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When I am bored, I do crazy things like slap a 1.4x teleconverter on my 105mm macro lens so that I can get in really, really close. Yeah, I’m a wild woman. 🙂 

I honed in on all sorts of items today, from naturals like ice crystals and a dried sweet gum seed pod to the silly like Froot Loops cereal and the bristles of my electric toothbrush. It was all good fun, but nothing was yielding WOW.  

"Red Planet" (Sunlight Through Amber Marble) Nikon D300, 150mm (105mm F/2.8G Macro w/1.4x teleconverter), Manual Settings: F/25, 1/4s, -1.0EV, ISO 500

At some point I noticed this really old marble sitting on the window sill.  

Hmmm, I thought.  

I photographed the heck outta this marble! From all different angles and on different surfaces and backgrounds. Then, just as the sun began to set, its rays lit up the marble, illuminating the interior detail and sending a flare to the opposite side. Eureka

Outta this world, man. Outta this world. 🙂

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