GGW Picture This Contest/Jan 2011 – Cute As A Button

This month’s Picture This Contest at Gardening Gone Wild is a fun theme:  Macro In A Mason Jar.  I first read of the technique on David Perry’s blog, and David is the creator and judge of this month’s contest.  It’s a fun technique for taking macro shots and you can read about the method at GGW or on David’s blog, even if you don’t intend to enter a photo.

I took a few shots using some beads, pennies, and polished stones, but the buttons appealed to me most — perhaps it’s the bright colour on a dark, grey day.

I simply put a few buttons in the bottom of a Mason jar and using natural window light, took a few shots.  I shook the bottle a few times to try to rearrange the buttons.

My entry for the contest, below.  I can’t wait to try this with some summer blooms!