Nature's Place

Macro Meet in SE Brisbane? + The Three Hombres …

Anyone interested in a regular or irregular macro meet in SE Brisbane or surrounds?

Everybody is welcome to participate, beginner to expert, old or young – no discrimination. Anybody, basically, with a respect for nature and interested in meeting up for macro in the garden, a cup of tea/?, chat and/or walk in the local bush. *No Money is involved.

The idea isn’t specifically for me to teach macro, or anything else, but if anybody wants or needs that I’ll be glad to show a few things. It just takes practise of the right stuff to get good results. The idea is to meet at different places, peoples gardens or favourite shooting spots, at different times. It can be my garden one week, and maybe my local shooting places if nothing shows up in the garden. The next week/month it can be another’s garden or shooting places. It’s one way for people with a common interest to meet on occasion. How and when it works is up to the people who take part.

I’m in Victoria Point, 4165 – The Redlands in SE Brisbane – and if anybody wants to meet up let me know. Everything posted on this site is from my garden or local shooting spots.

Comment here or Contact me here …

*If anybody wants to come along just email me from https://beingmark.com/contact/ and we’ll arrange it. It’s up to you, I’m available.

There won’t be any large groups.

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The Three Hombres … A post here wouldn’t be complete without pictures.

Some of the latest visitors to the garden, a trio of beetles on the pink Crucifix Orchid. They aren’t found anywhere else in the garden, that I can reach.

It just shows, there is a place and time for everything. In the garden, or the field, there are tides of things, living and dead, the coming and the going of the forms of life.

Within the tides there are eddies and currents, splashes and sprays. It’s a wonderful thing, not knowing what’s coming on the next wave.

Out of the mystery she flows …

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  1. Janice Marshall said, on 07/02/2016 at 6:19 pm

    Well you never cease to amaze me with all of your pictures & descriptions, love the flower shots too, yes I agree with you that nature is a healing place, for one & all, I am proof of that.
    Thank you so so much for all the time & effort you put into all of your beaut pictures, the descriptions, the how,s the whys & all of your help on how we ourselves can do this too, I look forward to more of you work on my computer, I dont get out much, so I get to enjoy through you.
    Regards Janice

    • Mark said, on 07/02/2016 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Janice. You can do this stuff on your balcony, or the windowsill …

  2. lulubelleliz said, on 09/01/2016 at 10:11 pm

    Love the Three Hombres. Real elergant gentlemen. You wouldn’t consider moving to Adelaide? I could get a group keen to meet up with you.

    Liz

    • Mark said, on 09/01/2016 at 11:25 pm

      Hi Liz. I don’t think I’ll be going that way any time soon. But if you’re ever my way … :-)

      M

  3. Mark said, on 27/12/2015 at 10:38 pm

    Ok guys and girls. There’s been a lot of interest from far and wide and just a few from anywhere near but not the numbers to warrant a formal arrangement. So here’s what I propose.

    If you are coming my way from any distance or you live around Brisbane and you want to meet up the same applies, just get in touch through here – https://beingmark.com/contact/ – and we’ll arrange it.

    I go shooting almost every day, in between the rain and outside the midday heat. That means any day early morning or mid to late afternoon is good.

    It’s up to you, I’m available. Contact me.

    All the best for the NY. Mark

    PS Anyone interested in my new setup see 1/5th the way down this page – https://beingmark.com/macro-illustrated/

  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 21/12/2015 at 8:49 am

    Beautiful pictures!!! I wish I could come to a macro meet up, but I’m in New Mexico. I would have soooo much to learn!
    Mary

    • Mark said, on 21/12/2015 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Mary. NM is a long way to come … :-)

  5. Andrew Durick said, on 20/12/2015 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Mark – I am very keen for a meet up. I am on acreage at Gumdale, so it is easy to get to your usual spots. I am free between Xmas and new year if you want to organise something then, other that that, weekends are ok.
    I use an MPe lens for 99% of my macro.

    • Mark said, on 20/12/2015 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Andrew. Gumdale is close, acreage is good. I’ll probably be in touch in the next few days and we’ll make an arrangement. I’ll be keeping numbers small, it just makes sense.

  6. Lissa said, on 19/12/2015 at 5:40 am

    Hi Mark. I would be interested in a macro meetup. At whatever locations chosen, including my own yard if needed.

    I have an expensive (relative) camera here that I bought for macro shooting and never got my head around. I would love to learn a bit more even if it was just watching yourself or others at work.

    I will leave a message in “Contact me here” as well.

    • Mark said, on 19/12/2015 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Lissa. I’ll get back to you on email soon. Yes, maybe your yard could be a place to do it north of the river, though I thought you were in Alex Hills for some reason. Later …

      Will be arranging something for January anyway, but I am flexible and suggestions are welcome.

      • Lissa said, on 19/12/2015 at 4:33 pm

        Perhaps my doppelganger lives in Alex Hills :) I’m in Strathpine. Will go read your other email response.

  7. David said, on 19/12/2015 at 2:24 am

    Some really great captures and color. Excellent job of compositions working with the short depth of fields.

    • Mark said, on 19/12/2015 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks David. The angle is most important when working with shallow dof, for the appearance of deep/er dof.

  8. Blogvictims.com said, on 19/12/2015 at 1:22 am

    Beautiful pictures

    • Mark said, on 19/12/2015 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks Georgia. Blogvictims, that’s funny …

  9. Cate said, on 19/12/2015 at 12:49 am

    What beauty, Mark! I wish I were close enough to benefit from meeting you and learning more from you about macro. I so appreciate the mindfulness you bring to a form of life that the vast majority of humans ignore, and many actively revile. You remind us that attention engenders love; through your lens, it is easy to see and appreciate the intricate wonder of these creatures. A happy holiday season to you!

    • Mark said, on 19/12/2015 at 12:06 pm

      They are wonderful little things, and down at their level it’s another world. Can’t help thinking what might be on the menu though, survival instinct has a way of generating such thought.

      You could say attention equals love, though there be some strange ‘forms’ of it.

      Isn’t it always holiday season? When we don’t think otherwise … :-)

  10. macmsue said, on 18/12/2015 at 9:28 pm

    More terrific photos, the colours are gorgeous and I love the pose on No.4.

  11. Roz said, on 18/12/2015 at 6:25 pm

    Your site and photos are inspirational.
    I would love to take you up on this offer BUT I’m Sydney based. Next time I visit Brisbane maybe!

  12. Janice Marshall said, on 18/12/2015 at 5:23 pm

    More lovely pictures, so bright & colourful, very nice

  13. treesshrubs said, on 18/12/2015 at 1:15 pm

    wow! i wish i lived in brisbane….no not really but i would have loved to join you….. your pics are an inspiration and i do have a really soft spot for insects. theyre awesome!! :)) trees

    • Mark said, on 18/12/2015 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Therese. Our little cousins can be touching up close, and otherwise too, like the kids I suppose … :-)

  14. Lea Tran said, on 18/12/2015 at 10:42 am

    Amazing photos, Mark. If I lived in Australia, I would love to join in on your nature meetups, but I’m in Canada. I will however continue to enjoy the photographs you share on your blog. Thank you!

    • Mark said, on 18/12/2015 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Lea. Whenever you are coming this way then … :-)


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