Travel theme: Through

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “through”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Let me take you on a tour through the forest, one of my favorite activities. Sometimes the trail going through is pretty narrow.

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And sometimes it is quite wide.

Travel theme: Through the forest
Travel theme: Through the forest

Pine trees have so many thick branches that it can be hard to see the blue sky through them.

Travel theme: the blue sky through the branches
Travel theme: the blue sky through the branches

Pine tree sap is see through, although it tends to reflect a lot of its surroundings too.

Travel theme: see through tree sap
Travel theme: see through tree sap

Sometimes when you hike in a park, a river runs through it.

Travel theme: a river runs through it
Travel theme: a river runs through it

All the way through.

Travel theme: a river runs through it
Travel theme: a river runs through it

Forests are full of plants and animals, including insects. Insect wings are usually see through, including the wings of this blue dragonfly.

Travel theme: see through wings of a dragonfly
Travel theme: see through wings of a dragonfly

Macro Monday: under a blue dragonfly

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of options when you photograph your subject. You can’t get to the right angle, the sun in on the wrong side, you can’t get close enough, etc.  When I spotted the blue dragonfly below, it stayed put, high perched on a tree branch, and didn’t move anywhere else the whole thing I tried to photograph it. So I decided to photograph it from underneath and hoped something good would come out of it. I think my favorite part of this dragonfly on all photos I got is its intricate wings that seem to glitter in the sunlight. I was lucky to have a bright blue sky to use as a background that day.

Macro Monday: underneath a blue dragonfly
Macro Monday: underneath a blue dragonfly
Macro Monday: blue dragonfly on tree branch
Macro Monday: blue dragonfly on tree branch
Macro Monday: blue dragonfly wings
Macro Monday: blue dragonfly wings