Macro Mondays: Shadow

I haven’t participated in Flickr’s Macro Mondays in ages. I thought it would be an easy way to pick up my camera and give myself a weekly project. Having something else upon which to focus is good for me to get my mind off the pandemic. This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Shadow.” From this week’s instructions (via Moderator Carolyn Z):

I recently came across a lovely quote, which inspired the choice for the next MM theme. “Capture a shadow, dance with the wind, stand in a rainbow, begin at the end.” This week, we will be capturing shadows!

Your photo must include a shadow – with or without the object that casts it. Be sure to respect the 75mm/3 inch size rule. We are looking for shadows, not reflections. A shadow is the absence of light, a reflection is just that, the reflection of light. So a shadow comes from blocking a light source, a reflection comes from the bouncing of light of one source and on to another.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/macromonday/discuss/72157713788717367/

See-Through Shadow

I have a small, delicate, silver-leaf necklace that I used as my subject for this week’s theme. I love the silvery bokeh in the upper left corner and how see-through the shadow is.

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/400 | ISO 200

Shed Shell

Before I settled on my necklace, I went searching for critters outside. I found an abandoned cicada shell and poised it just off my outside table. This insect looks downright prehistoric!

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/400 | ISO 200

King of the World

I also found a baby walking stick clinging to the side of my house. I gently moved him to a stick and asked him if I could photograph him (I always ask my creatures if I can shoot them and do so with respect). He climbed to the end of the stick and outstretched his front arms. It reminded me of Leonardo DiCaprio in Titantic… I’m king of the world!

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/400 | ISO 200

Thanks for looking!

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