Some Flowers Captured In Macro Mode
Unique Tropical Orange and Blue Flower
Rich or Deep Pink Colored Zinnia
Pink Peppermint Stick Zinnia Flower
Flowers and Macro Photography
Macro photography has been something that I am learning more about a lot in the last few months. I have a new camera, a Nikon D5100 that I just love. Of all the first lenses to purchase besides the one that came with the kit, the kit lens, I opted to save up and buy a Nikon AF-S, Micro Nikkor 105mm lens.
I deliberated for a time over this, and talked at length with the salesperson on which is best for what I wanted to do. What you see here is some of my work, without a tripod. I just don't like using a tripod, but there is really no way around it. This last Christmas my younger son purchased a nice tripod for me. As the weather warms, I look forward to using that more! That will be a whole lesson in itself.
This hub is dedicated to some flowers I captured with my new lens, and my regular kit lens as well, with my new DSLR camera. As many know, I absolutely love flowers. They are one of my favorite subjects. Thus, the perfect topic for this hub. I hope you enjoy.
Photos of Flowers in Macro and Close Up Photography
Photo 1 - This is a picture of a unique tropical flower. It is like a bright orange or coral color with blue tips, almost a purple or periwinkle in color. They are bulbous, and quite interesting. I thought it was a lot of fun. I had never seen anything quite like it, especially not close up.
Photos 2 & 3 - These are both zinnias. The first one is like a magenta or deep pink or purple color. I like how the sun cast a shadow within the petals. Click on these to see them a bit larger, as they are on the side there. The second zinnia is a peppermint stick zinnia. There are flecks of red or deeper pink on the bubblegum pink color in the petals. Those are lots of fun to grow. The zinnias are for the butterflies that I love to have come around.
Photo 4 - Trio of pretty clusters of delicate purple flowers. I love how these are lined up, and the trio is nice, some out of focus, with the middle more in focus. Simple but almost my favorite for some reason.
Photo 5 - Coral or red begonia blooms. These couple of blooms are an example of how the end product is larger than the size these are in real life. It is what I love about this kind of photography macro or close up. You can see the "finish" or satin like feel of the petals, and the yellow centers come a little closer into view so we can see them.
Photo 6 - Little purple flowers with a lot of creamy white in their interior. It is like they are mostly white with purple splashed on. I love these unique little flowers also. As I learn more about the names, I will post them also.
Photo 7 - Water lily, not fully opened yet. My husband found this one for me at the Colorado Botanical Garden, and showed me as I was looking around in their conservatory there. I love the simple design of these flowers.
** I hope these photos brought some flowers a little bit closer into view for your enjoyment. Thanks for looking at some of my photos.