It's just another Macro Monday! 24/26

Come take a walk with me through the websites of four photographers who are sharing their love of macro photography every other Monday throughout the year.  We shoot what we love, what makes us happy,  to hone our skills,  to stretch our minds and our imaginations, and because it's who we are! 

WOW!  Week 24, almost finished!

This past weekend I took a brief walk through Longwood Gardens.  I was hoping to share some of those images, but alas, I've been banned from giving a "spoiler alert!"  
It seems that my preview of Longwood bothered some of fellow photographer friends up in 
Berks County.
You see, we had planned to go as a group tomorrow.  Unfortunately, there is a significant snowstorm predicted so it's been postponed until next week. 

Instead of flowers from Longwood, I'll share a couple of pictures I took for my Macro Madness Study Group.  The first is a first try at using something besides bugs or flowers. 
A common household object.  
My initial image is with correct settings and white balance.

 This image was created playing with the settings on my camera and my external flash!  What a difference a couple of clicks on a dial can make!

I bought this poinsettia just because it was blue, and had sparkles, and I thought it would make an interesting subject.  My expectations didn't quite live up my execution, but you can be the judge.

To continue around the circle, start here with Stacy Vitallo Heap and continue around the circle until you're back here at my blog!