Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500.

Apparently some of you read Monday's post on using a droplet of water as a macro lens, because I've been receiving lovely cell-phone macros all week. Here are a few:

Laptop LCD pixels, by Aaron Halpern

Mobile Macro, by Scott Marshall

Salt, by Matt Oss

Mexican money, by Carlos Ernesto Muñoz

This image, by Stephanie Davidson, used hand sanitizer instead of water. Wow- crisp! I might have to try that.