Posts from the ‘Flowers’ category

Spring has sprung!

Yes, at long last the weather has turned and today is the first day of daylight saving where the clocks have gone forward so it feels even more like we have turned that wintry corner.  For me, work starts to get busy, as does the garden and it’s macro lens time!   These two images were taken very early yesterday morning.  Click in twice for more details 🙂

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An ornamental pear blossom. Hand held.

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Wild garlic. Hand held.

Fractals in a Flower….

I haven’t had any time to go out and about with the camera of late and so another macro – this time of a Protea flower and also my entry for the 25th Monochrome Madness Challenge which is diligently curated by Leanne Cole.  Do check out the post (published Wednesday mornings AEST).  As always I was drawn to the pattern in this beautiful bloom with it’s incredible ‘fluffy’ texture and nature doing what she does best 🙂

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Click in for a detailed view.

 

The Orchid’s Lure…

On Friday, another visit to my favourite florist (Flowers in a Vase) resulted in me coming home with this beautiful orchid bloom (amongst some other specimens!). I believe it is a genus of the Lady Slipper family  (Paphiopedilum).  I found it both beautiful and wondrous – the insect falls down into the ‘lip’ and it’s only means of escape is a single ‘ladder’ of hairs which leads directly to the flower’s reproductive parts – amazing!   I would love to see what this would look like in UV 🙂

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Taken using natural light. Please click in for a detailed view

Glowing Gorse…

Yesterday was an extra post because of the excitement of the snow 😛  This morning saw one of the hardest frosts I have seen in years so I was out before sunrise to capture the magical ice crystals – I wasn’t disappointed 🙂 This is a little Gorse bloom (considered a noxious weed here in Australia) with a wonderful covering of frost, backlit from the rising sun – click in for more detail.

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Handheld at sunrise

Feathers in a flower…

Today I visited a new florist (Flowers in a Vase) and spent some time drooling over various stems and flowers.  I came away with a few different specimens which I spent the afternoon photographing with the macro lens 🙂  Here is the first, a type of Protea which is native to South Africa but apparently grows quite happily here in Australia.

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Taken using natural light

Wake up little sleepy head…

The onset of spring has made me feel like a little kid in a sweet shop – everywhere I look there are flowers or buds I want to make images of.  I have a current fascination with members of the daisy family that open and close with the rhythm of the sun.  This little daisy hadn’t as yet had the full benefit of the sun and its warmth as was taken early in the morning…

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Click to see more detail

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