WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “focus”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I love the focus on this first picture, as it shows all the fuzz on a grass blade.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus - morning dew on grass blades
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus – morning dew on grass blades

Raindrops are a great subject to focus on, on grass or on tree branches.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus - raindrop on tree branch
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus – raindrop on tree branch

Flowers are another lovely subject to focus on, especially when they are as colorful as this orange protea pincushion flower against a complimentary colorful background.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus - Orange protea pincushion flower
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus – Orange protea pincushion flower
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus - Yellow daisy
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus – Yellow daisy

Faraway objects can be a challenge to focus on but this almost full moon shot looks very sharp. So sharp you can see several moon craters.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus - almost full moon with craters
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus – almost full moon with craters

Finally I took my first shot at photographing fireworks properly this summer. I had to focus on a very far distance to capture them sharp, like this multi-color firework, by far my favorite. You can see more photos of fireworks here and here.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus - multicolor fireworks
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus – multicolor fireworks

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “masterpiece”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Earlier today I posted a few photos of the supermoon of July 2013. While responding to a comment by Lisa at Northwest Frame of Wind, I mentioned a recent photo of the almost full moon I took in June 2013. She asked me to share it in a future post, so when I saw today’s photo challenge theme was masterpiece, I figured this would be a great opportunity. This is the supermoon of June 2013, a couple of days before it was full. Look how beautiful the moon is, with its moon craters. A masterpiece in our skies.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece - almost full moon with moon craters
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece – almost full moon with moon craters

Nature is a wonderful display of masterpieces, if you play close attention to it. Here are just a few I really enjoyed capturing on camera, including the pistils of this beautiful purple and yellow lily. It’s amazing how many details nature includes in each masterpiece it creates.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece - pistils of a purple and yellow lily
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece – pistils of a purple and yellow lily

The San Diego Botanic Garden has beautiful topiary I consider work of art. Here’s a dancing couple. You can view more photos of these topiary masterpieces here.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece - topiary of a dancing couple
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece – topiary of a dancing couple

This last photo is not nature related but it is a unique masterpiece. I was so mesmerized with this multicolor firework I photographed this past July 4, something I’ve never seen before. I love how the different colors go so well together against the black background of the sky.  You can see more photos of fireworks here.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece - multicolor fireworks
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece – multicolor fireworks