Macro Monday – Hydrangea


Back in 2020, we had a holiday booked for April which got cancelled due to lockdown. We also had another holiday booked for July 2020 and was expecting this one to be cancelled. However, good old Boris started to unlock things and one of the things he unlocked was the tourist industry from the 4th July. And guess what our holiday started on the 4th of July 2020. Who we booked with told us that our holiday will not be cancelled so off we headed on holiday.

One of the places we did manage to visit was Hartland Abbey in Devon. Set in countryside this beautiful place had a stream, house (which was shut) and plenty of hydrangea bushes.

So, for Macro Monday, here is one of the hydrangea flowers I photographed that day.

A photograph of a blue hydrangea photographed at Hartland Abbey in Devon,

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/5.0
ISO: 800
Focal Distance: 35 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
Photograph Date: 05.07.2020
Location: Hartland Abbey in Devon
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic


The only regret I have is, that I didn’t use my 60mm Macro Lens. I had previously tried it and didn’t like it at first, it was heavy, you had to photograph an object by moving your body in order to focus on an object, there was no zoom on the lens, etc etc.

But this year after making myself use it for flower shots, I am now a firm lover of my Macro Lens. 😀 😀 All those little niggles have gone, and it is now my go-to lens for floral images.

3 responses to “Macro Monday – Hydrangea”

  1. Gorgeous Hydrangea! My favourite flowers!

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    1. Thank you… One of my favourites too xx

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