Macrophotography / Microphotography of Flowers & Parts of Flowers; Macrophotographic Images of Flowers

Macrophotography / Microphotography of Flowers & Parts of Flowers

Macrophotography provides us with a whole new method to enjoy the amazing world that we live in. It allows us to view a world that we cannot see with the naked eye, and it gives us the time to study and observe each and every nuance.


The photographer stated, "The Glory Lily, otherwise known as the Gloriosa Lily or Gloriosa rothschildiana (an African native), is perhaps one the most delicate and beautifully flowering climbing plants you will ever come across."
The photographer stated, "The Glory Lily, otherwise known as the Gloriosa Lily or Gloriosa rothschildiana (an African native), is perhaps one the most delicate and beautifully flowering climbing plants you will ever come across." | Source


The diagram below indicates the different flower parts that will be discussed or referenced in this article.

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Stamens of this Rock Rose appear in all their glory when highlighted by the sun!This beautiful Rock Rose exhibits a wonderful contrast of colors!The center of a Gazania always flashes a pinwheel of colors. This close-up shows just how intricately these colors are arranged.The bright red color of this Hibiscus rosa-sinensis stigma is sure to attract pollinators. The furry stigma awaits a pollinator to deposit pollen as it forages for more on the stamens below it.The thousands of stamens on this Sunflower look like an army of small bugs. After looking at this picture, it will be hard to ever view a sunflower the same again.The center of the Zinnia looks like an alien maw with appendages ready to pull you in for digestion.Macrophotography gives these buds a delicate appearance, and provides us a heavenly view while at the same time showing off a tremendous display of colors.
Stamens of this Rock Rose appear in all their glory when highlighted by the sun!
Stamens of this Rock Rose appear in all their glory when highlighted by the sun! | Source
This beautiful Rock Rose exhibits a wonderful contrast of colors!
This beautiful Rock Rose exhibits a wonderful contrast of colors! | Source
The center of a Gazania always flashes a pinwheel of colors. This close-up shows just how intricately these colors are arranged.
The center of a Gazania always flashes a pinwheel of colors. This close-up shows just how intricately these colors are arranged. | Source
The bright red color of this Hibiscus rosa-sinensis stigma is sure to attract pollinators. The furry stigma awaits a pollinator to deposit pollen as it forages for more on the stamens below it.
The bright red color of this Hibiscus rosa-sinensis stigma is sure to attract pollinators. The furry stigma awaits a pollinator to deposit pollen as it forages for more on the stamens below it. | Source
The thousands of stamens on this Sunflower look like an army of small bugs. After looking at this picture, it will be hard to ever view a sunflower the same again.
The thousands of stamens on this Sunflower look like an army of small bugs. After looking at this picture, it will be hard to ever view a sunflower the same again. | Source
The center of the Zinnia looks like an alien maw with appendages ready to pull you in for digestion.
The center of the Zinnia looks like an alien maw with appendages ready to pull you in for digestion. | Source
Macrophotography gives these buds a delicate appearance, and provides us a heavenly view while at the same time showing off a tremendous display of colors.
Macrophotography gives these buds a delicate appearance, and provides us a heavenly view while at the same time showing off a tremendous display of colors. | Source
The contrasts between the smooth parts of the flower and the fuzzy parts of the flower is something to be seen.
The contrasts between the smooth parts of the flower and the fuzzy parts of the flower is something to be seen. | Source



Flowers have so many different, unique and interesting details.

Macrophotography of flowers magically brings these details to our attention and places them in an image that we can analyze and enjoy. And flowers give us so much to enjoy – from their brightly colored petals to their small grains of pollen.


As you view the set of flowers below, observe how the colors blend into each other. Be amazed as you look at the individual pollen grains. Also look at the furry textures that are represented in the images of these pictures.

