the macro lens shines a bold light on hidden worlds in the garden. i went out this morning and was hypnotized by all the natural shades of neon.
the very top shots are flowers from a lush spreading succulent. i also looked through my camera's eye into the ephiphyllums, poor man's orchid, geranium, hibiscus, and a hidden jasmine vine just beginning to creep upward.
waving out the window to you from moss cottage…
Holly Hudson says
i love macro photos & the wee lens i have for my iPhone….
it MAKES me slow down. i have to find the lens in my pocket…
put it on the phone….fiddle with flower/leaf/item in terms of
my clunky-self…it takes time, but the results make me so happy
and most of grateful that I took the time to photograph my flower/leaf/item
Magnificent colors! Punched me in the face this morning! Loved it!
Linda J Miller says
Beautiful. I think of Georgia O’Keefe when I look at those beautiful photos. I just got back from a magical 4 1/2 days in Reykjavik, Iceland. Loved it!
Marcia G. says
I love how those really close up shots reveal the tiny little hairs on the flowers that are very difficult to see with the naked eye. It’s just a whole other world, eh? I have taken a few pictures like that and discovered tiny little ants inside the plant that I never noticed until I snapped a really close up shot.
Speaking of another world, we leave on Thursday for two weeks in France! Our first stop on Friday afternoon is Giverny and on to Rouen for the next couple of days. More in Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley and then back to Paris for four nights. I looked back at some of your pictures in Paris just to whet my appetite for all things French! I can’t wait. We are traveling with our best traveling buds, my niece (who is more like my younger sister) and her husband. We travel with them a good bit and it is always a blast. Good times, good memories. And this time it’s in France. Pinch me, I am dreaming! 🙂
Mary Ann Moss says
get the heck outta here! i would be delighted and i can’t wait to see it.
YES x 1000
Kathy Wipff says
A superb explosion of color! Macro photos make fabulous paintings. Give it a try!
Re the comment from Deborah Pierro of Bensalem PA about wildflowers blooming just now. I’m an L.A. girl like you and alas our wildflowers have mostly been and gone. Sniff! I used to be able to keep the one’s in my yard a little longer, but with no water…
Still, wouldn’t trade where I live. Learning about drought tolerant options is quite entertaining. And I don’t mean cactus.
Kelli Rootes says
Beautiful photos Mary Ann! The colours are amazing! We’ve had sunflowers blooming at the moment so I’ve been taking photos of those! Great job!
Deborah A. Pierro says
I’m waving back, Mary Ann! Your garden photos are gorgeous. Thanks for sending them. When my wildflower garden starts blooming, I’ll post those pics on my blog. There are pics from last year on my Pinterest board entitled Flowers and Gardens. We’ll see what pops up this season. Best to you from Bensalem, PA …
Susie LaFond says
all I got is one word for ya WOW!!!!!!
Caroline Berk says
Love that macro lens and the use you make of it. Would you mind my using one or more of these photos for the basis of a painting? You would be noted as photographer. And I will still like you even if you say that you would rather I didn’t!
Judy H. says
Wowza! I sincerely hope you are doing some macro-sketches to record that color explosion! Gorgeous!
Breathtakingly beautiful! Happy Monday! 😀
So beautiful! I love macro, up close and personal flowers. Thanks.
Mary Ann Moss says
i have a micro nikkor 60 mm 1:2.8G AF-S lens. the flowers are so otherworldly up close. have fun!
Lovely. And wasn’t it a beautiful day in So. CA today. I love the pictures of your garden.
Your macro photography is great, I love all the detail it reveals. Can you share what size lens you use? I am going to give floral macro photography a try, but I need a lens. Thanx for the inspiration.