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Close Ups of Flowers - A Photo Gallery of Macro Photos

Updated on November 25, 2011
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Macro Photos of Flowers

Looking at photos of flowers is something I have always enjoyed. Seeing them up close in macro photography over the years, I have been amazed at what other photographers could do with a macro lens. Now, macro photography is a growing hobby for me. While I have enjoyed looking at others work, I have not until more recently been able to enjoy it myself. There is much to learn in macro photography, but its a subject I am eager to learn all I can, as I truly love nature, flowers and butterflies and insects to the degree I do. Thus the journey continues.

Flowers in Photos

Photo 1 - This is a yellow cone flower, and the stems are so narrow I had to double check this. Its a unique cone flower, not one I see very often. Its the kind the used to grow native on the prairies. The familiar cone in the middle is a dead give away if nothing else. I love the simplicity and beauty of such flowers.

Photo 2 - A red rose after a rain shower. I love roses, and always have. I miss being able to grow certain varieties like we could in California sometimes. Still, I enjoy them often in photos and in gardens where others grow them. I also love the ones that do grow well in the Midwest. I especially love the very fragrant roses.

Photo 3 - This is an orchid, and not a very large one. If you click on these photos, you can see them up close, in a larger view usually. This one is a little work of art. Orchids are amazing to me.

Photo 4 - Purple cone flower also known as Echinacea. Very beautiful, the butterflies and bees love it and humanity benefits from its healing properties that come from the roots usually. At one point it was getting almost over harvested, but that seems to be turning around now if I am not mistaken.

Photo 5 - Here you see the stamens of the inside of a deep red colored tiger lily. I love that a whole new world seems to open up a bit more clearly with macro photography. Very interesting things happen in very tiny places in nature so often!

Photo 6 - This bright, light, yellow dahlia has curling petals that give it its unique design. I have yet to grow these, but its on my list of gardening items I want to grow.

Photo 7 & 8 - Two different kinds of asters here. Number 7 has a deep richer color, while the lighter pink one has a happy visitor on it! I love capturing bees, butterflies or other little insects on plants and flowers. The asters grow well here in the Midwest naturally. A great, even if simple flower that adds a lot to a garden.

Photo 9 - This is a rather large begonia bloom. I am not used to seeing these kinds of blooms from a begonia but this one was really healthy and "happy." I love begonias, as they are pretty tough at times, real survivors. They can add a lot of color and shine with with their waxy, shiny leaves as well.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Gifted Grandma, I understand what you are talking about actually! I have so many photos, but am trying to take less and more of what I really really want. Life and nature are just so beautiful, its no wonder that we want to capture it.

      Now the seasons for really capturing more flowers is back! Have a great spring.

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      GiftedGrandma 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks Oceansnsunsets...I have so many it is hard to choose from. My poor computer groans when I download more into my photo albums. I've over 14,000 now..way to many photos to back up onto anything :o)

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Precy Anza, I am so glad you enjoyed looking at my flowers! I loved taking the photos, its a true joy for me, and it makes me very happy when others enjoy seeing flowers so close up as well.

      You inspire me to keep on taking more, which is funny as I was doing some of that earlier today. Thanks again, and have a great evening! :)

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Enjoyed looking! These are all beautiful photos! Inspiring! :)

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Nurfninja, Thank you! :) So glad you stopped by.

      Hyphenbird, thank you so much. Macro is indeed a whole new world, and its a joy to see the things close up. Often, I see something more that my eye didn't see on its own until I really look more in depth. Glad you stopped by. Pentax makes a great camera, and I hope that sometime you get your macro lens. Would love to see what you do with it. :)

      Stephanie, I LOVE Georgia O'Keefe! Thank you very much for stopping by and for your comment. You made my day. :)

      Gifted Grandma, I hope you will do a hub on your own close ups, I love to see them and see others work as well. I hear you, about the time. I need more of it also, for all my own ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

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      GiftedGrandma 6 years ago from USA

      Close ups are one of my favorites. Hmmmm maybe I should do a hub on some of mine :o) Time time time so many ideas whirl in my head that don't come to fruition.

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      Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

      Beautiul, artistic and stunning macro photographs of flowers! The close up of the tiger lily reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting!

      Voted up across the board!

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Mecro photography is something I have always wanted to do myself. I have a great film Pentax and the lenses but need a digital macro. To see an item so close up brings an entirely new perspective to it. You have honored these lovely flowers by exposing their personality.

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      Nurfninja 6 years ago from Earth

      That is sooo pretty!! What a great photographer you are!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thanks Mary! You made my day, and you are too kind with your words, but I am very thankful that you enjoy what you have been seeing. Thanks for your visit and votes. :)

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      I was hoping to see another of your beautiful Hubs! I think you are a professional and you're just too modest. I especially like the bee you caught on the flower. You got pretty close to him! Voted this UP and beautiful. If you don't win in this category, I'll be surprised!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      NMLady, thank you! Glad you shared what was your favorite as well. You brought a smile to my face, and so glad you stopped by. :)

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      NMLady 6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      Wow. Photo 8 is my favorite.