Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Macro…Unexpected visitors

Posted: July 14, 2014 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge
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One of the fascinating things about macro photography, the theme for this week’s Phoneography Challenge,  is the discovery of the unexpected in the photo.  Sometimes I notice it when focusing my phone, but often I don’t see it until later, when my photos have transferred to my iPad and are larger.  The unexpected in the case of flowers is generally a bug of some sort and even though bugs tend to…well…bug off if I get too close, they often end up as major features of the photo.  Here are some unexpected visitors I encountered recently on my walks through the park and around the small lake near our house.

Today I’m taking a break from all things French, but we plan to be on the route of today’s stage of the Tour de France, hopefully at the finish line area.  Perhaps you’ll spot us on TV if you’re a fan.  Back tomorrow with more from France.


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  1. These are great Janet, and I like your quirky humour with the ‘bug off’ comment too LOL. The purple is my fave, do you know what it is? 🙂

  2. Nicely captured surprises revealed by the close-ups. All nature images are full of such tiny gems. Yours brought a smile. Happy Photo Challenge.

  3. Angeline M says:

    Great photos, Janet. I think I like the second one best, with its textures and color and shape. Is that a cone flower?

  4. I’ve been watching soccer for 2 weeks; now it’s time for baseball. I usually watch the end tot the Tour de France…I look for you 😀
    Great buggy picts typical of this time of year.The clarity of the yellow jacket on violet flower is a stand out for me.
    Happy Monday

  5. I love these “surprise” photos, Janet! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I think there’s something about the first one that really drew my attention. Even though the little bugger is probably destroying the plant by eating the leaves!

    • Linda, I’m glad you liked them. These little guys probably all serve a purpose but other than bees, who always knows what the purposes are? Fun to speculate, though.


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