her best bud Kasey

Damselfly up close and personal. I liked his choice of matching surroundings.

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  • tacts
    Reply

    The shots of the bee and the damselfly are amazing. Great catch!

    • Photos With Finesse
      Reply

      Thank you! My fear of yellow and black buzzy things was overcome. My family was amazed to see me up close with the macro! (Now if it was a wasp, I’d have been gone in an instant!)

  • livvy30
    Reply

    Love the last shot!

    • Photos With Finesse
      Reply

      Thanks Livvy – I was seeing a whole bunch of photographers do insect shots at the time and decided to try my hand – they’re speedy little things – and don’t hang around long LOL. It took a long time to get that one!

  • lensaddiction
    Reply

    Nice interpretation of many possible meanings. The Damsefly shot is stunning

    • Photos With Finesse
      Reply

      Thank you.

    • Photos With Finesse
      Reply

      Thank you! A friend had been egging me on for years to write with my photos. These blog challenges have given me the outlet I needed.

      • lensaddiction
        Reply

        Yes I find them good for blog inspiration too

  • eof737
    Reply

    I love your photos for the challenge. The bee shot is amazing. All of them are beautiful.
    Eliz

    • Photos With Finesse
      Reply

      Thank you Eliz. I’m quite proud of the bee because it shows I’ve passed through one level of ‘bee phobia’. 🙂

  • Jo Bryant
    Reply

    WOW…how can you pick one image out of all these outstanding ones. I love them all

  • Inge
    Reply

    I wanted to chose which photo I like the best but I end up with like them all!

  • bentehaarstad
    Reply

    A wonderful sereies for the theme close.

  • bspokeon
    Reply

    Nice work… the damselfly is a winner for me!

  • g9vrayndepsaddhepp1984
    Reply

    Reblogged this on Justin Turner Pages.

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