As summer started to come to an end here in Washington, we spent a few hours at our closest state park, Tolmie. These photos are from a few weeks ago during a mid-tide weekend afternoon.
Many things that were vibrant and thriving a month or two ago are now starting to wither away, the natural way of things. While my wife walked along the shore, and in it, I stayed near the bushes.
With the Lumix set to macro mode, I saw some really great textures I would normally never see. The burnt edges of this leaf, surrounded by the still-living green veins looked really cool.
Things stuck out to me while I walked through the bushes and trees. Little hits of color here and there. I have no idea what the growth is in the crook of this branch, a mystery to me.
A spider busy doing spider things. The intricate web that just shows up in the photo is so neat. Sometimes I see a web spanning a great distance and think how did that even get made? Yeah spiders can be creepy, but they are also pretty powerful, smart little things.
This eaten away leaf caught my eye for a minute. I like all the lines going on. The outer edge near the bottom, where it’s starting to curl up is kinda interesting.
I really love all the sharp lines on this dried up little plant. The tiny hairs all over it, I hadn’t even noticed while looking at it in person. I feel lame not knowing what any of these plants are called, but I’m trying to learn slowly.
The wings on this fly are super interesting to me. Of course it looks as if he’s barfing up his lunch, or eating it, haha. It’s eyes are also neat to look at in this macro view.
The growth on this branch reminds me of the inside of a lung. The texture is so crazy. I think I was standing there looking at it for a few minutes at least. I’m glad the photo worked out.
This tiny little guy was barely noticeable! I just happened to see a bit of movement in it’s direction, then saw it’s antenna move around just a bit. I wish it was a bit more in focus, but it was just so small, moving and transparent. I’m surprised the lens even came close.
This leaf already had full-on fall coloring going on. It was the only thing around that looked this way. There was some colorful leaves around, but nothing like this one. This thing was so bright, I really love the pattern of color on it.
The final two photos below, a lively little bug and a withered bit of plant life, sum up this time of the year. The plant life is petering out a bit and the animal life is staying busy getting ready for the winter months.
A bug’s life, crawling around and looking tough with it’s armored shell. I like the detail of it’s antenna. This little guy was more than happy to pose for me, very regal.
And we end with the same type of little nuggets we began with. I really do love the details the Lumix’s macro setting captures. I can’t wait to see what I can get with it throughout the fall and winter months here in Washington.
All photos made with a Panasonic Lumix LX5