Saturday, 11 June 2011

Shape and Texture - I love Macro

Up close and personal!  This post is for 'I heart Macro'.  Click on the button on the right hand side to see what other people are up to.
We all what know this is, but take another look.  The pattern and colours are just beautiful.  If I crop it any more it will break into pixels, but I love to look real close.
 The pattern of the veins, and the light on the left.  Those veins in the bud on the right .....
Wow! all those different colour blues in there - and the shapes.  Looks like a purple ice cream cone on the right!
This is the original picture - before I cropped it.
Can you recognise this - looks like a group of swans having a chinwag!  Love the soft blue colour.
 Same flower - different shot .......
Beautiful Granny's Bonnet (Aquilegia) that self seeded - what a gift!
Till next time ........

16 comments:

Gaby Bee said...

These flower pictures are amazing!

Have a lovely weekend!
Gaby

Jenni said...

Gorgeous photos Val, wonderful markings on the iris and I love the 'swans' That is what I thought it was when I saw the thumbnail!
Jenni

Annette said...

Beautiful photos! Iris' have such great detail for snapping close-ups. I too, thought the thumbnail was swans!
Happy Sunday!!!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Wonderful photo's! I really must try taking pictures of the backside of the flower. Really makes for an interesting picture.

The photos of your flower cloth are wonderful too!

kimmykats said...

I was very curious too about the thumbnail. Beautiful pictures I love the detail of the Iris.

Lois Moon said...

I want to come and sit in your garden! How beautiful. I love the designs you captured on the irises.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Stunning shots - love the shots of the flowers with the veins, love those textures. I first saw the Granny's Bonnet and did think those were swans. I love all the different perspective shots this week!

Suztats said...

Beautiful pics, Val! What amazing designs and shades in a simple flower. I wish my eyes had macro lenses so I could see the minute details.

Maggi said...

Gorgeous photos Val and the white Aquilegia is stunning. It does look amazingly like swans.

Laura Twiford said...

All I can see is geese, can hardly make myself see flowers out of that still! Love it!

graygirlstudios said...

funny, I thought they were swans! great shot.

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

This is just beautiful, Val. Just as you said, the white flowers look just like swans!

Alis Clair said...

Just gorgeous pictures Val. Two of my favourite flowers too. Wonderful to get a close up - such inspiration.

Holly said...

These are beautiful shots! Iris do just lend themselves perfectly to detail shots, don't they? Chinwag, ha, love it!

Heather said...

Two of my favourite flowers Val, and I love what you have done with them.

Linda said...

Great work Val....love those swans! :-)