Masthash

#Macro

Imagery by Rihilism
1 hour ago

An orange sulfur butterfly (Colias eurytheme seems likely) gathering nectar from some clover at the #WaterWorksPrairiePark in Iowa City, Iowa.
(09/09/23)

#butterfly #butterflies #pollinators #flowers #FlowerPhotography #insects #InsectPhotography #nature #NaturePhotography #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Closeup image of an orange sulfur butterfly atop a clover flower. Orange sulfurs are yellow-green on their front wings with brown and white spots. Their eyes are yellow-green with darker spots. The back of the butterfly's wings is not visible but typically is orange and brown with dark and light markings. The butterfly is standing on the flower's florets and has its proboscis extended out and down into one of the open florets.
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neville park
8 hours ago

Is it…after so long…could it finally be… #ThripsThursday???

Possibly _Aeolothrips_, found on grasses at Scarborough Civic Centre. I think of thrips as plant pests, but this one apparently is a predator.

#bugstodon #insects #thrips #Thysanoptera #Aeolothripidae #macro

A tiny insect with a slim elongated body and dapper white and black banded wings, on a wide blade of some ornamental grass. Its small antennae are banded black and white too.
View from directly above, in slightly better focus. Its wings are soft like a fly's rather than hard casings over membranous underwings like a beetle's.
John Gordon ⚡️
10 hours ago

Another water droplet rose from earlier in the week. Haven’t had much chance to get out and take photos this week. Busy work week.

#photography #rose #macro #shotOnIphone #HalideApp

Orange rose flower with a few droplets of water on it from an early morning rain shower.
AnimalKingdom
10 hours ago

Sorry folks! Maybe I shouldn't bring a growth ray to the beach next time...

Hopefully I am not blocking your way!

#buizel #macro #beach #AKwolf

Giant buizel sitting in the beach water.

Been having a lot of fun with these new poses and taking snapshots so I look like a giantess, they're a great way to tease my friends & girlfriend.

My fursona is actually a macro, standing at around 400ft/122m tall, but this is primarily kept to roleplay and just using the camera like I have done here. But, roleplay is extremely fun for me, and being able to take snapshots of my avatar like this also brings me so much joy.

I will always content-warn images where something is suggestive or further, as per furry.engineer rules but even if that wasn't the rules, I'd still do it because I am considerate.

I hope you little ones enjoy the look at my panties up my skirt~

#SecondLife #Furry #NSFW #MacroFur #Macro #Giantess #Playful #Suggestive

A macro anthropomorphic ringtail cat within Second Life. The view angle is low and the snapshot is suggestive as her black panties under her skirt are very visible. She has one handpaw down her side and the other up at her muzzle.
A macro anthropomorphic ringtail cat within Second Life. The view angle is low and the snapshot is suggestive as her black panties under her skirt are very visible. She has one handpaw down her side and the other up at her muzzle, this angle is right at the front of her.
A macro anthropomorphic ringtail cat within Second Life. The view angle is low and the snapshot is suggestive as her black panties under her skirt are very visible. She has one handpaw down her side and the other up at her muzzle, this angle is to the other side of the first.
A macro anthropomorphic ringtail cat within Second Life. The view angle is low and the snapshot is suggestive as her black panties under her skirt are very visible. She has one handpaw down her side and the other up at her muzzle, this angle is from behind and shows her long, fluffy tail quite proudly.
Matthew Huntley
14 hours ago

I had a blast painting this commission of classic DC Comics villain Giganta! I'm available for work, by the way! I'd love to do more like this on something official!

#painting #illustration #digitalart #digitalartist #digitalpainting #humanart #humanartist #clipstudiopaint #giantess #gts #macro #MacroArt #art #GiantWoman #macrophilia #macrophile #cityscape #sfw #dccomics #fanart #size #sizeart #comicsart #supervillain #wonderwoman #giganta #comicartist

Digital painting of Giganta battling jet planes to protect New Themiscyra sky filled with explosions
Nimono
14 hours ago

It's nice having friends massage my paws for me! Especially when I've made them tiny and the massage comes from their miniscule tongues lapping at my paws~

🎨​: SolaceLunis (Twitter)
(featuring an anonymous friend)

#macro #micro #macrofur #microfur #shrinking #paw #pawlick #pokemon #furryart #braixen

A large braixen with an indigo-colored starry coat, glasses, and blue-purple heterochromic eyes stares down smugly, his paws being licked by a shrunken brown fox
Hop Brand
15 hours ago

YCH I got from @Spade

Little preview of how big Ore might get.

