Close Ups of Flowers - A Photo Gallery of Macro Photos
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.