Macro Mondays: Pick Two

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Pick Two.” From this week’s instructions (from Janet Towbin):

For this week’s Macro Monday theme I wanted to try something a little different—a bit of a game, you might say, and I hope you will have fun playing along. It is called “Pick Two” and the rules are quite simple. I have created two lists of words, “List A” and a “List B” and placed 5 words in each list. For this week’s theme you will select one word from List A and one word from List B and then take a macro image illustrating the combination of your two chosen words. 

List A
1. Iridescent
2. Fuzzy
3. Twisted
4. Damaged
5. Speckled

List B
1. Glass
2. Toy
3. Candy
4. Plant
5. Abstract

For example, you might decide to choose the word combinations Speckled Glass, Fuzzy Toy, or Twisted Plant as your subject matter for this week’s submission. In that case your subject matter will be a piece of “speckled glass” or a “fuzzy toy” or a “twisted plant”. The intent of this theme is to have the descriptive word you select from List A apply to the physical properties of the noun you select from List B. That means an actual “fuzzy toy”–not a smooth, plastic toy placed on a fuzzy fabric background. And please, whichever two words you choose, tell us what they are in your photo’s description–the moderators cannot be expected to guess what you have selected.

Fuzzy Plant

What a fun Macro Mondays challenge! We had to take an adjective from List A (Iridescent, Fuzzy, Twisted, Damaged, or Speckled) and combine it with with a noun from List B (Glass, Toy, Candy, Plant, or Abstract). I hadn’t been out exploring in my backyard in quite a long time, so I went searching. My mom planted what she calls a “fairy garden” in a copse of trees. Carpeting the ground were these extremely fuzzy and very soft plants called Lamb’s Ears. It’s a small plant, low to the ground, and the leaves are about 2.5 inches in length. The leaves really do feel like fur! It’s amazing the treasure you can find when you stop to notice the details in your own backyard.

New Braunfels nature macro photographer
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/320 | ISO 200

I also got another angle which really showed off the fuzz, but I liked the composition of the other image better.

New Braunfels nature macro photographer
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/13 | 1/320 | ISO 200

Thanks for looking! What can you find in your backyard?

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