Monday, May 21, 2012

Macro Monday - {Tampa Photographer}

Macro Monday is back.  I'm sorry to have missed posting last week as I did have these photos, but the time just got away from me.  

As I mentioned, I had these images last Monday because they came from the 21st Annual Mother's Day PowWow held at the Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City.   I've been to this park before and posted some images as well, so I thought instead of standard journalistic images from the celebration, I'd only shoot with my macro.   Now I've said this before, your macro lens is great for more than just close ups.  With the length (100mm) and an F2.8 ability, you can get a very narrow depth of field that is beautiful for slightly wider shots as well.  It's probably my favorite lens.   The images that follow are just a few of the sights from my day at the festival.

Colorful Dreamcatchers

Small broom

Beautiful jewelry


This was a very cool breastplate made from shell casings.

The feathers on this piece had an almost metallic sheen to them.

The inside of a horn.  

These leather straps have a variety of uses from drum making to clothing.

Anaconda skin purse.

Sweetgrass is used for smudging, prayer and more.  You can read about it here.

Sage is a very important part of Native American ceremonies.  Read more about it here.

Abalone Shell used to hold sage, sweet grass and other herbs for smudging.

There are many styles of Native American flutes, each with their own designs ranging from simple to elaborate. This flute is from Island Flutes.

I met Michael owner of the  FBI (Flat Broke Indian).  He was showing me the used "Washer/Dryer" he had for sale!  He was  so funny and I must say had some really cool things for sale at his booth!  


  1. Ohhh I love your shots today! Each shot is great!

  2. Oh I just love these. What neat shots! I especially love the second one!

  3. I love these! I love guessing what an item is in a macro image, had fun guessing these!

  4. I just absolutely love these macro Mondays and these are so fun and incredible. Love them all!

  5. How fun! Love macro photography!! Thank you for sharing!! :)