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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.

Day 7: Bryophyte.

IMG_4785 This post concludes Macro Week #3. Next up are some more toy soldiers.

Here I was going for a minimalist, almost studio-like look. Similar set-up to shutterpresser.com/2014/07/19/day-4-thistle with a radial filter brightening the left side along with the moss, to form a gradient.

Day 5: Manly Flowers

IMG_4133Again no idea what flowers they are but the tree, which was pretty much next to the plant from the previous post, was covered in this blossom so couldn’t not take a photo.
This one is actually turned upside down since the blossoms were hanging down, it makes it look more interesting without looking unnatural. It was pretty hard to get the shot in focus because the branch was quite long and thin so the slightest wind would make it flail all over (tongue twister right there) the place.