I decided to go outside yesterday to see if I could capture some frost with my camera, because capturing it with my hands would be a bit pointless (it melts, you see). The above image is a crop of a larger macro shot I took of some frost on blades of grass. I was surprised at how much detail I caught, since it was handheld and I was wobbling as I knelt down to take the photo. Click on the photo to see it larger.
I recently bought an inexpensive ring light/flash for my camera to use in macro photography, so I tried it out a couple of days ago on this spiderweb. The ring of light created an interesting pattern in the reflections on the water droplets (click on the image to see it larger)… reminds me of eyes.
* Note: I didn’t actually count the number of drops, but if you’re feeling adventures, please feel free.
This raindrop-filled spider web was hanging from the railing on the south end of 4th Ave., near a big red barn. That barn and its reflection in the water below the railing is refracted in the water drops.
I would claim I did all that on purpose, but the truth is I stuck my camera with its macro lens attached down below the web so it was up against the railing for support, and took several shots from different angles and hoped for the best. It worked.
This cinnabar caterpillar was hanging out on a railing on the south end of 4th Ave. the other day. I posted a photo of some of these last year and jokingly called it ‘infestation.’ I was quickly schooled in how helpful these caterpillars are, as they are used by farmers to eat tansy ragwort, which is poisonous to cattle and horses.
So, no more jokes from me about these caterpillars. Except to say the name ‘cinnabar’ makes me think of ‘cinnamon,’ which makes me hungry for cinnamon toast.
This little blue marble was sitting on some fill dirt at Lone Oak Cemetery a couple of days ago, right next to the fall crocus from yesterday’s post. That dark blob reflected in the middle of the marble is me.