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The hairs of the Mimosa are each clearly defined in this image. A flower this beautiful probably never has a bad hair day. Macrophotography allows you to see the little dots of color on the ends.The hairy foliage of this Hypoxis glabella is easily seen with a little highlight from the sun and using macrophotography.Macrophotography displays so many different types of textures in this image. A even more close-up view is shared below.The gracious Fushcia is clearly exhibits all its glory in this image. Notice the pollen almost dripping off of the anthers.This close up view of a Rose Bud allows you to study the curves of the petals, the blending of the colors, and the different textures.This image reveals that the surfaces of this flower has texture despite its waxy appearance.Mullien: A even more close-up view is shared below.Fuchsia: The graceful lines, blending of colors and the amazing textures are revealed when looking at these flowers close-up.The furry texture of this Kangaroo Paw (Prometheus) is more easily seen through the use of macrophotography.This image of the Columbine flower shows the wonderfully wild stamen and the blending of colors and textures wonderfully.
The hairs of the Mimosa are each clearly defined in this image. A flower this beautiful probably never has a bad hair day. Macrophotography allows you to see the little dots of color on the ends.
The hairs of the Mimosa are each clearly defined in this image. A flower this beautiful probably never has a bad hair day. Macrophotography allows you to see the little dots of color on the ends. | Source
The hairy foliage of this Hypoxis glabella is easily seen with a little highlight from the sun and using macrophotography.
The hairy foliage of this Hypoxis glabella is easily seen with a little highlight from the sun and using macrophotography. | Source
Macrophotography displays so many different types of textures in this image. A even more close-up view is shared below.
Macrophotography displays so many different types of textures in this image. A even more close-up view is shared below. | Source
The gracious Fushcia is clearly exhibits all its glory in this image. Notice the pollen almost dripping off of the anthers.
The gracious Fushcia is clearly exhibits all its glory in this image. Notice the pollen almost dripping off of the anthers. | Source
This close up view of a Rose Bud allows you to study the curves of the petals, the blending of the colors, and the different textures.
This close up view of a Rose Bud allows you to study the curves of the petals, the blending of the colors, and the different textures. | Source
This image reveals that the surfaces of this flower has texture despite its waxy appearance.
This image reveals that the surfaces of this flower has texture despite its waxy appearance. | Source
Mullien: A even more close-up view is shared below.
Mullien: A even more close-up view is shared below. | Source
Fuchsia: The graceful lines, blending of colors and the amazing textures are revealed when looking at these flowers close-up.
Fuchsia: The graceful lines, blending of colors and the amazing textures are revealed when looking at these flowers close-up. | Source
The furry texture of this Kangaroo Paw (Prometheus) is more easily seen through the use of macrophotography.
The furry texture of this Kangaroo Paw (Prometheus) is more easily seen through the use of macrophotography. | Source
This image of the Columbine flower shows the wonderfully wild stamen and the blending of colors and textures wonderfully.
This image of the Columbine flower shows the wonderfully wild stamen and the blending of colors and textures wonderfully. | Source
Adapted from photo in above photo grouping.
Adapted from photo in above photo grouping. | Source
Adapted from photo in above photo grouping.
Adapted from photo in above photo grouping. | Source


When looking at this set of flowers, take time to look at the textures and colors that are unique to each flower.


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The contrast of colors on this flower is wonderful. Gerbera Daisy:  Look at all the different lines, colors and textures that are enhanced by light.The colorful veining of this Pinks is brought to life when viewed this closely.Beautiful colors and lines are exhibited by this image of a Gerbera Daisy.Purple Clematis: Notice the delicate stamens and the dark blue veining of the petals.Purple ThistleThis opening Rose bud displays a wonderful swirl of color.Look at the textures and colors of this unique flower.Look at the detail of the pollen grains!The dark veining on this petunia provides beauty that is often overlooked unless magnified.
The contrast of colors on this flower is wonderful.
The contrast of colors on this flower is wonderful. | Source
Gerbera Daisy:  Look at all the different lines, colors and textures that are enhanced by light.
Gerbera Daisy: Look at all the different lines, colors and textures that are enhanced by light. | Source
The colorful veining of this Pinks is brought to life when viewed this closely.
The colorful veining of this Pinks is brought to life when viewed this closely. | Source
Beautiful colors and lines are exhibited by this image of a Gerbera Daisy.
Beautiful colors and lines are exhibited by this image of a Gerbera Daisy. | Source
Purple Clematis: Notice the delicate stamens and the dark blue veining of the petals.
Purple Clematis: Notice the delicate stamens and the dark blue veining of the petals. | Source
Purple Thistle
Purple Thistle | Source
This opening Rose bud displays a wonderful swirl of color.
This opening Rose bud displays a wonderful swirl of color. | Source
Look at the textures and colors of this unique flower.
Look at the textures and colors of this unique flower. | Source
Look at the detail of the pollen grains!
Look at the detail of the pollen grains! | Source
The dark veining on this petunia provides beauty that is often overlooked unless magnified.
The dark veining on this petunia provides beauty that is often overlooked unless magnified. | Source


