Macro Orange…

This week’s macro photo was inspired by two sources:

1. Laura’s food photography

2. Mira’s tutorial on bubbles.

Well, I found it unbelievably hard to get even a halfway decent shot! I think I have spent more than half the day, so far, taking photos of this subject. I, also, wasted…umm. I mean…used 4 bottles of soda water. The bubbles kept disappearing too fast, even though I had set up my camera, tripod etc. Another tricky thing was trying to remember to clean my sticky fingers before touching the camera. All in all, a rather exhausting day – haha! I take my hat off to Mira for getting such amazing shots!

Just a note about the oranges we get here. For some reason they have green skins or,sometimes, a wishy washy orange colour. Shortly after I moved here I heard the funniest story about one of the expats who wanted one of their walls painted orange and when they got home, it was…you guessed it…green!!!

I am going to link up with this week’s Macro Friday challenge.


  1. I like this!!! And I know exactly what you mean about spending so long trying to capture that image you have in your mind. The combination of the glass, the bubbles, and the orange slice ….wonderful!

  2. You are a better woman than I….you tried it. I like the result you got, despite the sticky residue that likely is on your camera now.

  3. You did a wonderful job. It may have taken you awhile but you got a wonderful shot. I love it!

  4. Thanks for sharing a great shot! You did an awesome job. I think the effort was worthwhile. I love it! I’ll have to lookup Mira’s tutorial on bubbles, something I’ve not taken the time to really work with. I can only hope to someday post a shot as good as yours ..??

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