weather was lousy - wind and very heavy showers. The barometer is lower than I
have seen it in a long time. I went out to try to pick a flower to photograph
indoors, but most were tightly shut!
I am almost too embarassed to post
today's photo because it is not good. But, this is a challenge and I have to
post something whether good or bad.
My subject was a tiny little flower
called Moschatel or Townhall Clock. The flower head is about half a centimeter
diameter, so I could hardly see what I was doing. The flower head consists of 5
flowers, 4 of which point in opposite directions - yes, like a townhall clock.
The 5th flower points upwards.
It is an ugly little flower but quite
fascinating to look at close-up. This photo was taken with the 60mm macro lens,
a 25mm extension tube and the Raynox. Taking photos with this setup highlights
all the dust on my sensor - so much that you could grow potatoes in it. Note to
self - get sensor cleaned at the end of the challenge.
So, apologies for
this effort . . .