ali_staite ali_staite

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Alison Staite  Photography / Visual Arts. Mainly Macro Flowers & Nature. πŸŒ·πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ No F4F Other Images - new account @alison.staite 🌿 Website:

Magnolia Dreams
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Thanks everso much for all the likes and comments on my last post. Completely took me by surprize. I do try and reply to comments I get, but apologies to you if I am slow or miss some. They are genuinely very much appreciated. .
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#magnolia #raw_flowers #flora_addict #tv_flowers #blooming_petals #my_daily_flower #allthingsofbeauty_ #9vaga9 #fleur_noblesse #captures_flowers #ig_flowers #_international_flowers_ #bns_flowers #flowersandmacro #loves_garden #petal_perfection #quintaflower #rainbow_petals #7flowers_1day #fav_flowers #pretty_shotz #magical_beauties #floral_secrets #superb_flowers #splendid_flowers #ip_blossoms

Spring Parade
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I had a bit of a muse last week about closing this account and the vagaries of the algorithm. I thought some of you would find it funny to know, that that post was seen by far more people than my normal posts, plus I gained quite a few new followers. My next post was back to a low reach, and only a few new followers found me. πŸ€” There's a moral in there somewhere..... Hehe. Seems like, have a rant about the algorithm and you are rewarded by it?! LOL, go figure that one out. It is kind of funny! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
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#allthingsofbeauty_ #tv_allnature #myheartinshots #heart_imprint #tv_flowers #kewgardens #springcolors #allkindsofnature #na_natures_art #whywelovenature #naturehippys_ #springcolours #quietplace #zonephotographer #quest_4_magic #magical_beauties #pretty_shotz #inspiring_shot #nature_photo

So much blossom.
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Thanks so much for all the feedback on my last post. There was a lot of valuable words. I haven't had chance to reply to them all yet, but really did appreciate your views. Have decided to continue here and try and sit out the inconsistency within the algorithm. Aside from anything else I enjoy following the people I do, and I realized if I did close this account, it would actually be hard to find them all again. I hadn't really thought about that aspect before. πŸ™„ Anyway here's some more blossom. It's all being trashed very quickly by the wind we have at present. I hope it's a bit less wild wherever you are. .
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#blossoms #springisintheair #tv_flowers #macro_brilliance #flora_addict #raw_flowers #9vaga9 #macro_nature_spirit #gardenflowers #flowerphotographer #flowerphotography #allthingsofbeauty_ #tv_allnature #allkindsofnature

When the fun stops, stop.
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I keep wondering whether I should close this account. So few people see my posts ( rarely more than 12%) of my follower total. I started a new account recently @alison.staite and the proportion of likes on a post to my follower count is around 60%. On this account it's only 7% or so. It's confusing. I am constantly second guessing myself, wondering if I am posting bad photos or if it's the algorithm. The differential in engagement between the two accounts is totally non sensical. Why does Instagram do this? I think it's important as an individual to recognise when social media is not a mentally healthy place. When it starts messing with your head, it's time to take a step back. I'm going to step away from this account for a while. I'd like to thank those of you who have been so supportive. I have met some really nice people. I am going to continue with my new account, it is much less stressful, partly because I am posting a bigger range of subjects and it's actually more 'me' than just flowers. I am sure I'll be back here on this account at some point. In the meantime have a lovely Spring and thanks again. .
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#tv_flowers #macro_brilliance #flora_addict #raw_flowers #allthingsofbeauty_ #thedreaminglens #allkindsofnature #naturehippys_ #fav_flowers_ #macro_nature_spirit #thehub_macro #zonephotographer #charming_nature_

Bokeh ilicious
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This was caused by light bouncing off cars going by the tree. One of those occasional unique moments. I'd never be able to replicate it exactly, again even if I stood there for hours. .
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#bokeh #bokehphotography #bokehlicious #bokehphotofan #bokeh_kings #bokeh_bliss #bokeh_and_blur #flowersandmacro #macro_brilliance #bokehkillers #pearlsofbokeh #bokeh_addicts #zonephotographer #the_gallery_of_magic #fiftyshades_of_nature_

The Old Bottle
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I posted one using this bottle a few days ago, it's my current favourite colour. So apologies if it's a bit samey. πŸ™„πŸ˜ I just love playing around with different texture overlays. They are quite addictive as you never know exactly how it will look. (Not Mextures btw. My iPad is too old for the current version. Clearly I neeeeed a new iPad! πŸ€”πŸ™ˆ)
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#artistry_flair #thedreaminglens #tv_stilllife #curated_nature #petalsandprops #flowersmakemehappy #stilllife #tv_fadingbeauty #mellow_mosaic #stilllife_perfection #9vaga_stillife9 #fa_fadeaway #gobeyondthe_capture #allthingsofbeauty_ #pretty_shotz

Anemone Blanda
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Like a lot of people I have a bit of a love / hate feeling towards Instagram. It's not so much the platform itself but some of the people who use it. So much fakery. The fake comments. The people who use bots to gain followers. (Like running a marathon, taking a short cut and still collecting a medal). Unscrupulous and unfair on the rest of us, as it causes so much distrust and cynicism. When I get a new follow or comment now, the first thing I'm forced to wonder is, is this real? So much is not and that's pretty sad. ~~
Then occasionally you get a comment from a stranger you've never met, who takes time to say your images make him smile and he looks forward to seeing them. You check him out and realize here's a genuine diamond in amoungst all the rubble and it makes it all worth while. Thanks so much to those who are genuine, you know who you are 😘
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#anemone #macro_brilliance #tv_flowers #allthingsofbeauty_ #flora_addict #raw_flowers #flowersmakemehappy #flowercloseup #flowerphotographer #pretty_shotz #macro_nature_spirit #fav_flowers_

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