#macro #scorbunny #pokemon

Imagery by Rihilism
16 hours ago

This is the 2nd year for my clematis & its 2nd bloom this year. I'd no idea that some clematis bloom twice a year and just happened to purchase one that did. They're such beautiful flowers. It's very nice to have them twice 👍.
(09/26/23)

#garden #gardening #flowers #FlowerPhotography #FlowerMastodon #nature #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Image of a magenta clematis flower surrounded by other clematis flowers and leaves in the foreground and background. This variety of clematis has six teardrop-shaped petals that radiate from the flower's center which contains curved, spike-like, pink-purple stamens surrounding frilly white pistils. The leaves are bright green and tear-shaped.
Heron&Fox Photo
17 hours ago

A #Macro #Photography image of the #flower buds of an #Alpinia #Ginger #plant.
The outside of the flower bud is #pastel pink and white, while the inside will be yellow with bold red markings inside.

Get a print of this image or other items at https://heronfox.pixels.com/featured/ginger-blossom-2-heron-and-fox.html

#ShellGinger, #FlowerPhotography

A macro photograph of the buds of a ginger plant. They are white on top, and pink at the bottom, where the flower will soon open.
Iteration 1
19 hours ago

The small honeybee that I was tending to passed away later that evening. By the time I found her, she was already too far gone from what I can only assume was my neighbors' spraying of poisons in an attempt at a weed-free lawn.

I decided to make her my first preservation after I was absolutely sure that she had died.

#bees #insects #nature #preservation #entomology #science #macro #bug #photography #macrophotography #wildlife #environment #savetheplanet #sustainability #agriculture

Imagery by Rihilism
20 hours ago

This is (likely) Streptocarpus saxorum aka false African violet (both are in the same Genus). They produce flowers at the end of long, slender stems that cascade around the main plant. Mine has seen better days so I decided to start some new plants for a fresh start. Luckily they are easily propagated using fresh leaves & I've got three newbies that are making good progress 🤞.
(03/03/22)

#plants #houseplants #flowers #FlowerPhotography #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Image of a small cluster of false African violet flowers and flower buds at the end of a long, slender stem extending out from the main plant which is in the background and out of focus. False African violet flowers are trumpet shape with a long cone that flares out to to five petal-like scallops at the end. Each flower has a small stem that connects it to the main stem. The flower are purple with purple markings at the entrance of the white interior. The leaves are tear-shaped, bright green, and have a fuzzy/hairy surface.

Even the bugs are enjoying the last warm rays of sunshine.

Bug on flower
wostphoto.com/just-shot

#photography #fotografie #fotografia #tiere #animals #animali #bugs #beetle #käfer #colors #farben #colori #macro #macrophotography #makrofotografie

A stink bug sitting on a yellow-green flower enjoying the warm sunlight
Aleron
21 hours ago

I flat out forgot to upload this part here.

FA upload: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/53802830/

#Blender3D #Furry #FurryArt #Macro #Lugia #Pokemon

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22 hours ago

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Winty
22 hours ago

Sebin clung to the side of a building he hadn't outgrown yet. The sparks emanating from the ring tightly clung around his girthy, rock-hard, throbbing member, sent shockwave after shockwave of lust through Sebin's body with increasing intensity.

It couldn't stop. Nor did he want it to...

A commission for @SebinNyshkim
#Furry #Furryart #Furryfandom #Musclegrowth #Macro #NSFW

Large, muscular red dragon propping himself up on a building as he grows uncontrollably thanks to a cock ring.
Large, muscular red dragon propping himself up on a building as he grows uncontrollably thanks to a cock ring. This version has a torrent of cum flooding the streets below.
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Imagery by Rihilism
23 hours ago

New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae seems likely).
(09/21/23)

#garden #gardening #flowers #FlowerPhotography #FlowerMastodon #nature #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Image of a New England aster flowers. These asters have a daisy-like structure with long, purple-pink petals radiating from a yellow central disk. The background is out of focus green foliage.
Image of a New England aster flowers. These asters have a daisy-like structure with long, purple-pink petals radiating from a yellow central disk. The background is out of focus green foliage.
Image of a New England aster flowers. These asters have a daisy-like structure with long, purple-pink petals radiating from a yellow central disk. The background is out of focus green foliage.
Rick Gaehl
1 day ago

I couldn't leave my #orchard theme behind without posting a picture of some of our #produce. However, I couldn't decide whether to go with #apples or #pears, so I've ended up with both.
On the left, we have Russet apples, and those are Conference pears on the right.
'Russeting' is the "partial or complete coverage of a fruit with rough patches of greenish-brown to yellowish-brown colour". Both these varieties exhibit 'russeting'.

