Macro Monday: ET Phone Home

On a recent getaway to Florida with my wife (where we found record cold temperatures awaiting us instead of the warmth we were seeking), I sought out interesting subjects for macro photography. I was looking for objects that might not be all that interesting on their own, but would be unusual when photographed closeup.

Like this one, for instance. The photo doesn’t really reveal much about the subject. It looks metallic and somewhat other-worldly to me, but it doesn’t look like anything familiar.

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As it turns out, there’s really nothing extra-terrestrial about it. I doubt aliens would use English as a language or US coins for currency! Can you figure out what it is?

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The next photos aren’t macro but reveal the object for what it really is: coin operated binoculars. These binoculars were common at tourist sites everywhere when I was growing up. We found these while touring Ft Desoto park.

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It was a cold, gray day but we still found time to play around and find a few photo-ops. When I turned the binoculars around, I thought they resembled a Hollywood version of a space alien. Do you see it too, or do I just have an over-active imagination?

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This photo makes it look like they are lined up in a row, staring back at me. It may not have been as warm as I would have liked, but at least I had a good time with my camera!

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To see more close ups and macro photography, visit Macro Monday. Or submit your own photos and join in the fun at Lisa’s Chaos.

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