Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #77: Favorite Photos of 2019

I had a really hard time deciding what to add to this post.  I love taking photos and had fun on our roadtrip back in May, along the California coast, Highway 1.  Then I got a macro lens and discovered how fun it is to look more closely at all of the beauty around us.

Below are my contributions for this Challenge #77

Thank you for taking a look, I hope you enjoy!

The beach is my favorite place!    (Sandals Resort, Nassau, Bahamas)
I love this photo, taken off the little pier on the beach, at Sandals Resort, Nassau, Bahamas.
IMG_8012 (2)
I discovered macro photography this year.  One of my favorite pics taken with my new lens.
A flower garden filled with butterflies at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
I loved this black and white bee that I discovered on a morning walk.
The Lone Cypress near the Pebble Beach Golf Course, 17 Mile Drive.
I love beach sunsets.  This one taken at Siesta Beach, Florida.



I loved taking these hummingbird photos.  These are taken outside my parent’s home.



Experimenting with my flower pot flowers and water drops.  (Edited in Lightroom)
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

IMG_2647 (3)

My first accidental photo of a jumping spider.  I have been able to capture a few more since that time.  A spider never looked so cute 😊

Flowers along the California coast.
Silhouette against the desert early morning sunrise.
Big Sur, California Coast, Highway 1


“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot


23 Comments Add yours

  1. JohnRH says:

    Beaches, bees, butterflies, bridges, hummingbirds, and jumping spiders. What’s not to like? Well done. Best wishes for 2020.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you Thank you Thank you! 😊 And same to you for 2020!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Suzy Shipman says:

    Loving your macro shots πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, thank you so much!! 😊


  3. Leya says:

    A lovely gallery with excellent insect photos! I am not a spider person, but your macro almost made me love the little guy! All the best for the new year!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! And thank you for appreciating the cuteness of the little jumping spider! 😊


    1. Thank you Nora! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Amy says:

    A fabulous set of images! Especially love these bee, spider, and butterfly captures. πŸ’– Best wishes for 2020!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Thank you!


  5. Naomi says:

    You have a year of wonderful photos! Looking forward to another great year of your photography.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! 😊


  6. pattimoed says:

    I agree with John. What’s not to like? These photos are fabulous. I never thought I’d say a spider was “cute”, but you proved me wrong! Thanks for joining us, Lisa. All the best in 2020.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! I followed one of those little spiders around on my kitchen floor and actually got a decent photo of him! But that was hard on my knees! πŸ•· 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. pattimoed says:

        A great result, though!

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Shelley says:

    Okay, count me in, when’s the next trip to the beach and when is the next trip outside to play with your macro lens camera?! I can see why you had a hard time choosing favorites. Lovely selection indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Happy beach thoughts… πŸŒ΄β›±πŸ’¦

      Liked by 1 person

  8. LisaDay says:

    These are amazing. And I agree. A spider never looked so cute.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Lisa! πŸ•·πŸ˜Š

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Cherryl says:

    Those beach photos are really helping right now πŸ”†


    1. Oh, thank you Cherryl! I may need to pull them back up again since I don’t know when I will get to go back 😒

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Cherryl says:

        That’s the great thing about phots and blogs – you can ‘sort of go’ back anytime!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ–

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s