26 April, 2010

Macro Monday: Shells

Macro Monday
The Australian Museum is showing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winning entries.  The photography is stunning and if the exhibit comes to your town I recommend a visit.  Sadly for Sydneysiders it finishes today.  Sorry about the late notice ... if you run now you might still make it.

The exhibit includes a photo studio where you can mess around with your camera and take some macro shots of shells, bugs and some long dead stuffed birds.  I managed to elbow the kids out for the way to take a couple shots.

Shell Tip
A good photographer would have taken the time to find out the type of shell.
I didn't bother.
Shell Side

Don't forget to visit Macro Monday at
Lisa's Chaos
to see more macro and close up photography.


  1. What a beautifel shell and the Macros are great. I would not bother finding out the name either ...

    Thanks for your comment, now there is a cropped version of the biggest leave after another comment

    christina, sweden

  2. Lovely photo of the shell. Sounds like a great event - must be so much fun in the studio.

  3. Beautiful. Nothing I like better...seashells!

    Here is mine...PENELOPE the pelican

    Hope your Monday is treating you well!

  4. I wouldn't have asked the type of shell, either. Your pictures are beautiful, I like the first one best.
    Thanks for coming by!

  5. Nature's art is so amazing. We just need to look closer sometimes. very nice pics.

  6. What a great opportunity! And you made good use of it - I love the shell, whatever it's called! ;)

  7. I'm always amazed at the symmetry of shells and the mystery of their spiral forms. Lovely photos!

  8. Maybe I'm crazy, but at this range they almost look like eyes to me.

  9. Not quite sure what to think of these - perhaps something Madonna would wear?

    Since you have so much time on your hands I thought you would enjoy a challenge, over at my place, go on, hurry up ...