23 February 2019

Spring again!

Thanks to the unusually warm days recently, Nature has finally emerged from its Winter dormancy days. It's so nice to see snowdrops again!

Nature's dance
Nature's dance

Spring has come
Light

Newborn flower
Newborn

3 February 2019

St Cloud domain

After quite some time without going out with my camera, a little trip to the St Cloud domain to check for any signs of Spring :-)

Facing Paris
Watching out for Spring

Green dots
New green

Dripping fish
Dripping

1 January 2019

Happy new year!

Happy new year 2019!
One picture per season to say goodbye to 2018 :-)

Concentrated
Winter

Dreamy flowers
Spring

Wheat field
Summer

Red lips
Autumn

30 December 2018

London 'wild' animals

London grey squirrels and birds do not seem to fear humans at all... I've never been so close to untamed animals before. Aren't they cute?

I must try to take pictures of Parisian rats next, surely they will be just as friendly ;-D
(just kidding) (or am I?)

Fearless
Fearless

Speckles
Speckles

22 December 2018

Short trip to London

A few 'souvenirs' from my recent trip to London: some fake snow, cute tea garden and a stroll along the canal.

The 'snow' was emitted from a vent to surprise people every minute or so - lasting about 10 seconds -, I had to stand at the same place quite a long time to shoot the final picture... If you've ever been to Camden Market, imagine what it was like to wait there...

Fake snow
Fake snow

Teapot
Tea garden

Far behind
Far behind

8 December 2018

Nature touch

Some vivid outdoor pictures before Winter takes all colors away :'-(

Red lips
Red lips

Nature power
Nature power

1 December 2018

A swarm of insects

Quite not so nice to hear (and feel) this many insects around oneself... Yet the resulting picture was very funny: so weird to see how they really look like!

Spots
Spots

24 November 2018

Natural frames

I was having fun with leaves and depth of field to create a "frame" on the picture side, what do you think? ;-)

Framed
Framed

Autumn colors
Autumn colors

17 November 2018

Late mushrooms

The last mushrooms pictures of the year, with the most delicate colors shades :-)

Mushroom bokeh
Mushroom bokeh

Curly head
Curly head

10 November 2018

Golden colors

Autumn is such a wonderful season - probably my favorite one - especially when you have the opportunity to wander in a cute forest such as this one :-)

Beam of light
Beam of light

Golden leaves
Golden leaves

Misty morning
Misty morning

28 October 2018

Transparency

Delicate foliage details, back-lit by the powerful sunlight :-)

Light and shadows
Light and shadows

Detailed
Detailed

Leaf details
Leaf details

2 October 2018

1 October 2018

Lavender flower

I don't know why but I have an obsession with lavender. The smell, the color, the beauty of the inflorescence - I love taking pictures of this flower, and my macro lens helped me discover its details even more precisely :-)

Lavender field
Lavender field

Lavender macro
Lavender macro

Lavender
Lavender

30 September 2018

Favorite summer pictures

Here are my top 3 insect macro pictures throughout the summer :-)

 Waving bee
Waving bee

Blue butterfly
Blue butterfly

Bon appétit
Bon appétit

29 September 2018

Hide and seek

Playing hide and seek with a huge grasshopper ^^ What a shy creature! 
And difficult to spot: green on green is not quite the perfect contrast ;-)

Hesitating
Hesitating

From below
From below

Hello there
Hello there

16 September 2018

Haystacks

Not everyone would enjoy looking at haystacks, yet they always prompt me to take out my camera :-)

Endless hayballs
Endless haystacks

15 September 2018

Photo mash-up #31

Today theme will be: damselflies and dragonflies!

Diaphanous damselfly Posing
Cute damselfly Equilibrist
Happy damselfly & dragonfly day :-)

9 September 2018

Butterflies

A collection of butterflies - OK the last one is not the cutest of all...

Balance
Balance

Blue wings
Blue wings

Vigilance
Vigilance

8 September 2018

Apiaceae

The wild carrot is usually home to a huge variety of insects (bugs, beetles, even spiders...) and the white color of its flowers makes it very easy to detect them - simply put, a very good spot for insect photography in Summer :-) 

Have you ever noticed the little pink or dark bit which appears sometimes at the middle of the flower? I have been wandering through the countryside for years and honestly only discovered it now (the macro lens surely helped ^^). 

The carrot plant is also called Queen Anne's lace, because of the flower resembling lace - this pink center part supposedly being a droplet of blood from the Queen's finger after she pricked it on a needle while making the lace... In a more scientific style, it turns out that it attracts bees and other pollinators: the dark spot poses as a fake insect already happily resting on the plant (Nature does things well :-D)

Pink center
Pink center

Striped wings
Striped wings

Patch of color
Patch of color