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Pictures for Pam, Day 95: Macro Monday: Spots & Dots

Pictures for Pam, Day 95: Macro Monday: Spots & Dots
(+5 insets!) (enlarged is best!)

Today is just icky...blustery, cold, grey and inhospitable. In fact, as I am listening to the wind howl against the windows and shake the door, I admit that I haven't stepped outside even once! All the snow is gone except a little patch in protected areas, but it may get cold enough for more snow in the next few days. I am so glad that Steve made a huge pot of mushroom soup for our dinner, it's perfect for this chilly day!

And now...we all know what day it is...it's Macro Monday! Hooray! This is my day to stray from my usual nature photography and play around with inside subjects! This week's theme is "Spots and Dots"...I immediately thought about ladybugs, beetles or flowers with spots on them, but vetoed the idea. Discovering indoor solutions is a fun challenge and I was sure I could find something perfect if I looked.

I realized that fabric would be a wonderful place to find spots and dots so I dove into our closet and found a treasure trove! Shirts with tiny dots in the pattern, colorful buttons, and lots of pretty spotted fabrics too. I still have some of the beautiful clothes I would wear when Steve and I went out dancing many years ago. With the pretty sheen and cool bokeh I got I knew they'd be the stars of this show.

My main image is a pink leopard velour fabric used in a little halter top. The insets show some other pretty fabrics that turned out nicely too. Naturally I couldn't resist changing the colors on a couple of them for fun! :)

Pam, do you guys ever have wind storms? They can be really distressing to me because big gusts can shake the whole house. I don't like the mournful sounds either which make me feel very out of sorts. And...with intense wind storms we sometimes get power outages that can last hours before the downed lines are found and fixed. Not so bad when the weather is warm but when it's freezing it can be really bad. We know this first-hand with a winter power outage that lasted two days a few years back. After that, we bought a small generator and it's come in handy several times. Peace of mind is priceless. Well, I'd love to teleport some of our yummy mushroom soup to you but I haven't gotten the kinks worked out! Here's a virtual *HUGGGGGGGG* instead! Keep warm my dear!

Explored on 2/12/19, highest placement, #8.

Martine, fifi, Ulrich John, Chrissy and 31 other people have particularly liked this photo

35 comments - The latest ones
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
"Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain ..."
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
20 months ago.
Gudrun club
With colours like this I wouldn't mind the weather at all:-) A perfectly photographed collection of spots both in the fabrics and in the background bokeh!
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Amazing series of colourful images Janet.
20 months ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
a very nice selection of spots
20 months ago.
 Meral Alkim
Meral Alkim
Großartige Kollektion,für mich ist das Zweite am Besten!
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
very nice to see
20 months ago.
Boro club
Excellentes et originales
20 months ago.
fragglerocks club
That's a lot of spots! Nice shots.
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Fabulous series and colors!

Admired in:
20 months ago.
Zulma club
I was so sure this was a strawberry/blueberry pie!!!!! A perfect idea for a series my dear Pod Sister. Right on the dot!! (I think that's an expression)...if not, then, right on the spot!! to be creative on your behalf!! Have a wonderful Tuesday. We are expecting a bad storm today, I may not be able to drive out today. Snow, sleet, freezing rain...what a combo!! Stay warm and behave!!! Hugs.
20 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Some great colour!
20 months ago.
tiabunna club
A beautiful series of coloured macro images.
20 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very beautiful series of studies, love everything, but the spots in the first one are so artistic !
20 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Da hast du wieder eine tolle Sammlung zusammengestellt, Janet, in allen Farben und vor dem passenden Hintergrund!
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A lovely set of images Janet..............well up to your usual standards. I love you're use of shallow depth of field and you produce some wonderful bokeh!

My fave today is the first PiP...........purely for the bokeh!
20 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
so beautiful colors, great dof too, different mood in different colors
20 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Nice bright colours and spots before my eyes, a terrific series of macro images Janet
20 months ago.
neira-Dan club
magnifique série !! totale maitrise
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo avec notes. Bonne soirée. Nicole.
20 months ago.
RHH club
Nice macro, Janet, with the light from the spangles well captured. Would never have guessed it was a piece of clothing. Trying to keep up with the snowfall the last week. Had about eight inches last night and fifteen to twenty inches the night before. Haven't been out for a walk for several days - just trying to keep the walks and drive clear enough to get in and out when necessary though we haven't been out much either. Enjoying a hot Americano now and resting a bit.
20 months ago.
cammino club
Very beautifully defocused!
20 months ago.
slgwv club
I thought it might be a close-up of a Gila monster or a coral snake! Not so venomous, anyway ;)

January was (mostly) springlike here, and then the winter storms arrived! Over the weekend we got the biggest snowfall down here (outside Reno) we've had in a number of years. We got more moisture in spring of 2017, but it came down as rain here, even tho it came down as snow in the Sierras.
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
a furry ladybird? ;-)
20 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Janet,

This would make a great competition subject.. "What is it?" Common subject seen from unusual angle..!
It is clever, and I like it!

Best Wishes
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Great macros Janet -the PIP's are amazing. I think it was a good idea to use indoor items for this theme, rather than anything outside. So you didn't go for your usual daily walk - it really must have been cold, as well as very windy, which unsettles you. I understand this feeling.Today we've had a milder day - around 11C - no sun, just no icy wind. In fact whilst I was washing up and preparing breakfast, I actually kept the kitchen door open to let fresh air in at last - about half an hour all told, is Spring on its way I ask?
20 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
A fabulous set of macro images with striking colors! Excellent idea, Janet!
20 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Bonito trabajo.
20 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Brilliant colours with nice bokeh, a great set of images Janet!
20 months ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Schöne Serie in kräftigen Farben, besonders das Bokeh macht es perfekt
20 months ago.
Esther club
And I thought that it was a psychodelic snake!
20 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
That' s really a wonderful collection with a great macro. At the first view I thought at details of a snake ...
20 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Wonderful colors! =)
20 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Great series in wonderful colours.
20 months ago.
Chrissy club
Du spielst hier wieder wunderbar mit Licht und Bokeh!
20 months ago.

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