#Photography #Gardening #Harvest #Trees #Fruit #Macro

Close-up of russet apples on the tree.
Close-up of conference pears, on the tree.
⚓Blosch⚓
1 day ago

Aktuell neues Fotoprojekt im Vorbereitung.

Sehr kleine Figuren in einer sehr großen Welt.. da kann man viel mit Tiefenschärfe spielen. Seid gespannt, da kommt bald was, auch zu Halloween :ablobcathappypaws:

#fotografie #macro

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neville park
1 day ago

it's #WeevilWednesday

(this is from back in May, I'm going through old pics as I clear up space on my phone)

#bugstodon #insects #beetles #weevils #Coleoptera #Curculionidae #macro

A small blue-black beetle with a long thin snout and grooved elytra, on a rust-stained piece of concrete.
Imagery by Rihilism
1 day ago

New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae seems likely).
(09/21/23)

#garden #gardening #flowers #FlowerPhotography #FlowerMastodon #nature #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Image of a New England aster flower. These asters have a daisy-like structure with long, purple-pink petals radiating from a yellow central disk. The background is out of focus green foliage.
Mary C Legg
2 days ago

Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas Canon 400D EF 100 2.8 f/3.5 1/250 iso: 100 Milovice, Czech Republic 9/11/2011 #saveButterflies #butterflies #coppers #lycaenidae #Lepidoptera #insects #invertebrates #macro #grasslands

Mary C Legg
2 days ago

Brimstone, Gonepteryx cleopatra Canon 5D2 EF 100 2.8 f/5.6 1/320 iso: 320 Prague, Czech Republic 3/31/2019 #Pieriidae #whites #Brimstone #Lepidoptra #insects #invertebrates #Macro #grasslands

Mary C Legg
2 days ago

Lewes Wave, Scopula immorata Canon 400D EF 100 2.8 f/8 1/125 iso: 400 Srbsko, Czech Republic 5/26/2009 #MothsMattr #geometidae #Waves #Moths #Lepidoptera #insects #invertebrates #Macro #Grasslands #canon

Mary C Legg
2 days ago

Smaragdina flavicollis Canon 400D EF 100 2.8 f/11 1/125 iso: 800 Srbsko, Czech Republic 5/26/2009 #AmazingBeetles #Xhrysomelidae #Coleoptera #insects #invertebrates #macro #Woodlands #canon

Kernel Decoy
2 days ago

Commission - Terraforming for Foxxy on Twitter
FA Link: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/53830219/
#macro #micro #paws #destruction #mega

Enalys 🐉
2 days ago

Galactic Enalys. 🌌🐉
Made by Altastria from FA.

#Dragon #OC #Commission #Space #Macro #MastoArt

A picture of a galatic sized version of my dragoness OC Enalys emerging from the center of a galaxy.
Ghastly
2 days ago

I was lucky to find this butterfly that accidently entered my home.
I freed it after taking some neat photos

#Photgraphy #Nature #NaturePhotography #Insects #Butterfly #Animals #macro #macrophotography #InsectPhotography

a orange butterfly on a window
same orage butterfly on a window in a different angle
Imagery by Rihilism
2 days ago

The second bloom on my second orchid stem has fully bloom'th. It was exciting seeing the new buds forming just as the previous had reached their zenith. I don't think Phaleanopsis will bloom a third time from the same stem but if not it seems to be happy and I know I should get a new stem at some point 🤞.
(09/26/23)

#plants #houseplant #houseplants #flowers #FlowerPhotography #FlowerMastodon #nature #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Image of a Phaleanopsis orchid flower. Phaleanopsis have five pointed, tear-shaped petals the radiate from the flower's center where large reproductive structures extend outward. This variety has pale yellow flowers that fade to pink and dark pink spots towards the flower's center. The surface of the petals are covered with reflective specks that give the surface a shimmering appearance. The background is out of focus green foliage.
Colin Purrington
2 days ago

A developing sporocarp of honeycomb coral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa). If I went back today it would be opaque and fuzzy from all the spores. Sort of looks like a nudibranch. #nature #CoralSlime #SlimeMold #SlimeMould #myxomycetes #photography #macro

