Up close to a few of the flowers in the garden, indoors and out
Marja-Leena | 25/07/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks
What an exquisite collection of blossoms. You captured the essence of flowers so well I can almost feel the sunshine on my petals too. For the cost of just a little attention they bring so much beauty into our lives.
Beautiful pictures, above and below!
Fine photos for the middle of the summer. I gather it is now. From the pics I think maybe you've gotten on the better side of cool summer by now.
My husband, son and his daughter are back home again, and they did need sweaters and all when they went hiking on the Coast range mountains yet in the beginning of July. The 8-yr old girl was flabbergasted by the huge trees, but walked as well as adults did.
Just recently I got some pics from our friend from alpine meadow colors.
I don't have a camera that would take such close-ups, but so I am found in the courtyard and on my shore bike trips gazing as close as possible into the flowers.
Soon the rasberries should be ripe.
Susan, thanks. I could not imagine a life without flowers, and growing my own gives such pleasure.
Dick, thanks so much!
Marjatta, after a late start to summer we had almost three weeks of very hot and dry weather. We've since had some very heavy rains and cool temperatures but now we are back to summer. Your family's holiday sounds spectacular - I hope they took photos for you.
For very close up photos, I have extension lenses for my camera, which are cheaper but not as good as real macro lenses. Then again, I'm not a very skilled photographer.
I've never seen an orchid like that white one. It is a beauty.
Marianna, actually it is a mini-hoya. The cluster is only about an inch across, with eight flowers on one little stem. I was quite thrilled how the picture turned out, making it so mysterious, and yes, I see why you'd think it an orchid at this scale.
Oh, those are delicious--and you could just as well have called this post "texture." Interesting that you love the "frail duration of a flower" as much as the ancient, the decaying...
Wow, what gorgeous photographs! It's fascinating to see the similarities between all of these recent posts - the way your interest and love of texture comes across in such different subjects, and different scales. I rally like the rusty can images too, and your experiments make me think more deeply about aspects of my own work. Thank you!
I keep telling Jerry that I want a macro lens. What great pics.
Marly, thanks, they are all part of the mystical cycle of life, aren't they? The joy of colour and amazing shapes in nature balance out the dark side, hmm?
Beth, thank you for your insightful and lovely observations - I think you've opened my eyes even more in seeing these relationships.
Anne, with your beautiful and colourful garden, you would have a great deal of fun with macro photography. If cost is an issue, you might look into extension lenses, which is what I use.
These are so gorgeous! I love how in macro the flower bits sometimes look like tiny aliens.Such an amazingly creative planet we live on with its myriad of beautiful lifeforms and objects.
Leslee, thanks. Yes, the macro world is quite amazing is changing what we think we see.