Macro Moments: Week 6

With an open topic for this week’s Macro Moments Challenge, I’ve chosen this image of a dragonfly feasting on a stem of tiger grass by our pond. Note the delicacy of the lace structure of the wings; there’s also some wear and tear on a couple of the blue plates that cover the abdomen.

Dragonfly

Nikon D800, 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/250 at f8, ISO400. Cropped and adjusted in Lightroom.

Macro Moments: Week 6

Analogous Colours

The latest instalment in this thread calls for examples of analogous┬ácolours – in other words, ones that are adjacent on the colour wheel:

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The most common mnemonic to help with remembering the ‘proper’ sequence of colours in the spectrum is ‘ROYGBIV’: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Here are some images that put together good neighbours.

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Two examples here: a flower from Monet’s Garden in Giverny and a selection of flowering courgettes from the Rialto Market in Venice

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A bright blue dragonfly on a green leaf (from my garden pond)

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My grandson sitting at the top of a slide at his pirate-themed second birthday party

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Finally, this is an electronic display in The Mall of The Emirates in Dubai. The colours actually cycle through the whole spectrum

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Complimentary Colours

Dragonflies

The hot weather yesterday really brought out the dragonflies around our pond…