Urban Jungle Bloggers: Botanical Zoom

17 March 2016 2

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In March we have decided to take another look at our plants – a closer look! We want to zoom in and discover the beauty under the surface – the unique patterns, textures, colours of our plants, those tiny little hair, the fine creases on the leaves and more. March is the month of the ‘Botanical Zoom’ – a close-up look of our green roomies.

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As usual I was pretty late with my post – I actually took the pictures just yesterday, last minute again. When I started taking the pictures I quickly got to the point of frustration as I do not have a macro lens for my DSLR camera. Hence real close-ups are not really possible. I tried it with my iPhone 6S afterwards and realized that I can take better zooms with my smartphone. And then the idea was born – I will zoom in with my smartphone and take the picture of me zooming in with my DSLR camera. Voilà, a somewhat different botanical zoom!

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urbanjunglebloggers, botanical zoom, plants, houseplants, indoor plants, Urban Jungle Bloggers

urbanjunglebloggers, botanical zoom, plants, houseplants, indoor plants, Urban Jungle Bloggers

I zoomed into some of my favorite houseplants: I had a closer look at the hairy edges of my Tradescantia pallida, I had a detailed look at some of my cacti and succulents, I peeked at my Pilea peperomioides, my Sansevieria and at my Oxalis triangularis. I checked up on my Tillandsia as well as on the Pothos. And every plant has beautiful and unique details – the botanical zoom has taught me that sometimes it’s well worth having a second look at our plants. Because every plant is special – just like we humans.

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urbanjunglebloggers, botanical zoom, plants, houseplants, indoor plants, Urban Jungle Bloggers

urbanjunglebloggers, botanical zoom, plants, houseplants, indoor plants, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website Facebook page and Instagram account. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply PTAK 17 March 2016 at 10:30

    Nice idea, and great result. It’s fun to see the plants through different angles 🙂

    • Reply Igor 17 March 2016 at 10:35

      Thank you!! And your post is very artsy! Just shared it on Urban Jungle Bloggers!

  • Reply Yvonne 17 March 2016 at 12:51

    Beautiful! I love how you turned a ‘problem’ into a very creative solution. And what is that cactus even? XD Good luck with the book, very much looking forward to it. xx

    • Reply Igor 17 March 2016 at 15:18

      Thank you Yvonne! It’s the only approach that works in life, right? There are no problems. You just have to find another way to get to where you want to:-) And thank you – we can’t wait to get it published in September, but still a good way to go!

  • Reply Maggy 17 March 2016 at 15:31

    Cool idea to take a photo of the photo! That gives a very special look on your plants and makes the photos very interesting!

    • Reply Igor 17 March 2016 at 16:14

      Thank you Maggy:-)

  • Reply Veronika 17 March 2016 at 18:00

    Great idea

    • Reply Igor 18 March 2016 at 08:32

      Thanks Veronika!

  • Reply Babette | StudioBabsie 17 March 2016 at 20:24

    Nice pictures! And great idea to take a photo of your iphone, nice!

    • Reply Igor 18 March 2016 at 08:32

      Thanks Babette! I had to find another solution as my camera lens was not really working for close-up:-)

  • Reply Vin 17 March 2016 at 23:14

    This is such a creative idea! and lovely pictures!

    • Reply Igor 18 March 2016 at 08:31

      Thank you Vin!

  • Reply Winnie Helmes-Ham 17 March 2016 at 23:34

    Wauw! What a great pictures! Spectacular idea to make your zoom pictures with your iPhone, I love it!

    • Reply Igor 18 March 2016 at 08:31

      Thank you Winnie! Well when you realize your camera lens does not bring the desired results, you have to get creative LOL.

  • Reply Sammy 18 March 2016 at 17:07

    This is such a fun and creative idea! Beautiful pictures and message 🙂

    • Reply Igor 18 March 2016 at 21:40

      Thank you Sammy! And thanks for joining in too!

  • Reply Judith 19 March 2016 at 00:05

    Where would you be without your phone 😉 Love the beautiful details and creative solution! Let’s zoom some more in the coming days! Focus focus focus hahaha!

  • Reply tina @ Colourliving 19 March 2016 at 16:42

    Ha. Brilliant solution. You know I first took photos with my DSLR camera but also couldn’t get close so reverted to the iPhone….

    Love it!

  • Reply regardsetmaisons 19 March 2016 at 18:32

    ton idée de prise de vue est géniale ! bravo

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha Casa 20 March 2016 at 10:07

    What an inspired idea – and the resulting pictures are beautiful! I once wrote an article about how design constraints can make us more creative. Your post here is a perfect example of that 🙂

  • Reply rekobo 27 March 2016 at 13:45

    génial ! j’adore +++ ! trés belles photos, merci Igor 😉

    • Reply Igor 27 March 2016 at 14:44

      Merci beaucoup:-)

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