Sunday is macro day. I have always loved taking photos up close and am always amazed to see the surprises that happen when the camera captures details not seen by my eyes alone.
This photo of a Rainbow Lorikeet is an example of that. I had inadvertently left the macro setting on my little point and shoot camera when taking this photo. The bird allowed me to approach quite closely although it was wary as you can see.
I love the detail in the feathers that was a result of taking the picture on the macro setting.
I love the striations on the iris bud and the transluscent 'peeling' of the bud in the foreground as it emerges.
And as today is my daughter's 21st birthday, I thought I would add this one in. It is the weighted base of some helium balloons.
I heart macro is hosted by Lori of Studio Waterstone Click on the photo below to take you to other participant's photos.
Hope you have all had a fab weekend.