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Macro Monday Mixer #10 – Dragonfly

Welcome back to another Macro Monday Mixer! How is everyone?  My husband was called out by the National Guard to help with the wildfires in Central Washington, so I have at least the next two weeks to myself. I’m torn between “Woo-hoo! Turn up the music and dance!” and “Ugh, this is going to be a long and lonely two weeks.” Right now I’m straddling the middle by loudly listening to a Medina album while editing photos. I hope to get more Hawaii trip planning done (still can’t believe I’m going) and actually venture beyond my backyard for photos, creaky joints permitting.

In photography news, I found this Paddle-tailed darner on the sidewalk earlier this week. He was sadly on his way out of this world, so I scooped him up and brought him home to photograph before humanely euthanizing him. I’d like to try my hand at pinning him.

Clicking on the photos will take you to my Flickr account where you can view them full-sized.

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This guy had a couple of very small hitchhikers on him.
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Macro Monday Mixer #9

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After a break, I am back with another Macro Monday Mixer. I’ve missed this part of the week, so I’m excited to be participating again and see what everyone has captured through their lens! As for me….

This little Goldenrod Crab Spider seemed to think she was at a rave. Dance, spider, dance!
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Have you noticed how much light plays a key role in the emotional reaction to your photos? Take the difference between these two. The brighter photo can be less menacing to people who dislike spiders than the darker one, although I prefer the darker one aesthetically.
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A coiled fern leaf in the morning light. I love this photo for it’s color, vibrancy, and serenity. I’m needing all the serenity I can get right now.

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I was photographing in front of a gray wall for most of the photos I’m sharing this week, which lends to a darker look that I’m liking right now.

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Vinny looks morose here, but he’s only upset because I woke him from a nap and didn’t pet him.
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Macro Monday Mixer

As always, link up any macro or close-up photo from any platform. If you need help linking up from Instagram, click here.

Due to time and other factors, I will no longer be featuring photos each week. I hope this doesn’t deter anyone from linking up. I will continue to pin the linked-up photos to my Pinterest board.

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I’ve been working quite a bit, and I reinjured my foot, so I don’t have too many photos to share for this week’s Macro Monday Mixer.

Remember my tadpoles? Well here’s two of them – all grown up! Well, sort of. They’re about the size of a dime.

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A spider mite on wildflowers that I picked.

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Enough from me though – let’s see those macros and close-ups! Remember that you can share from ANY platform – Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, blogs, etc. Link up will be open until Wednesday at 5 pm CST.

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As usual, I’ll be sharing at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro. Also at Creative Mondays.

By the way, are you following the Macro Monday Mixer board on Pinterest? I try to pin all the photos shared here to it. If you’d like to contribute to the board, simply do this:

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      • Send me an email and request to be added to the group board: stephanieallthevs @ gmail.com
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Macro Monday Mixer #7

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We’ve had to skip out on our family outings we had planned this weekend due to a hedgehog with pneumonia. He’s upstairs resting in our bedroom, but my husband was up all night with him and I didn’t sleep much either. He is very sick, but showed improvement after an antibiotic shot and oxygen therapy at the vet. I am so thankful we found a local vet who is knowledgeable of exotic animals and their care. He’s not out of the woods yet, but he’s eating mealworms, which is a good sign, but poor Mr. Hogles is trying to survive on about 20% lung function right now.

Here he is last week after a bath. Doesn’t he have just the cutest little face?

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Just a couple of photos from me this week. A spider mite on one of the ferns in the backyard.

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On to happier news, we have last week’s most-clicked photos.

Most clicked in last week’s link up goes to… Kevin at Filmmaking Naturally for his dragonfly! Congrats, Kevin!

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Second most-clicked is another dragonfly, this time from Gentle Joy Homemaking! She always shares such great photos. I truly enjoy reading her blog.

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Third most-clicked goes to Christa from Cedarmere Farm with her gorgeous peonie. Just look at that detail!

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Alright! Let’s see those macros and close-ups! Remember that you can share from ANY platform – Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, blogs, etc. Link up will be open until Wednesday at 5 pm CST.

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Come see the beautiful photos at the Macro Monday Mixer, and while you're there, share your own! Click To Tweet

As usual, I’ll be sharing at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro. Also at Creative Mondays.

By the way, are you following the Macro Monday Mixer board on Pinterest? I try to pin all the photos shared here to it. If you’d like to contribute to the board, simply do this:

    • Follow the Macro Monday Mixer board on Pinterest
    • Send me an email and request to be added to the group board: stephanieallthevs @ gmail.com

Follow All The V’s’s board MACRO MONDAY MIXER on Pinterest.

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