Not my usual macro subject (i.e., flowers). I took this one to put up on eBay, but I'm happy with the lighting effect on this silver proof coin in a plastic mount. A small incandescent, low from the side really helped to contrast the mirror finish on the coin.
This Ukrainian 10 hryvnia coin depicts
a Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo). It is one out of only 3,000 coins of this denomination
This is probably my good-bye to a coin that I've had for the past ten years. What I make from its sale will go towards a Canon lens that I now have the hots for.
Update Oct. 17: can't believe it didn't sell. There's no accounting for taste, I guess.