Posts tagged macros
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.
Since I went to such great strides yesterday to post a non-flower shot, here’s a… flower shot! I know, surprising, right? To all five of you who read this blog, that is.
This is a macro of a St. John’s Wort flower, shot near the hospital.
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 mushroom invaded my front yard, so I got my camera a bit messy by setting it in the wet dirt to get some photos. At one point I even started to dig with it, until I realized digging in the dirt with something which costs that much was probably not a good idea. I’m smart that way.
I had a few minutes yesterday to go out and take pictures, but it decided to rain most of the day so I didn’t get very far. So how about another shot of autumn leaves? Er, leaf. This one is a macro of some nifty water drops on the leaf, so that makes it totally different.
I noticed yesterday the St. John’s Wort ground cover along the edge of 10th Ave. were almost all gone for the year, so I stopped and took a few photos of one of the two I could find. As usual, I ended up going really macro on the shot instead of getting an overall photo of the flower. I’m talented like that. Anyway, the way the flower appears in this photo reminds me of a UFO, hence the title.
I’m just happy this is one of the few flowers I can actually name.
This little guy or gall was hanging out on a flower along Evergreen Ave. a few days ago. I have been told by people smarter than me this is a katydid, which is similar to a grasshopper or a cricket, from what I’ve gathered. It was a happy find.