Do you have a moment please
To give this bear just one small squeeze?
'Cos teddy bears need hugs to live…
So don’t you have just one to give?
Ashley has been experimenting with a more intimate portraiture of my bears . Sometimes I do think that elements of their characters can be missed when seeing "the bigger picture" - and it is really important to me that my little creations , although very small ,are still full of communicative expression . I love it when they are mistaken for much bigger bears !
Well ; it's a bit of a grand and wordy way of introducing some close-up photos ! :0)
These were taken in natural light , with a hand held 50mm 1.8 standard Nikon lens with a 21mm extension tube.
So there you go ...
I think this style would make some great cards , or even calendars eventually - they look sort of pensive and arty don't they ?
Top to bottom the girls are : Tara -( adopted) , Martha and Ella .
T.T.F.N Ruth xx