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Photo Blogging Challenge: Closeup


When I read about October's Photo Blogging Challenge theme--"closeup"--I went no further than my own backyard for inspiration.
Fortunately, the roses are putting on a last-minute show before colder weather sets in.  I didn't use any fancy equipment, so the photos are not as closeup as they could be, but I had fun with the challenge.  
Photo:  Closeup look at center of yellow rose

Photo:  Closeup look at end of rose hip

Photo:  Closeup look at center of pink rose

Photo:  A fly rests on a white rose petal

Photo:  Two blossoms of a blue potato vine


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Thanks for a photo challenge, that inspires me to look at things just a little bit differently.

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  1. Lovely photos. No outdoor flowers in my area for another seven months.

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    1. I have a friend who said her daffodils are coming up! I think the flowers are confused by the rains and warm temperatures.

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  2. So many roses! That's one thing we don't have growing here on our property.

    And now I have a visual of a rose hip to go with your explanation from a few weeks ago. :)

    Now, are you going to link this up?

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  3. Your closeups are beautiful! I especially love that pink rose.

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  4. I love the rose hip photo! It is definitely my favourite as it has such great texture, colours and composition!

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    1. Thank you! I was happy with how that one came out.

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  5. I love the rose hip photo! It is definitely my favourite as it has such great texture, colours and composition!

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  6. Really enjoyed the uniqueness of your closeups!!! Love that you caught a fly in one...

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    1. He kept buzzing around; I'm glad I was able to capture his photo!

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  7. The rose hip detail is so clear! Great shot.

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  8. Beautiful! I love the nature based subjects.

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  9. Now I want to see your whole garden - you are growing some beautiful things! The fly is awesome too... I think he was smiling for the shot!

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    1. Had I been taking photos while I was doing yardwork this morning, I would have taken pictures of tumbleweeds and lizards! I guess if I zoom in enough, the desert looks like an oasis! :-)

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  10. Hi Kristi, finally been able to read up on your blog for the past week posts. I love, adore! your Deedee-pup. I hope Drexel loves her too? It must be such a delight to have a pup around, although she must be a hand full too...
    We're finally installed in our new house and more or less in order. Still lots of boxes unpacked and rooms to be tidied, but it already feels like home to us. The kitties don't totally agree though, but I hope they will soon.
    Keep those adorable pics coming from your black beauty and I will try to keep up with the updates, in between painting and unpacking and making a house to a home.
    Big hug for all of you! xxxx Have a great weekend

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    1. Drexel is adapting. He loves to play, but he also isn't keen on being chewed on. Deedee still is learning that her little puppy teeth are SHARP!
      Good luck with everything! There is so much work involved in moving!

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  11. Very beautiful and very creative on your part. Love it!!

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  12. Nice to see so many colorful flowers still about. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks. I imagine they are coming to a close for the year, but they are enjoyable while they are here.

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  13. I love your closeups of your flowers...especially the rose hip, nice texture.

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  14. What a treat to find another post with backyard flowers as the main subject. We had lots of bees still buzzing about in October, but with the first snow falling today, I hope they're safely hibernating now. I've seen plenty of roses before, but nothing like those blue potato flowers. Very interesting to me.

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    1. I love flowers! I also love to watch snow fall, but it remains to be seen if we get any of that this year.

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  15. The close ups are excellent! Love the colors. The first one has the look/feel of a sunflower as well. Love the purple on the last one. Flowers really are great photo subjects, aren't they?

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    1. Thank you. Yes, flowers are great subjects--if it's not windy, they hold still very well!

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