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Day 3: Stalk Dead.

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Bit of a creepy title but it’s a bit of a creepy photo. Again, not a clue what plant this is but it looked cool so I clicked the button and made this.
The distortion is done by my favourite thing – foreground subject blur, where the thing is so close to the camera, the light from the actual subject can get around it and hit the sensor, albeit a little distorted and bent. Aperture needs to be open for this to work – F2.8 here.

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Day 4: Dog Rose.

IMG_4980I was surprised to learn that this is a type of rose. I guess this is a wild species and the flower-shop roses we see today used to look something like this, before they were bred to look… well, nicer.

Like in many of my macro shots, I like a blurry foreground as well as background. It gives some position to the subject.