Close-up colour photograph of indigo flowers. Shot with a Polaroid maco lens attachment on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography

Not exactly a problem: I cannot stop taking macro photos of flowers

I don't know whether it's the effect of having a garden after not having one for almost twenty years (we've lived in our current home for nearly two years and the novelty still hasn't worn off) or just a natural reaction to summer arriving after having snow right into April, but I seriously can't get … Continue reading Not exactly a problem: I cannot stop taking macro photos of flowers

Colour macro photograph of a pink and yellow hydrangea flower. Shot with a Polaroid macro lens on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #macrophotography

Nature macro photography: Six-legged mountaineers and other treasures

This is such a wonderful time of year for taking pictures in the garden. I often think I would love a 'proper' macro lens but there's a special kind of joy in using my cheap (and I do mean cheap - just over a tenner!) Polaroid macro lens attachment to capture beautiful details. I found … Continue reading Nature macro photography: Six-legged mountaineers and other treasures

Close-up colour photograph of a pink tulip flower, shot with a Polaroid macro lens attachment on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #macrophotography

My holiday photos are mostly flower macros

Everywhere I go, I look for pretty flowers and point cameras at them ❤

Close-up colour photograph of small purple flowers against a green background, with a shallow depth of field. Shot with a Polaroid macro lens attachment on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR body. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #macrophotography

Indigo blooms: Macro nature photography (and bonus sneaky kitten!)

These tiny beauties are blooming in our garden at the moment. What better reason to take my macro lens out to play? Also, here's Silver hunting leaves and blades of grass.

Colour photograph of icicles and frozen leave. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography

Photinia, alien fur and icicles: Nature and macro photography

Last year, we planted some photinia in the highest raised flower bed against a wooden trellis. It's going to take a while to spread out fully, but it's been lovely to see it sprouting new leaves over the last few weeks. While I was taking photos of the photinia, I noticed a tiny white feather … Continue reading Photinia, alien fur and icicles: Nature and macro photography

Colour macro photograph of a small pink flower and green leaves against a purple background. Shot with a Polaroid macro lens on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #fineartphotography

After the frost: Flower photography

We've had some chilly days over winter but this tiny survivor has lived and blossomed through storms, ice and snow.