Monthly Squares

Twenty Six Of A Kind

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Twenty six eggs of a Large White Butterfly on a Nasturtium leaf in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

October Squares: Of A Kind
Monthly Squares

Rows Of A Kind #2

In this case rows of diamonds.

Diamond knurling on a blue anodized aluminum (aluminium) flashlight (torch). The complexities of English English and Canadian English.

This is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Rows Of A Kind #2
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Everyday Objects

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111: Everyday Objects.

I had a couple of ideas for this challenge, one of which stood out. Then when I started picking photos for this post I changed my plan completely.

Some unusual perspectives on everyday objects taken in the last six months.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Comfort Food
Colourful sprinkles on a glazed donut.
One Word Sunday: Fraction
Close up of a Pine cone using a cheap (and nasty) 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour
Blue anodized aluminium of the knurled section of a small torch (flashlight).
Wordless Wednesday: 19th August 2020
A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens.

One Word Sunday


This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Fruit.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

Detail of a Raspberry.


Photo Challenges

Friendly Friday: Close Examination

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Close Examination.


Weekly Prompts: What is it?

Hooks on a Lesser Burdock seed head. Where the inventor of Velcro got the idea.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Detail of the cap of a Fly Agaric fungi. The classic red Toadstool so popular with the illustrators of children’s books.

Macro Monday

All the eggs have hatched

I meant to post this Macro Monday last week but forgot. It’s a follow-up to my Macro Monday post two weeks ago.

These are the recently hatched caterpillars of a Large White Butterfly. All the eggs have now hatched and most of the egg shells have been eaten by the caterpillars. They eat the egg shells because they contain plenty of nutrients, then they start eating the Nasturtium leaf the eggs were laid on.


Macro Monday: All the eggs have hatched


Monthly Squares

Cactus or Sea Urchins?

Or something else entirely?

This is my day 18 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

These are actually hair clumps on a Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar.


July Squares: Cactus or Sea Urchins?