Monday, 13 May 2013

Macro on Monday - Guess What

gold starI had a feeling last week's Guess What might fool some people but none the less Adrian and Jan each gained a virtual gold star for correctly identifying a slug while TexWisGirl should get a silver star as she hedged her bets.



This week's Guess What was a proper macro shot taken with the 350D fitted with bellows. It was also the first time I had used a Giotto tripod I bought in the Amazon new year sales. It has a central column which can be lifted right up and swivelled horizontally. This can give extra reach when the camera need to be pointing downwards.

Giotto Tripod

On to this week's mystery object
Guess What:

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Clue: It parachuted in. Actual size of the brown part: 4mm
No prizes, just for fun.

Great Tit Nestbox
I've just been watching the male which has arrived with a juicy grub or caterpillar. The female was out and none of the eggs has hatched yet so he spent ages trying to work out how to feed an egg. He just couldn't understand why there wasn't a mouth to feed.


  1. I'll guess at a Dandelion Seed.

  2. hey, now - slugs and snails are pretty darn close in nature... :)

    definitely a dandelion seed!

  3. Would that be a dreaded dandelion seed? the bain of my life.

  4. Another guess :) Dandelion Seed Head?


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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