This set of images provides a close-up of flowers in all their glory. Take time to study each image, noticing the reflections in the drops of water, the shape of individual pollen grains, and the delicate flower parts that are featured in this group of photographs.


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Inside this tulip you can see pollen and a single water drop.The stamens in this Amaryllis are crowned with pollen.Be sure to click on this one to view a larger image. The details of this flower brighten and intensify.The water droplets add an interesting allure to this already beautiful image.Be sure and look at the water droplets on this image, especially the perfectly circular drops resting in the heart of this flower.Bee Dust: the details of this pollen are displayed in all their glory in this image.The underside of a black and yellow Petunia is accented with tiny hairs when viewed through macrophotography.The Toad Lily blooms for a very short period of time in the spring. The spots on its petals make for a very interesting appearance that can appreciated so much more when observed in an enlarged image such as this one.The Spider Wort is a very tiny flower. The the use of macrophotography, details of this flower become more apparent, and even more stunning.
Inside this tulip you can see pollen and a single water drop.
Inside this tulip you can see pollen and a single water drop. | Source
The stamens in this Amaryllis are crowned with pollen.
The stamens in this Amaryllis are crowned with pollen. | Source
Be sure to click on this one to view a larger image. The details of this flower brighten and intensify.
Be sure to click on this one to view a larger image. The details of this flower brighten and intensify. | Source
The water droplets add an interesting allure to this already beautiful image.
The water droplets add an interesting allure to this already beautiful image. | Source
Be sure and look at the water droplets on this image, especially the perfectly circular drops resting in the heart of this flower.
Be sure and look at the water droplets on this image, especially the perfectly circular drops resting in the heart of this flower. | Source
Bee Dust: the details of this pollen are displayed in all their glory in this image.
Bee Dust: the details of this pollen are displayed in all their glory in this image. | Source
The underside of a black and yellow Petunia is accented with tiny hairs when viewed through macrophotography.
The underside of a black and yellow Petunia is accented with tiny hairs when viewed through macrophotography. | Source
The Toad Lily blooms for a very short period of time in the spring. The spots on its petals make for a very interesting appearance that can appreciated so much more when observed in an enlarged image such as this one.
The Toad Lily blooms for a very short period of time in the spring. The spots on its petals make for a very interesting appearance that can appreciated so much more when observed in an enlarged image such as this one. | Source
The Spider Wort is a very tiny flower. The the use of macrophotography, details of this flower become more apparent, and even more stunning.
The Spider Wort is a very tiny flower. The the use of macrophotography, details of this flower become more apparent, and even more stunning. | Source


The flower images below were provided for viewing more closely. By clicking on the image, a larger image will be provided for you to view the flower more closely. Enjoy the journey!


The the flower of the wondering Wandering Jew featured below is viewed in all of its glory. Notice the striations on the stamens.


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The photographer shared that this flower was the size of a quarter, and had titled the photo, "Irresistible Towers".
The photographer shared that this flower was the size of a quarter, and had titled the photo, "Irresistible Towers". | Source
The pollen is so visible in the macrophotography of this cactus flower.
The pollen is so visible in the macrophotography of this cactus flower. | Source

The dandelion below exhibits with amazing clarity both hard and soft textures. Notice the holes left behind when the little parachuted seed is released for dispersion. Notice also the barbs at the base off the parachute where the seed is encased, helping it to catch and attach once it has landed somewhere.

