This is going to be the last update of Dragonfly and Corncockle for the month.
I was not too lazy, however, to play around with my macro lens!
You can even see the buttonhole stitches around the edge of his shell in this one.
This weird-looking thing is a bud of the flower.
Those crazy sepals are worked by weaving the silk through a bent loop of wire.
Here's a shot from the bottom of the bud, where you can see the first of the three loooong bullion knots that carry the sepals back along the bud to the stem.
|Since I learned to turn up the f-stop, the macro lens is working great with the needlework shots. Now if I can just get it working that well with the orchid shots....|