I did it for the first time. I've thrown my hat, or rather one of my photographs, into the ring for the Gardening Gone Wild blog 'Picture This Photo Contest'. Check out the rules, and great tutorial on creating interesting macro shots with your point-and-shoot camera, by clicking here.
Below is my photo entry, "The Red Planet Invaded by Spiders".
Click on the image and you can see it close up.
It was meant to evoke a visceral response from the viewer -
cool or creepy, you decide.
What is it exactly?
Well, spiders, obviously, inside a green glass vase.
I set it on the Formica countertop and used a flashlight
to play with lighting as I snapped photos.
Below is another photo of the same family, in the same vase,
on the same countertop, but with the light playing differently.
I look forward to seeing other photo contest entries,
P.S. Click here for a great little article on spiders.
They are beneficial in the garden and even the home,
so don't be afraid!