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Macros: Water, Flower, Shofar

waters of Niagara Falls
Water is the first of my three macros for this week. This is a detail of the waters of the American Falls of Niagara Falls.

market flowers
Detail of Highland Park Farmer’s Market flowers.

shofar ram's horn
The tail end of the shofar, the ram’s horn, that is sounded every day in the Jewish month of Elul. One does not blow into this larger end of the shofar but into the other, smaller end. It is not easy to do, but if I purse my lips together in a certain way, I can get the right sound.

For more macros, see:
Macro Monday

Karen says

Great macros!

Carletta says

Hi Leora,
Beautiful shots!
I especially like that water shot. I could just sit and stare at it.

genie says

Leora...I loved reading about the horn. That was so interesting. Your macros this week are really awesome.There is something about the first one that is truly stunning, but I have to say I like the colors and feel of the ram’s horn the best. Hope you have a wonderful week. genie

Leora says

Thanks. I wasn't quite sure the top two qualify as macros, but the definition for the meme seems to be loose, anyway. Somehow this week I wanted three different subjects together, as though they joined a group theme about life.

Teresa says

I'm amazed you can get a sound from the horn, much less one that is the way it is supposed to sound. I can't even make a noise on a trumpet or any type of brass instrument. Love the pictures of the flowers and falls.

Stewart M - Australia says

Hi there - that water shot is really rather good.

Spent a while trying to work out what was going on in the picture.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Mrs. S. says

Wow! Amazing shots! The water one is particularly striking, and I like the deep colors of the flowers.

Carolina Mts says

Lovely macros and the first shot is amazing!!!

emily says

Very cool macros. I love the Niagara Falls water macro!

Laura Hegfield says

beautiful captures Leora, may this new year be filed with sweetness for you and your beloveds. I can't believe how close we are to the holidays, the summer months flew by!

Batya says

amazing pictures

Laura says

Beautiful . . . I love how going in close almost makes the image seem abstract.

Ilana-Davita says

I like how you convey the force of the water through this macro shot. The people we are staying with in Sweden have a river in their garden which is quite impressive by my standards. It is a bit too rainy for photos today, but I hope to take a few photos before we leave.

Michelle says

Lovely macros..I am glad that you all enjoyed your visit to the falls. Funny but I have never done the Cave of the Winds tour or the Maid Of The Mist...and I could have inspired me to go back and visit...Michelle

Leora says

Michelle, you will save a lot of money by staying on the U.S. side. I *loved* Cave of the Winds, but my daughter found it scary. On that tour we were able to see the Niagara nature up close.

Jane says

Lovely lovely lovely photos.
I wonder if you hadn't told us that the last photo was a shofar, if anyone could have guessed?

Leora says

Good idea. Too late.

Jewaicious says

Great set of photos. Love the Niagara Falls capture, and love the creative capture of the Shofar.


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