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Sometimes the composition is more interesting than the subject.

What makes us push the shutter? It isn’t always the subject that interests us.

I took this macro shot of a snail shell in an autumn leaf in my garden. The draw for me is purely the combination of shapes and colours. It really appeals to me.

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Macro Series: Photo 4

The other day I was at home with the boys. They played in the front yard in the afternoon. While they did I took a few photos using my iPhone and a cheap macro attachment. This series are the photos I took.

The spike of the aloe vera is orange! I am not sure if it is always that colour? Perhaps it was a reaction to me pulling a leaf off to use for sunburn?
The spike of the aloe vera is orange! I am not sure if it is always that colour? Perhaps it was a reaction to me pulling a leaf off to use for sunburn?

October Photo Challenge: 17. fruit

This is a very small pear. At least it is well on its way to becoming one.

These are our espelier fruit trees in our garden. We don’t have room to let them go, but I like them this way. Once their limbs have grown they will become works of art no matter the season.

If our apple blossom is anything to go by we should have some good apples this year…only we aren’t likely to. They are so young that most of the fruit will fall as the tree is unable to support them yet. Looking forward to the future harvest!

Macro Month: Day 30

Here is the final macro shot for September! It is part of the leaf of a fern. You know the ones with the brown dots on the underside of the leaves? Up close they look like little piles of sand!

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The final day! To be honest, this time of year is flat out for me. My boys have their third and first birthdays this week and then of course the festive season starts. I actually haven’t had time to think of a challenge for October so I thought I would do a cheat and another that wasn’t daily.

I will cheat by doing one of the given lists that go around. That way I don’t have to think of the prompts myself and it might be interesting to see how I go about it differently from my first month in May. I can’t give you the list yet because I haven’t found one! I’ll post it when I get to the computer.

I will also experiment with making images spooky in honour of Halloween month. Not sure how it will work yet, but I will try to spookify things.

Anyway I have to get some sleep I am having a double birthday party tomorrow!

Macro Month: Day 25

These beautifully colourful flowers are Gazanias. They are native to Southern Africa, but grow like weeds on the sides of the roads in country South Australia. I must say that if we must have weeds, I am glad they are so colourful. They make the roadsides beautiful! I got a bit carried away with photographs and I couldn’t pick just one (or two, or three) so here are a lot of photos of Gazanias!