This month’s theme offered so much scope that I’m really looking forward to seeing how everyone else worked the concept.
My approach brings together a few different interpretations of the term closeup including the obvious – making photographs from a short distance that gives a very detailed picture. Fortunately, I have a fantastic macro lens to use for images like these.
In addition to the conventional photographic meaning, I opted to undertake an intimate study of one type of flower that grows in our backyard, showing blossoms from just opened through to fully spent. The flower is echinacea, more commonly referred to as purple coneflower.
I brought this series of images closer together in two other ways. First, I made all the images one afternoon in early October. Second, unlike my usual monthly blog posts, I have opted to display the photos one after the other, rather than spacing them out, omitting my usual commentary for each image.
There you have it: the blossom cycle of an echinacea. Click here for to see the link-up for everyone else who took part this month.
The November theme will be posted at A ‘lil HooHaa on Sunday. New participants are welcome to start the photo blogging challenge any time, so please join us for a good excuse to practice your photography!