On the Hunt for Joy: Create abundance out of ordinary things.

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 12 – Create abundance out of ordinary things.

 

Create abundance out of ordinary things

An abundance of hex head screws. The thread on these screws is a common one found in various items around the home. The thread is almost identical to the thread found on the bottom of many cameras for attaching them to a tripod. All these screws are stainless steel, I use them on various camera mounts and brackets. The blue tint in the photo comes from them being in a translucent blue plastic container. The gold comes from me using a gold reflector to bounce some of the light back into the container.

 

Create abundance out of ordinary things

An abundance of hex keys and a couple of drivers. Pretty much every time I buy a camera or lens quick release plate it comes with at least one hex key, sometimes two if the plate has removable safety stops. As a result I have quite a collection of hex keys, these are just the ones kept in the container with the screws in. I very rarely use any of them preferring either of the two drivers in the photo.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What is it?

Having been digitising my slide archives this winter I had a few photos suitable for the challenge.

In the 1980s BBC Wildlife magazine used to hold a monthly photo competition. Each month they would publish a photo of a mystery nature subject and the first person drawn from the entries to correctly identify the species would win a years subscription to the magazine.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? No one correctly identified this photo so the magazine didn’t have to give away a subscription that month. The answer is below.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? This is the inspiration for Velcro, or hook and loop fastener as it is more correctly known according to the company that makes Velcro. These are the burrs, or hooks, on a Lesser Burdock seed head. The burrs/hooks are what cause the seed heads to attach themselves to clothing and animal hair.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

The first photo is a close-up of the clumps of hair on the body of a Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar. Possibly the caterpillar in this photo although the captions on the slide mounts don’t include a date so I can’t be sure.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

The Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro prompt was rather well timed. I have spent part of the winter digitising my slide archives that include hundreds of macro images.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A Ruby-tailed Wasp. Given that the ruby red tail is usually covered by the wings a more appropriate name would be an Emerald-bodied Wasp.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Fly Agaric fungi cap detail.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A portrait of a Common Quaker Moth.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Spines on a Teasel seed head in the autumn.

 

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

When I read the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected prompt I had several ideas for a post. On Friday evening I was selecting photos for the idea I was going with.

Luckily I hadn’t started editing those photos because on Saturday morning I changed my plans for this post. Then, when the first photo l picked for the new version was square I decided that all the photos should be square.

A selection of photos of unexpected art in nature.

 

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

Waves and ripples at sunrise.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as ArtThe center of a Coneflower.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected

Clouds at sunrise.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected

Foxtail Barley detail.

 

CFFC: Glasses, Cups or Saucers

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups or Saucers.

Having been on a bit of a table top photography kick recently this was a good challenge for more messing around with unusual viewpoints and adapted lenses.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups or Saucers

A nearly empty cup of coffee illuminated from below due to it sitting on my light table.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups or Saucers

I thought the pattern of rings on this drinking glass was interesting.