Photograph of an elongate clump of approximately 100 tiny, glossy, translucent, sausage-shaped structures on a decomposing log.
Imagery by Rihilism
2 days ago

This looks to be a native black-shouldered drone fly (Eristalis dimidiata suggests the ID app) atop a native evening primrose along the #IowaRiverTrail. Black-shouldered are a species of hoverfly and in addition to the bee-like colors/patterns this species is roughly the size of a bee or a small bumblebee.
(09/21/23)

#fly #flies #pollinators #flowers #FlowerPhotography #insects #InsectPhotography #nature #NaturePhotography #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Closeup image of a black-shouldered drone fly (Eristalis dimidiata) on a yellow evening primrose flower. A species of hover fly, the black-shouldered has a black abdomen with thin white striping, a black thorax and head, two large eyes, two small antennae, black legs, and transparent wings with black veining.
Rick Gaehl
2 days ago

Continuing with my butterfly theme from yesterday, here is another visitor to our orchard this week. This one is a comma butterfly. Its ragged wings help it to look like a fallen leaf when they're closed, and this will help it to survive overwintering.

#Photography #Macro #Nature #Butterflies #Orchard #Gardening

Close up of a butterfly on shiny, green leaves. The butterfly is orange, with dark spots and scalloped wings.
neville park
2 days ago

bugs of Scarborough Civic Centre!!

1. tiny fierce crab spider in aster
2. worst bumblebee pic
3. the sedums were full of whirligig mites
4. aphids on those tall plants that look kind of like dandelions but, unlike dandelions, are always covered in aphids

#ArthroBeauty #DailySpiderPic #DailyMitePic #bugstodon #arachnids #spiders #mites #insects #bees #aphids #Araneae #Thomisidae #Acari #Anystidae #Hymenoptera #Apidae #Hemiptera #Aphididae #macro

An absolutely miniscule translucent crab spider in a purple aster, clinging to a petal with its front legs spread wide defiantly, "like antennas to heaven".
Blurry, sun-drenched shot of bumblebee lifting off from a sprig of lavender. The bee is barely in frame.
An orange whirligig mite in pink-red sedum (Hylotelephium?) flowers.
A black-red aphid birthing a pale slip of a clone that is the watery pinkish shade of a colorless pomegranate aril.
John Gordon ⚡️
3 days ago

One of the flowers of the same rose bush, drenched in water. I’m sure these plants will have enjoyed the rain today after so long with just hot sun beating down on them.

#photography #macro #shotOnIphone #HalideApp #rose

A red rose flower covered in water droplets.
John Gordon ⚡️
3 days ago

Water droplets on a rose bud. One of my first photos with the new IPhone 15 Pro. Luckily for me, there was a light shower in the early hours of this morning which left water droplets on the roses at our front door.

#photography #shotOnIphone #HalideApp #macro #rose

Rose buds covered in water droplets from a light shower earlier this morning.
Imagery by Rihilism
3 days ago

Our asters are in season and this skipper butterfly (sachen skipper or Atalopedes campestris seems likely) is enjoying that as much as I am.
(09/21/23)

#butterfly #butterflies #pollinators #flowers #FlowerPhotography #insects #InsectPhotography #nature #NaturePhotography #macro #MacroPhotography #MastoArt #photography #AltText

Closeup image of a sachem skipper butterfly (Atalopedes campestris) clinging to a purple-pink aster with its proboscis extending into the flower's center. This species has brown and tan markings on its wings and body. Its body is covered in small hairs that give it a furry appearance. It has two large brown eyes, two antennae, and six segmented legs. These asters have a daisy-like structure with long, purple-pink petals radiating from a yellow central disk. The background is out of focus green foliage.
Walter S.
3 days ago

I rarely see a buffalo treehopper (Stictocephala bisonia) around here.
Originally from North America, the species is now slowly spreading from south to north Germany.

#photography #photo #nature #naturephotography #mft #microfourthirds #darktable #macrophotography #macro #nature #naturephotography #animals #wildlife #insects #hemiptera #membracidae #treehopper #BuffaloTreehopper #zikaden #Büffelzikade

Frontal view of a green treehopper with a large flat head.
Sabine
4 days ago

One of the larger lichens we can find here is the aptly named Toadskin Lichen (Lasallia papulosa).
This piece is about palm-sized. They covered a large boulder at the bank of the Aux Sables River.