This image provides a great comparison between soft elements and hard elements.
This image provides a great comparison between soft elements and hard elements. | Source
Adapted from above photo: This image shows the barbs on the end of the little parachutes. The holes remaining after the little parachute's release is a treat revealed through the use of macrophotography.
Adapted from above photo: This image shows the barbs on the end of the little parachutes. The holes remaining after the little parachute's release is a treat revealed through the use of macrophotography.
The ovary of this flower takes on a very alien appearance when viewed this closely.
The ovary of this flower takes on a very alien appearance when viewed this closely. | Source
Adapted from above photo
Adapted from above photo
An amazing capture of the moisture on the tiny hairs on the lily stamen. See close-up below.
An amazing capture of the moisture on the tiny hairs on the lily stamen. See close-up below. | Source
Adapted using above image.
Adapted using above image.
The use of marcophotography and the striking black background bring this orchid image to like, bursting with detail and color.
The use of marcophotography and the striking black background bring this orchid image to like, bursting with detail and color. | Source

In conclusion ... Macrophotograpy of Flowers

This completes our macrophotography of flowers. Macrophotography opens up a whole new door in the world of flowers - a world of colors, textures and beauty.

I hope you have enjoyed this journey through macrophotography and will join me again:


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Comments: "Macrophotography / Microphotography of Flowers & Parts of Flowers; 52 Macrophotographic Images of Flowers" 20 comments

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davenmidtown 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

If I were a bee... I'd be in heaven!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

I can't ask for a better compliment than that, davenmidtown. Thank you very much!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Chin chin 5 years ago from Philippines

Really beautiful pictures, homesteadbound. There's so much to appreciate in God's creation. Thanks for sharing.

I really would like to do macro photography, too. But we still don't have the special lens needed for our DSLR. For now, I can do a little of that using my point and shoot camera.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi homesteadbound! amazing hub and loved all the flower pictures! absolute delight

-carrie


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Wonderful way to look at flowers! Thanks for this awesome collection of true beauty and interest.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Chin chin - I seemed to have lost my thumb drive where I have stored many of my pictures. I hope to eventually maybe include some of my photos but I don't have the special lens either.

I hope you can get yours soon. My camera does not allow me to add an additional lens. So I don't even have to think about wanting it.

Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

carriethomson - So glad that the pictures delighted you. They really are pretty. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

gypsy willow - so glad you enjoyed the journey through the flower garden with me. So good to see you, hope to see you again!


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Chasing Riley 5 years ago from Los Angeles

The photos are beautiful and I like the way you highlight different aspects of the flowers with your captions. The moisture on the hairs of the lily stamen was amazing. The detail with this macrophotography is so cool. Have you tried taking photos like this?


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hello, Chasing Riley! I have taken some close up pictures that I may eventually post, if I can find the drive I stored them on. But i do not have a macro lens. They are really cool though aren't they?

Thanks for stopping by, and for commenting. I am pleased that you are enjoying them.


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tamaghna 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

hey really nice macro..just loved....i have uploaded few macros of flower..check them out on my hub...i hope you will like them..would love to hear from you...have a nice day.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

tamaghna - Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying all these beautiful pictures. It was good to see!


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photostudiosupply 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

Very beautiful hub with so pretty images. Good job homesteadbound!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

photostudiosupply - I am pleased that you enjoyed this hub. There really were some good images taken by some very talented photographers.


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photostudiosupply 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

Very nice hub with lots of beautiful flowers pics. Good job, Chasing Riley!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Glad you enjoyed it!


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LuisEGonzalez 3 years ago from Miami, Florida

Really beautiful images. Macro is one of my favorite techniques


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks so much LuisEGonzlaez.


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poetryman6969 19 months ago

Love the super close up beautiful photos.

Voted up.


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homesteadbound 14 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks, poetryman6969.

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