Weekly Photo Challenge: Using Scale with Macros

When I’m travelling and see an unusual plant I try to remember to add a sense of scale to at least one of my shots. Here are two interesting fungi, one is tiny and the other huge.

Indian Pipe flower (also known as Corpse Flower) seen on a Cheakamus Lake hike in British Columbia.
corpse flower seen on Cheakamus Lake hike And in Malaysia, the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia, is about four feet across. So this isn’t really a macro shot, merely a close-up. The Rafflesia is a type of fungus or mushroom, and reeks of rotten meat in order to attract flies. From its stench it should have been the one called ‘Corpse Flower’, and taking a photo this close was quite the olfactory experience.
the prize, a giant RafflesiaAdding some scale to the Indian Pipe flower.
Indian Pipe flower seen on Cheakamus Lake hike Adding some scale to the Rafflesia.Jungle trek: the giant Rafflesia More of Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

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