#macro #LichenSubscribe #NaturePhotography #nature

Closeup of a large leaf of a lichen. It is grey and completely covered with little hollowed bumps resembling the warts on a toad's skin. A few pine needles are scattered about.
W Craig Photography
4 days ago
This is a red dahlia flower with green leaves
YouCanToo
4 days ago

After the Rain, The Snail Came Out to Play

📷 Canon M50 Mirrorless - Tokina AT-X Pro D 100mm Macro - ISO 1250 - Aperture: f/5.6 - Shutter Speed: 1/100

#photo #photography #smail #rain #Closeup #macro #mirrorless #GiMP #CanonM50 #TokinaMacro

After the Rain, The Snail Came Out to Play
After the Rain, The Snail Came Out to Play
After the Rain, The Snail Came Out to Play
John Gordon ⚡️
4 days ago

Two photographs of the same dandelion head. Not sure which background I prefer. Let me know in the replies which you think is best…

#photography #dandelion #shotOnIphone #HalideApp #macro

Dandelion head against a yellow & green background.
Dandelion head against a green grass background.
W Craig Photography
5 days ago
This is a bouquet of pink flowers
Oliver Stör
6 days ago

Ich bin etwas spät dran für den #Insektensamstag, aber besser spät als nie. Heute eine Gemeine Skorpionsfliege. Wenn man sie ansieht, versteht man die Namensgebung sofort. #Fotografie #photography
#insectsaturday #InsectsOfTheFediverse #insectsofmastodon #insekten #macro #macrophotography
@juliane @Mimi65

Fliege mit rüsselartigem Kopf und skorpion-ähnlichen Schwanz sitzt senkrecht an grünem Grashalm.
Bjorn Idle
6 days ago

The first clematis of the season that I've seen...

Vertical pic

#BloomScrolling #Flowers #Florespondence #Plants #Clematis #MacroPhotography #NaturePhotography #Nature #Macro

Closeup of a white flower with a delicate centre. Yellow stamens hold aloft pale red anthers dusted in pollen
Bjorn Idle
6 days ago

Various lichens growing on someone's mailbox nearby. The colours have come out much better than I was expecting. I think I'll have to go back and get some more pics...

I like the one with the black tassels around the edge! And the orange one that looks like flames...

#LichenSubscribe #Lichen #MacroPhotography #Nature #NaturePhotography #Macro

Closeup of different lichens growing on wooden surface. Grey & blobby, or grey and flaky with black tassels, grey with suckers on like an octopuses' arms, white-grey and stringy like the roots of a plant, bright orange and tiny - there's so much to look at (it's actually a lot more interesting than it sounds, with many of them being grey. The textures and shades are all different, with different shapes and growth habits)
John Gordon ⚡️
6 days ago

Daisy. Was the last one I found in the grass at my daughter’s practice last night.

#photography #macro #flower #ShotOnIphone #HalideApp

Small white daisy flower in the grass taken from a low perspective with the skyline in the distant background.
Colin Purrington
1 week ago

In the "plump springtails" category, here's Vitronura giselae. Not sure what it was up to but likely foraging for something on the wet bark. Moved around like a Guinea pig. Adorbs. #nature #macro #collembola #springtails #arthropod #poduromorpha #MacroPhotography

Red, elongate arthropod covered with dozens of round, fleshy projections on its dorsal surface.
neville park
1 week ago

_Lasius_ nuptial flight in High Park the other day! The small bright yellow workers solicitously coax the winged reproductives out of the nest so they can take flight, mate, and found nests of their own.

These yellow ants have always creeped me out a bit. Their holes are very large, big enough to put your finger into, but the ants never seem to go in and out; they sit clustered just inside the entrance.

Apparently many _Lasius_ species live entirely underground tending root-feeding aphids and are only seen at the surface for nuptial flights. Maybe that's what I've been seeing—the workers waiting to escort the alates out.

#bugstodon #antstodon #insects #ants #Hymenoptera #Formicidae #macro 🐜

A bright golden-yellow ant helps a darker winged ant out of a hole in the sandy earth. There are yellow ants climbing up the edges and more winged ants in the centre.
A row of dark, winged alates emerge from the hole, led by golden-yellow workers.
An alate is carefully attended by numerous workers, like a plane being readied for takeoff.
A lot of rushing as even more alates arrive at the surface.
Bjorn Idle
1 week ago

The teeniest tiniest spider on a colony of Cladonia fimbriata. It's growing on an old piece of timber around the corner from our house

