Thursday, March 1, 2012

Flowers!

When I first bought my macro lens, I spent a lot of time crawling around outside, photographing flowers.  I am sure my neighbors wonder about me (and not just because of that!), but I think there is something absolutely amazing about flowers.  I still photograph them close-up whenever I can - the last time I was in a restaurant!

Hens & chicks from the planter on my deck

Lenten Rose from my back flower garden

Yellow rose from my rose garden

Pink Rose outside my bedroom window

 Dandelion from the front yard...not supposed to be there!

Dahlia from a vase at the restaurant

Dahlia converted to black and white


 
Linking to This or That Thursday.

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely macro shots, Linda! I love the Dahlia! They are all very beautiful. Have a great day!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Oooo the dandelion shot!! Happy March 1st Linda!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree Linda, flowers are one of the most interesting things to shoot in macro because of the complexity of their petal arrangements and centre heads. These are gorgeous examples, believe it or not as an image I love the dandelion a lot!

Jan n Jer said...

Yep...I agree also...can't wait to start taking flower shots! Spring is coming real soon!!! One day I will get a macro lens...but for now I get as close as possible...like you..I lay on the ground sometimes and I'm sure the neighbors think I'm a little nuts!
Nice photos Linda!

TexWisGirl said...

really nice set! you do really well with them!

EG Wow said...

Don't worry about what the neighbours think! They need to be worrying about what YOU think! (kidding!)

I crawl around with my macro lens too. Isn't that what you're supposed to do? ;)

tinajo said...

Looks great, I love close-ups! :-)

Heather said...

These are beautiful! I want a macro lens so bad.

Dianna said...

Very nice - I think the hens and chicks is my favorite.

Cathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your macro photos. I am looking at macro lenses now. What kind of camera do you have?? Cathy

Nadege, said...

I love the waterdrops on the dandelion and the gorgeous yellow rose. Beautiful macros.

Emily said...

Beautiful shots! I LOVE the detail of the dandelion shot and the softness of the black and white. Thank you for sharing! I have a link up called Tones on Tuesday I would love if you joined.

Pam said...

Love these! I miss my hens and chicks...used to have a ton of them in my garden.

Elaine A. said...

I need (or want) a macro lens! I love taking close-ups of flowers and nature too. I really like that second one. So unique!

gtyyup said...

Your macro skills are awesome!! LOVE the B&W dandelion...very cool!