Project 365 Photo a day: 365/174 -Silkworms

Little Silkworms on a Mulberry Leaf

In August 2012 the eggs started hatching and Ronald’s work began. He had to catch out all the new born larva’s and separate them from the eggs. Hundreds hatched per day and the boxes with little silkworm larva’s just get more and more. Luckily all the eggs have hatched now now he just needs to keep the boxes clean and feed them daily. He spends ours with his silkworms and these are about 3 weeks old. One of these days we will start counting them and then maybe sell them to the pet shop.


I grabbed my  MASSA 1+,2+ and 4+ filters and tried to take some close ups. These little larva’s does not lie still for one second constantly eating and moving.




Project 365 Photo a day: 365/159

Today I decided to capture the Snowdrop in our garden.

I never knew that a Snowdrop is one of my Zodiac flowers.  I’m a Capricorn and my Zodiac flowers are the Carnation and the Snowdrop.

I quoted the following information from the Floral & Hearty website.

In January, the most commonly accepted birth flower is the Carnation. This familiar flower (often seen in red, white and pink) is well-suited for this time of year, as the word “carnation” elicits the idea of “incarnation” or “reincarnation”—birth and rebirth. It’s the ideal theme to kick off a New Year.

Another flower associated with Capricorns is the Snowdrop, or milk flower. The lesser-known has less of a blossom to it than the carnation; in fact, it resembles a hanging bulb shaded by three standalone petals in white. A delicate, romantic flower, the snowdrop effortlessly symbolizes delicateness and purity. True to its name, it survives easily and even flourishes in the winter months, even in snow.”

I used my MASSA +4 and +2 Close-up filters on my Canon EF-S 18 – 200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS lens. I am really out of practice with my Macro photography but I will practice my Macro photography in the September/October School holidays.

I took photo’s from different angles just because I am allowed to. Enjoy.

Snowdrop from side with green and orange background

Snowdrop from side

Snowdrop at a angle from the top

Snowdrop at a angle from the bottom

Project 365 Photo a day 365/17

On today’s photography menu…. Macro photography.

In the past I tried taking Macro photo’s with my Macro filters but wind, flowers and macro photography don’t go hand in hand.  I got so frustrated and in the end I packed away my macro filters. This morning however I had a change of heart and took out my Takara tripod attached my MASSA close up +1,+2 and +4 filters to my Canon 18-200mm lens and head outside to my dad’s garden.

After I got one of his pot plants out of his garden I put it on a table positioned my tripod and camera and guess what happened? Yes you guessed right the wind came up and just as I pressed down my shutter button… The result a nice blur photo. I tried again and again. Later my mom came out to see what I was up to. I told her I am trying to capture my photo of the day but the wind is not making it easy. Then I realized that were mom was standing she was a human shield against the wind and I took my chance and got my photo’s…. Thank you Mom you are and angel.

Macro Photography: Flower of a succulent
Macro Photography: Flower of Succulent
Black & White Macro Photography: Flower of succulent