Sunday, September 3, 2017

Macro Shots in the Garden

This is about the best time of year to get some interesting close-up macro shots in the garden.  The plants in bloom now simply look interesting up close.  It was a beautiful day, so out I went for a quick walk around the garden with my camera.

The bright orange Ligularia has one of the most complex little flower centres.

A spiky Purple Coneflower.

The dark brown centre of a Brown-eyed Susan is hard to photograph, but there's a spiral pattern there in the centre.

The 8 foot tall Cutleaf Coneflower has a neat little cap at the centre of each bloom.

Garlic Chives has a circle of tiny white blooms, forming a neat triangle before they open.

I like the uneven corrupated centre of the Helenium.

Those yellow flowers all look red or orange when viewed from underneath.

And I'll have more to say about this little beastie in a day or two, but the seed head of the Yellow Clematis is quite striking!

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14 comments:

  1. Nice pics! At least you still have blooming flowers. All ours have burned up in the relentless heat. No rain all summer....and two wildfires started up yesterday in some of my favorite hiking trails in the Gorge. Can it be winter already?

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  2. Your final photo is my favourite.Seed heads have their own beauty as well, great macro shots.

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  3. Love those macro shots of the flowers, so much detail.

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  4. Your photos are beautiful! Coneflowers are favorites of mine, too. Love the Clematis seed head!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Up close and personal with the blooms shows much beauty, FG.

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  6. Hello, beautiful blooms and lovely macro shots. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  7. Your camera/photographer connection is wonderful! I can't help but wonder if Mrs. FG could have got a picture of you up on the ladder to take the pix of the 8' coneflower! :)

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  8. Wonderful macro shots! I love that last one, it is a very interesting beastie, indeed. :-)

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  9. gorgeous, isn't mother nature amazing!!

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  10. Marvelous floral macro shots ~ great colors and my favorite is the last one ~ such beauty!

    (A Shutterbug Explores)

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  11. Oh these are great shots. Favorite is the cone flower!!

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  12. Beautiful. I noticed my clematis is setting seeds for the first time ever. It's very attractive.

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