Nature’s Patterns #1

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This week’s assignment is to use a pattern as a background for a more substantial subject. Hopefully I have managed that with this macro. The bright red of the petals should not overtake the photo. They should instead, first catch the viewer’s attention, and then lead the eye inwards to the main (more substantial) photographic subject of the black and yellow center of the flower.

Posted for Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #8: February’s Theme/ Technique – Being Creative with Patterns.

A Bird Feeder and a Bird

Hummingbirds’ outrageously long beaks seem just ridiculous to us. They don’t seem that way to the hummingbird, of course. It would be interesting to go back 10 million years to see what plants necessitated such a long beak in order for the birds to access the nectar. This little fellow hangs out on my balcony frequently. As long as I keep the sugar water in the feeder, of course!

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W/P Challenge: Bird Feeders.