Photo Challenge – Green Theme

My photography group is doing some weekly home photo challenges as we can’t go on our photowalks at the moment. This week’s theme was the colour green. I used a macro lens to take these around the house. It was a lot of fun.

If you’d like to do some of the challenges too, feel free to sign up. The group’s open to everyone, you don’t have to be a local to do the challenges.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2020

Harlequin Bug

I found a little beetle; so that Beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same.

~ Forgiven by A A Milne

A harlequin bug (Tectocoris diophthalmus) on the outside of our house. I grabbed my camera and macro lens when I saw it and took a few quick shots, this one came out well. Nice and sharp.

It’s very pretty, gorgeous colours. Looking at it reminded me of the poem Forgiven by AA Milne which I used to love as a child.

Photo © CJ Levinson 2019

Sarcophagus in Macro

Tutankhamun Sarcophagus 1

Oh to live
In ancient times
For just a day,
What wonders would we find?

These photos are from a small statue I own. I have a small collection of Egyptian figures and vases and this is one of my favourite pieces.

I’ve always found the lines and etchings on the statue interesting and I thought I’d put it under a macro lens to examine up close. I really like the results; the textures look very different and dramatic.

I wanted the photos to have a bit of an old-fashioned look and they came out well in black and white.

Tutankhamun 2

Close up of the eyes

Tutankhamun 3

Lines and shadowsTutankhamun 4

Rough textures

Tutankhamun 5

Curved lines

Tutankhamun Sarcophagus 6


Photos and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2016