Flower Close-Ups

I was inspired by the flowers in our front garden and pulled out my macro lens.  I haven’t used this one for a while, so it was fun to experiment with it again.  This lens lets me get really close and shows details not normally seen.

Some of them, I don’t know what they are, like this one.  Of course, they look so different when focusing on a single blossom like this.

Hosta blossoms are never seen as a single flower, but rather in groups.

Single Hosta Blossom
Single Hosta Blossom

 

Another Single Hosta
Another Single Hosta

 

Three Hosta Blossoms
Three Hosta Blossoms

A pair of coneflowers

Coneflower Top
Coneflower Top

 

Coneflower Side
Coneflower Side

The macro lens lets me choose the precise focus point and blurs the rest of the image.

Daisy
Daisy

I love zinnias.  These two are very different.

Zinnia
Zinnia

 

Zinnia Side and Bottom
Zinnia Side and Bottom

I focused on the stamen of the lily.

Day Lily
Day Lily

 

Day Lily Side
Day Lily Side

Again, hydrangeas form large clumps of blossoms, not single flowers, but I focused in on a single blossom.

Hydrangea
Hydrangea

This small bee stood quite still for me as I photographed it.

Hydrangea with Bee
Hydrangea with Bee

I hope to take more blossom photos

2 thoughts on “Flower Close-Ups

  1. Very pretty, Mark. Have you ever used a vintage lens or a lensbaby lens? You can get some very nice in camera effects some of those.

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