Lens-Artists Challenge #130: It’s a Small World

I love macro photography. I have an artsy spirit deep inside me and one way it is set free is through macro photos. When I saw this challenge from Anne, I knew I just had to take my camera out for a walk and look for something a little bit different. Thank you Anne!

Sunday afternoon I headed out. It was a lovely walk around my yard, and a short trek down the walking path to a nearby grade school. This short adventure brought out the creative and colorful side of me.


The photos below are of lantana plants. I saw them in my neighbor’s yard as I started my walk. I don’t think I’ve seen them with the green and purple hued “berries” on them before. I believe I see my reflection in the bottom left “berry”.

Next is a close up of a shimmery rock in another neighbor’s yard. I cropped it even further. I thought the circular prisms are quite beautiful.

This photo is of the very sharp ends of the spiny leaves on a desert plant in another neighbor’s yard:

As I wondered around the nearby school I found a beautiful flowering bougainvillea plant:

And I decided to look more closely at the end of this sawed off tree branch:

Near the entrance of the school there was a large green mosaic with reflective pieces in which I took this photo of myself:

As I circled back towards home I found an abandon lot encircled in barbed wire:

This is a photo of the bark around my very large palm tree. As you can see, running into the trunk of this tree could be very dangerous!

The next photo below shows the needles of the prickly pear cactus in our front yard:

The last two photos are of the milkweed plant that is wrapped through the bush in our side yard. Technically it is on our neighbor’s property. The flowers this plant produces are very beautiful.

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  1. Many interesting pics to enjoy in this set. Many thanks for sharing. I especially enjoy the ones that have a tad of abstractness. 🙂 This just came to me … would you consider collaborating on a beach walk? That is, my words with your photos?

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    1. Thank you so much! I really like finding and bringing out colors in photos. And I would be open to the idea of collaborating on a beach walk. 🙂

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      1. Awesome … will send you an email. 🙂

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  2. Anne Sandler says:

    Awesome images Lisa. I’m so glad my challenge inspired you and your creativity.

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    1. Thank you, yes it did! I am usually looking for little flowers or bugs. I was surprised at what I was able to find (not many flowers or bugs right now…)

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  3. Janis says:

    Wow…. I love seeing the micro details of the subjects… awesome set!

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    1. Thank you Janis! I really do love macro photos 😊

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  4. These are really good, you must have a steady hand

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    1. Thank you Alice! It’s easier to take photos of things that can’t blow around in the wind! 😊

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  5. Superb eye and fabulous macros, Lisa! Well done!!

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    1. Awwww, thank you! It was fun to see what I could find 😊

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  6. Beautiful photos!!

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    1. Thank you Nora! 😊

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  7. I love your arty photos, Lisa. That rock photo is terrific with its globular background. Looks extraterrestrial.

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    1. Thank you Tracy, you just never know how some of the photos might turn out. So fun!

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  8. Pat says:

    You had a very productive walk, Lisa. I like your creativity.

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    1. Thank you Pat! 😊


  9. myplaidheart says:

    Hi, Lisa! I wanted to let you know that your lovely card arrived today. Thank you so much! It made me smile to find it in my mailbox. 🙂 Hope you are doing well!

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    1. Awwww, how nice! Thank you and you are welcome! I realized how much fun it is to get actual mail in the mail over Christmas. What a great idea you had!!


      1. myplaidheart says:

        I know, I miss the days of real mail. Emails and texts are so convenient, but there is something special about a letter or card you can hold.

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  10. Just Teri says:

    SPECTACULAR macros Lisa – not surprised you love them because you’re amazing with them❣️

    So much fun 🥰

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    1. Thank you Teri! …I need it to rain here, hopefully next week. All of my usual flower subjects are kind of dead 🙁

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      1. Just Teri says:

        Oh no! Well maybe a highlight of the life cycles of nature?? 🤷‍♀️😂

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      2. We have rain predicated for next week! Yay!

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