#LichenSubscribe #NaturePhotography #MacroPhotography #Nature #Macro

Grey, trumpet-shaped lichen spouts growing up toward the sunshine. They're attached to an old blackened piece of wood, with patches of other lichens in places as well. There's a tiny dark purple spider with red legs standing on the top of one of the lichen trumpets.
Deb Oppermann
1 week ago

I am fascinated by rock, the patterns, striations, color and texture. This natural colorful rock abstract was found decorating a rock face on the Key River, Georgian Bay Ontario Canada. The striped pattern of black, white, grey, orange and brown was quite eye catching even from a distance.
Available here
https://debbie-oppermann.pixels.com/featured/canada-rocks-debbie-oppermann.html
#TextureTuesday #abstract #AbstractArt #wallart #artforsale #rock #RockOfMastodon #macro #texture #nature #geology #BuyIntoArt #PhotographersOnMastodon

Close up of striped rock in browns, white and black
Heron&Fox Photo
2 weeks ago

Currently a competitor in #MinCup23, #Quartz is a #crystalline form of silicon dioxide (#SiO2) with a trigonal #crystal system that, ideally, results in the growth of a hexagonal column with pointed ends, but nature rarely allows this, as this #Macro #image demonstrates.

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#QuartzCrystal, #Mineral, #MacroPhotography, #Photograph

A close-in, macro photograph of a white quartz crystal with various shades of white and shapes and directions of the crystal growth.
W Craig Photography
2 weeks ago
These are blue lilies, against a yellow background
Cascade Pine
2 weeks ago

Pearly Everlasting flowers have some beautiful details when seen close up. Native throughout North America.

#flowers #wildflowers #nativePlants #macro #macroPhotography #bloomscrolling

Close up detail of papery white flowers. The tiny flowers have angular bracts arranged in a symmetrical pattern.
YouCanToo
2 weeks ago

Hard at Work Part 2

📷 Canon M50 Mirrorless - Tokina AT-X Pro D 100mm Macro - ISO: 400 - Aperture: f/10 - Sutter Speed: 1/200 sec

#photo #photography #flowers #chives #ButterflyBush #bees #fall #closeup #macro #GiMP #mirrorless #CanonM50 #TokinaMacro

Honeybee on Butterfly Bush
Honeybee on last of Chive Blossoms
Gary James
2 weeks ago

Good morning everyone , happy Sunday to you all 👋💚 .
Some Dahlias to brighten your day ! #photography #flowers #nature #fotografie #macro

A photo of 2 dahlias . Close up . Pink and Yellow in colour
Antoinne Sterk
2 weeks ago
Apple tree leaves in autumn are a beautiful reminder of the changing seasons. As the days grow shorter and cooler, the tree begins to prepare for winter by sending nutrients back to its roots. This process also causes the leaves to lose their chlorophyll and reveal the other colour pigments that have always been present.
Sabine
2 weeks ago

I liked the colours of this goldenrod leaf. It's a gall caused by the Carbonifera Goldenrod Gall Midge (Asteromyia carbonifera). The midge deposits an egg together with a certain fungus spore which causes the plant to grow the gall in which the larva develops.

#InsectSaturday #InsektenSamstag #nature #galls #macro

Closeup of a colourful green leaf. Large parts of the leaf are purple, in this area are five white circles with a narrow blue ring around them.
Jan :rust: :ferris:
2 weeks ago

Just published a new version of my declarative macro `match-commutative` to crates.io :awesome:

https://crates.io/crates/match-commutative

You are now able to specify an `if` guard expression at the end of the `match` arm, just like in std #Rust.

See the CHANGELOG for details:
https://gitlab.com/janriemer/match-commutative/-/blob/main/CHANGELOG.md?ref_type=heads

#RustLang #Macro #Macros #OpenSource #Release

Sir Nameless
2 weeks ago

African Violet # 3

Here's another one, from a bit of a different angle. I used an old 50 mm lens on 39 mm of extension again, and stacked 15 frames, concentrating on the central part of the flower only. For scale, these flowers are about the size of a quarter.

#FlowerPhotography #FlowerFriday #Nature #NaturePhotography #Macro #MacroPhotography #Flowers #Bloomscrolling

A close up photo of an African Violet. The flower is viewed from the side, with the pistil and anther in sharp focus, while the rest is blurred. The flower is a faded light purple with a matching colored pistil and three bright yellow anther. The surface of the flower petals appear to shimmer, and fine fibers can be seen along the edges of the base of the pistil and the edges of the petals. A second matching violet is facing away from the camera in the background of the image.