Macro Monday and Phoneography Challenge: Macro – Stop that Blink

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

©irene waters 2014

©irene waters 2014

© irene waters

© irene waters

Having my nephews stay with us for three weeks over the Christmas Holidays  I learnt many of their favourite ways of staving off boredom. It appeared that by far the one they preferred was the First person to blink loses. If they played against me I always lost but they were experts. Obviously much practice had gone into the art of keeping the eyes wide open. Thinking a camera close up may cause a blink I decided to do some macro shots of the eyeball of my younger nephew.

He didn’t blink.


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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19 Responses to Macro Monday and Phoneography Challenge: Macro – Stop that Blink

  1. Sherri says:

    Love this 🙂


  2. Wonderful–great subject. The composition of the last one is my favorite. We get to see just a bit more of him, not too much but just enough. Well done. Happy Phoneography Monday.


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  4. Very different and well-executed, Irene!



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  6. Steve says:

    Trying playing that game with a cat. They always win. Nice photos.


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  8. A little competition for ‘Ol Blue Eyes. Nice macros.


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  10. ~meredith says:

    Charming eyes… and freckles. How delightful!


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