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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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Welcome back to another week of the Macro Monday Mixer. I’m excited to see what you have all been up to this week! Here’s a few from me:

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lava with shell from allthevs.com

funky berries

On to the link-up! 

Macro Monday Mixer link up at http://www.allthevs.com

The three most-clicked links from last week were:

Beautiful words and photos from Living From Happiness

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This amazing dragonfly shot from Jocelyn:

Then we have a four-way tie! These all received the same number of clicks:

Shiju Sugunan with his butterflies

Julie Jewels with her Everyday Life in Photos

Paper Seedlings with her Focus Friday

Displacedyinzer with her butterfly chrysalis

Thank you to everyone for linking up! Be sure to spread the word!

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I’ll be linking up with Creative MondaysShine the Divine, Macro Monday 2

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Vinny is a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Beagle mix. He is handsome as all get out. There is so much love behind those brown eyes. He has never met a person who wasn’t immediately a friend. This dog amazes me, because he is so loving, so eager to please, yet spent the first year of his life being abused. He has lasting damage from it, but he is not flawed, he is not broken; he is perfect just as he is. My other rescue, Vern, actually picked Vinny out at the Ruidoso Animal Shelter in NM back in July 2011. They were immediately inseparable.

Vinny eye

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Sue is a leopard gecko. Oh, and Sue is a boy. Aren’t those eyes just amazing?

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The tadpoles are still growing, and all of them have their back legs growing. This one is the oldest of the six (tadpoles are hard to photograph, for the record).

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tadpole side view

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This ant thought it belonged in my house. I had to disagree. I love insects, but not ants. Really very much not ants. That doesn’t stop me from using them for photography practice though.

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Now it’s time for the 2nd Macro Monday Mixer link up!

Macro Monday Mixer link up at http://www.allthevs.com

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.

Last week, Patricia shared this amazing flower photo, and Charlie Farlie shared her amazing flower photos. You should absolutely check out her blog!

Charlie Farlie Photography, shared at the Macro Monday Mixer at www.allthevs.com. Check out Charlie's blog at http://charliefarliephotos.blogspot.co.uk/

Link up will run from 5 pm Sunday PST to 5 pm Thursday PST. 

I’ll be linking up with I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2.

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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.

Green bottle fly captured by allthevs.com

This was hard to get, because the droplet started rolling off the leaf.

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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.

Close up of coral - allthevs.com

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?!

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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?

Unidentified purple bulbs sprouting, with water droplet. allthevs.com

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!

Tadpole macro - allthevs.com

Sluggy sluggy slug.

Slug on backyard porch - allthevs.com

Slug slime - allthevs.com

I’ll be linking to Creative Mondays, I Heart Macro, and Macro Monday 2. See my full list of blogs I link up at here.

Thanks for stopping by! Without further ado….

It’s time for the first Macro Monday Mixer link up!

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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. 

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