Travel theme: Close-up

After my literary close-up of Rome I started looking at a few photos that might match the theme.  First up, a water drop-covered mushroom in the North Cascades.

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A close-up of peeling birch at the Bloedel Reserve.

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Getting close to a mound of white M&Ms at the New York M&M World’s Wall of Chocolate.   multiples m&ms new york

Last, but certainly not least, a close-up of the original Piglet of Winnie the Pooh fame. I had to get close, he’s only 3 inches tall.

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Are you ready for your close-up? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Close-up
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  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. – Charlie Chaplin

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. – Chuck Palahniuk

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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192 Responses to Travel theme: Close-up

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  2. Amazing photos!!! I love the water drops and the teddy bear (:
    Here are my pics:

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  5. Amy says:

    Great close up photos, especially the first one! Her is mine;
    Thank you, Ailsa!

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Marvelous closeup photo.
    Here is my entry for the week.

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  10. mnwool says:

    Wow what a great water drops photo!

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  17. You have great close ups, love the water drops and the teddy is so sweet, poor thing. Here are my photos:

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  21. Su Leslie says:

    I love your first and second shots particularly! Here’s my contribution to the theme:

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  23. Hi Ailsa,
    Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response:

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  26. cyardin says:

    Hi Ailsa, the drops on the mushroom are amazing. Love the macro.

    Here is my go for this week. Not as macro as some of your shots, but close-up nonetheless.

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  28. Tish Farrell says:

    My close-ups, Ailsa, are all in my allotment. It’s amazing up there:

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  30. katpegimana says:

    Hi, not sure if pingback worked earlier but here’s my entry for the theme 🙂

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  35. Hello Ailsa and fellow Travel Themers. Here’s my take on this week’s Close-up challenge. Better late than never!

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  40. jillscene says:

    Ailsa, This weeks travel theme really got me thinking! And I ended up with this: Close-up with a twist!

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  42. lumar1298 says:

    Great challenge and lovely pictures… Here is my entry:

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