Nature diary > About the shapes gallery

 

The shapes gallery is really a collection of miscellaneous macro images that don't fit into the categories of the other galleries. The title implies more thematic unity than the pictures have as group. During the winter, I'm starved for macro subjects. The subjects I turn to first are leaves, winter weeds and seeds. Abstracts come naturally with these subjects. I love leaves in all seasons, so there are a few of those here as well, wet and dry, green and brown.

Then there is the odd subject I can't resist, such as the cattail on the left. The cattail is biologically a flower, but it might be out of place in the flower gallery. There are a number of drops here as well - on leaves, branches, and pine needles. The drop pictures in John Shaw's books were an inspiration, and they are a technical challenge, both for sharpness and exposure.
 

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