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.
Bet you didn’t know dragonflies had so much hair!
This guy had a couple of very small hitchhikers on him.
Let’s link up! Share your macro and close up photos from ANY platform.You can find me linking up with:
It was overcast most of this week, and for the first time since moving, I’m actually missing New Mexico weather. I guess I’m a little homesick. But the show, or in this case, the Macro Monday Mixer, must go on, so here’s my photos from the week. I took advantage of the one bit of sun we had to go capture some wildflowers. I can’t wait to see what you’ll link up!
The links with the most clicks last week were:
WILLKOMMEN BEI ZAUBERPALME
Living From Happiness
Congratulations to you three!
Now on to the link up. Add any photo, from any platform, so long as it is a macro or close-up. Please try to show some love to your fellow photographers by visiting their links and leaving a nice comment, or sharing their photo/post. You can follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.
I was worried that I wouldn’t have anything to share for Macro Monday, as it has rained quite a bit this week. Rain, in the Pacific Northwest?! You are just shocked by that, aren’t you?
There was a brief reprieve yesterday though, so I snapped what photos I could.
Green bottle fly. I know flies can certainly be disgusting at times, but you have to admit, they can be pretty at times, too.
This was hard to get, because the droplet started rolling off the leaf.
Close up of coral I found while vacationing at South Padre Island years ago. The one and only time I’ve been to a hot, sandy beach.
Talk about another hard shot to get – this spider is about 3 mm, and had her web strung up between the recycling can and the trash can. It was a breezy day, and the web kept moving. I think it is a Cross Orbweaver Spiderling – Araneus diadematus. I’ve brought her inside and set her up in a nice enclosure, so I’m hoping I’ll have luck raising her to see what she becomes. She likely won’t stay orange. I think orbweavers are amazing – spinning a new web every night. Can you imagine having to build your house every.single.day?!
I have no idea what these are. They started coming up in my front garden. Anyone know what they could be? I thought tulips at first, but aren’t tulip bulbs green?
My tadpoles are continuing to grow and are starting to resemble frogs. A few of them are even starting to grow their legs. I expect another week or two before they are ready to climb out of the water. So exciting!
It’s time for the first Macro Monday Mixer link up!
Open to anyone to link up to their new or old blog post, Instagram or Flickr photo, Tumblr photo, or even a photo on Facebook. Tips and tutorials for macro photography are also welcomed to be linked up!
I’ll feature the top three clicked links on next Monday’s link-up, plus I’ll be pinning your photos to my photography board on Pinterest. You can follow it here.
The only rules of this link up are:
No adult content
No links that take you directly to a sales page (i.e. an Etsy shop)
Photos must be close-ups or macros. No landscape, portrait, etc.
Please don’t link and run! Visit some of the other blogs – you never know what you will find!
I would LOVE if you would follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, or Facebook. Leave me a comment to let me know so that I can be sure to follow you back.
Link up will run from 5 pm Sunday PST to 5 pm Thursday PST.