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Some Flowers Captured In Macro Mode

Updated on February 24, 2012

Unique Tropical Orange and Blue Flower

Photo 1 - Orange and Purple Bulbous flower
Photo 1 - Orange and Purple Bulbous flower | Source

Rich or Deep Pink Colored Zinnia

Photo 2 - The color almost reminds me of a purple or magenta.  This last summer I grew several of this color.
Photo 2 - The color almost reminds me of a purple or magenta. This last summer I grew several of this color. | Source

Pink Peppermint Stick Zinnia Flower

Photo 3 - Peppermint Stick Zinnia Flower Photo
Photo 3 - Peppermint Stick Zinnia Flower Photo | Source

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.

Trio of purple flower clusters close up

Photo 4 - Sweet little purple flowers in a cluster.
Photo 4 - Sweet little purple flowers in a cluster. | Source

Close up of red tinted begonia flowers

Photo 5
Photo 5 | Source

Delictate purple/white flowers close up

Photo 6
Photo 6 | Source

Little Water Lily bud still half closed

Photo 7
Photo 7 | Source


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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Homesteadbound, thank you for your comment and visit to my hub, I really appreciate it!

      Hello Qudsia, Thank you very much! So glad you stopped by. :)

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Melanie, thank you. I think its great you got a macro lens too, and aren't they fun?! I know I will have even more fun as I get used to using my tripod more. I am just not used to it, but they make such great light ones now, and that can be so compact. I love to just run and go, but need to learn that art of slowing down and taking more time. The results as you say, will be amazing all the more. That is the stuff that will make it even more fun.

      So happy you stopped by, and I thank you for your comment. :)

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      Melanie Kowalczyk 5 years ago

      Great shots...I also bought a macro lens recently and although it is a true challenge, the tripod is necessary, the results are amazing..

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Lesley, thanks for your comments, and I am glad to know others that also like to take photos of flowers and enjoy macro photography. I look forward to learning a lot more in the future, and having fun with my tripod. Glad you stopped by and left a comment, I appreciate it.

      Hi Imogen French, I am so glad you left a comment, thank you! The macro lens is a fun thing, but you have to get it just so in the focusing, which I am learning so much about. I can't wait to do more in the future. Thanks for viewing and commenting. :)

      Hello Fennelseed, Thanks for letting me know your favorites here. I often notice now the outer petals or the parts where the bud opens up. Often, there is a nice pattern or design thee, and it can be so neat. Thank you for your comment and visit here, I really appreciate it.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello SgBrown, thank you very much! I am glad to know of another flower lover out there! :) My daffodils are trying to bloom, but its still fairly early for them. Thank you for your votes, visit and comment, it is much appreciated.

      Janie, thank you so much. I am like you too, when I do get to taking pictures. My favorite things are out in nature though, but I need to explore more with all kinds of other things. As I have more time perhaps, I can do more. What you said about macro photos, I agree with. It kind of opens up the tinier places in the world, so we can get a better glimpse. Thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate it.

      Paralegalpro, thank you for your comment, and I am so glad you liked the colors and photos. These kinds of photos help to hold me over till spring can get here, but I hear you, and it makes me want to get out in it again! I would love to see some of your photos too if you end up sharing them once you do get outdoors. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This is beautiful. I love close up photos and you have some beauties here.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Stunning flower photography, I love these, particularly your favourite, the trio of purple flowers, though I love the water lilly bud too, and in capturing it partly opened we get to see the beautiful colour and pattern in the outer 'bud' petals. Lovely work, my votes to you.

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      Imogen French 5 years ago from Southwest England

      Beautiful pictures - it's amazing to be able to capture such detail with these lovely clear close-ups. I think you have invested well with your macro lens!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A fabulous hub and beautiful photos, I too love taking photos of flowers, macro photography is so exciting!

      Voting up and beautiful and sharing.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      paralegalpro 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos. Such incredible colors. Makes me wish spring would come a little sooner so I could get outside with my camera. Thanks for sharing.

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      JanieLynnphotogra 5 years ago from Seeley Lake

      I am also a lover of flowers and flower photography. Unfortunately I live in Montana and this time of year is very hard to find them unless you go to the local flower shop :)... You have so very very nice shots here and did an excellent job. Macro is great for showing and makes for astounding photos. I still need some work on it myself. I sometimes find myself all over the place with subjects because I love photography so much and lately I just haven't had a lot of time for shooting. I appreciate your article and thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures!!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Beautiful hub! I love to photography flowers also. You have done an excellent job here! I can't wait for spring! My daffodils are blooming, and I was out taking pictures of them yesterday. I look forward to seeing more of your photographs. Voted this up and beautiful! :)