Sunday, 17 July 2011

I love Macro Sunday

I have a book by Linda Ravenscroft called 'How to draw and paint Fairyland', and in it she suggests the study of nature, to find their habitat, and flowers to fill it, to take photographs etc. for inspiration. She also suggests looking at flowers from a different angle.
Well, take the humble Nasturtium for instance.  These are growing in my hanging basket - what beautiful shapes they are from the back.  This one reminds me of a humming bird .....
and the colours are so pure.
Mother Nature has gone a bit wild with her paintbrush on this one .....
 and this one .....
but the symmetry in the centre of this one if just amazing.   I just love using my macro button - I then get time to have a drool over all the detail I can't really see/notice with my naked eye!
Till next time ......

12 comments:

Heather said...

What a lot we miss in our busy lives. I've enjoyed taking time to enjoy the detail in your nasturtiums and have never really looked at them from the back. They may be humble but are so cheering and come back year after year. I can't remember when I last sowed seed for them.

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, I have a love/hate relationship with this plant.... they are SO easy to grow and flower in abundance BUT they attract a lot of fly and are predominantly orange{ish...which I have a phobia of!

But if you want something you don't really need to look after then this is the one....

Great shots, it's always eye opening to see things from a different angle!

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Kristi Bowman said...

I have always loved Nasturtium, they are so bright and happy and the perfect fairy garden flower. You are right Val, I never noticed how that one view looks exactly like a hummer and I bet hummers love to visit them!! Beautiful!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the angel of your shots! It is so neat to see things at a different perspective! Love those colors too!

Alison said...

Gorgeous photos, I love nasturtiums!

Patty said...

Love your inventive approach, Val, and how exciting to see those nasturtium colors!

Annette said...

It does look like a hummingbird!! I've never really looked at this flower up close and it is truly beautiful. Great shots!

Laura Twiford said...

As soon as you mentioned the hummingbird that's all I can see now! Incredible and thanks for that inspiration from the book!

kimmykats said...

The hummer is really there...who knew! A very fun post about these bright and cheery flowers.

Janet said...

Nasturtium in hanging baskets would be so beautiful! Beautiful pictures!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Beautiful pictures, Val! Mother nature has indeed done a fine job. So have you!

Tina said...

...may be you will also love *Weekendflowers*. If you like join us with this lovely flowers. :) LG Tina