Friday, August 31, 2012

Through my macro lens

I was out in my garden this afternoon with my macro lens prepared to take a picture of a dragonfly. Well, it flew away just as I prepared to click the shutter. So since I was out I decided to take a few closeups shots. The one above feels so romantic to me. I love these multi-colored flowers. They appear to have tiny little flowers that make up the large bloom.

  I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.  ~Henry David Thoreau  We grew great big Elephant Ears from bulbs, this year. They are enormous and I just love their curves and rippled edges.
Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.  ~Author Unknown This is a hibiscus bloom all snug just waiting to unfold it's gorgeous petals and show off it's fuzzy little round headed stamens. 

I hope you are enjoying the remnants of summer. I missed the fireflies this year. There weren't any here. :( But there were lots of these little guys that live on the front shrubs. They are tiny and bright orange with long spindly black legs. I had to get really close to capture this one. Nature is so fascinating, refreshing and inspiring. Enjoy! 


  1. Wow Tammy those images are stunning!! I love macro photos, and you've captured wonderful detail and intense colour in these. Love the almost abstract feel they have. You are very talented! x

  2. Gorgeous pictures- I love elephant ears- your garden must be a wonderful sanctuary for you!

  3. Tammy, your photos are wonderful!! I love the little orange bug. We had fireflies this year, but it seemed there weren't very many.

  4. Oh these are simply wonderful Tammy ~ I love the colors at play in nature!

  5. your macro shots are great, I especially like the first one. Too bad about the dragonfly

  6. Hi Tammy, your pictures are wonderful. I am always interested to see nature from the US as it's always so different from the UK. Thanks for your recent comment. You must go see Wicked if you can. Listen to the music a bit before you go and you will love it. We have seen it 5 times we love it so much.
    Best Wishes


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