Up Close and Personal With a Strawberry Calix

There were a couple of strawberry calyces (caps) in the sink this morning and I got the idea that they might make for some good pictures. It’s a sunny day, so I took one of them out to the stoop where I photographed it using a macro attachment.

A bit of strawberry ‘meat’ attached to the calyx, I thought, made it look weirdly interesting.

Unbeknownst to me, an ant had come to check the cap out and popped out from behind as I was shooting.

To show some perspective, I placed a dime in a couple of the shots.

I’ll say nothing else and let the pictures speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy.

Most of the pictures were taken with the attachment on a 40-100mm zoom lens at different focal lengths, a couple with a 40mm prime. The camera set to Aperture Priority at f/22, and an ISO of 400