UP Close

“It’s the little things that make life wonderful.” – unknown

Around my garden and backyard there are little things that I may have taken for granted. But with a different focus on the subject, it makes me look at it from a different perspective. Take for example the rusting lock of the garden shed…or the little figurine near the garden soil …or the withered flower …or the ant meeting up with another ant… UP close, using a close up lens and seeing the minute details of the object, I get to appreciate it more.

Lens Artist Photo Challenge

SquareUp – UP Close

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Don’t shoot what it looks like, Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey


  1. Alison says:

    Great closeups Teresa, very artistic

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh I tried my best. I was looking at the prompt and looked at my lenses and just shook my head haha. Thanks anyway Ali, you’re so kind.

      1. Alison says:

        There are so many challenges ..I need to get more active

        1. Teresa says:

          It is exciting but you’re right, sometimes it gets rather daunting.

          1. Alison says:

            Haha I know ..I don’t want to post too often ..I try to do two in one and I’m running out of photos and I feel pretty sure I’ve posted some a few times

          2. Teresa says:

            Haha nevermind. All of us are in the same boat as we all cannot travel. But it needs some sort of creativity to be able to post two or even three challenges in one go, right?

          3. Alison says:

            Thanks 🙂

  2. margaret21 says:

    Well worth getting up close to inspect these.

    1. Teresa says:

      That is true, Margaret. You have to get down and dirty too.

  3. restlessjo says:

    These are great close ups, Teresa. Especially like the cherub and the withered flowers 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Jo. Had to look at things that I didn’t look at before.

  4. eklastic says:

    If I have to pick a favourite it is that intrepid ant but they are all beautiful photographs.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much. The full photo has another ant 🐜 🐜 but I just can’t fit it on a square.

  5. Dan Antion says:

    I like these. I struggle with close ups. I like the shot of the ant. They are fun to watch sometimes. They are amazing workers.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, I know and they walk fast , it was so hard to catch them Haha

  6. BeckyB says:

    stunning photography

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Becky. ❤️

  7. Toonsarah says:

    I love these close-up details, and the quote about shooting what it feels like 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for liking them, Sarah.

  8. Anne Sandler says:

    Great work Teresa! I love the textures you’ve captured in your images, especially the old lock. The flowers look as if they were inviting you to take their pictures.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Anne for your nice comment. ❤️

  9. Tina Schell says:

    Some beautiful examples Teresa, I’m so glad I clicked on the images as they aren’t really done justice in the grid format. Loved your featured photo and the clock/timer/lock????

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for that Tina, I was pretty undecided which to put as a featured photo. And that is a shed lock that is rusting away.

  10. lolaWi says:

    great close ups T! happy Sunday 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks and to you too!

  11. c2avilez says:

    Beautiful! You’ve done a wonderful job with a narrow depth of field.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks, experimenting a bit.

  12. I like all of these. Well done.


    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Janet, greatLy appreciate your comment ❤️

  13. JohnRH says:

    Great shots. The rusty lock is my favorite.

    1. Teresa says:

      I seem to like that one as well. Thanks John.

  14. robert20359 says:

    wonderful pictures teresa for the week theme, i especially like the 4th, 5th and 6th.
    many greetings robert

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Robert.

  15. Leya says:

    Well done and variety. Love the rusty thing.

    1. Teresa says:

      The rusty thing is a padlock haha Thanks for the comment Ann-Christine!

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