Pine cone: detail

Something small….this is one of my efforts at getting proper use out of my macro lens (Nikon 105mm, if you’re interested) and it’s a detail from a photograph of a pine cone.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

The heart of a poppy in Monet’s Garden at Giverney. I hadn’t spotted the flying creatures until I zoomed in on the image

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Red Hot Poker

With an open topic from Cee for this week, I was naturally drawn to one of my favourite subjects, particularly as it’s not listed for the coming weeks.

This image is a detail from a photograph I took of a ‘Red Hot Poker’  (Kniphofia if you want to be properly botanical about it) that flowered last week.

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Not that I’m a gardener by any means (that is Madame’s domain; I just cut the grass and do some of the heavy lifting) but macro photography is one of my particular interests and flowers are an inexhaustible source of subject matter

Just so you can see where it’s come from, here is the original image. Fun with Lightroom did the rest.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Open Topic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Macro is a good way to discover texture. This is the stamen of a lily. Try not to get the pollen on your clothes: it’ll never come off.

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