Seedhead in the rain

Seedhead in the rain

I love the way that the raindrops have clung to the dandelion seeds. This one is much better in black and white.

Taken at: Branton Lake, Northumberland.

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Lichen macro #1

Lichen macro #1

I was intrigued by this maritime lichen. So, I went back to the harbour and found the same crop of it – with a view to doing some macro shots. Up close, it’s completely fascinating. I’m sure that I looked very weird to passers-by as I knelt  beside a decaying post peering intently at the lichen. A price worth paying as far as I’m concerned.

Taken at Irvine harbour, Scotland.

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Ice crystals

Ice crystals

Over the past week we’ve had a wee blast of winter. Not as bad as some places across the UK. In fact, most of the time we’ve had delightful crisp days with clear blue skies (I’m a fan!).

The frost created some interesting crystal formations (you’ll see a few of them in the days ahead). This one is clustered around the tip of a branch on our acer tree.

Taken in our garden, Perth, Scotland

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Gold

Gold

This week’s FlickrFriday challenge is ‘Gold”.

I had several ideas for this theme. And took quite a lot of pictures, which have been disregarded. These ideas may re-surface for future challenges.

In the end, I decided to do some macro photography – of the hallmark inside my wedding ring. In case you’re confused by what you see, my wedding ring has a scalloped edge, and I chose to place it on a black, reflective surface.

Focusing was tricky, but also a good lesson in patience.

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