Saturday, 6 August 2011

Macro Magic.....

Since discovering the macro setting on my camera I've become a little bit obsessed with the centres of flowers...






...and other things.....





Not forgetting the cordyline bark ;-) (This section is actually about 1cm in size).
Scary!!!!

Now I need to do something with them........

Please click on photos for more detail!!

25 comments:

Sandie said...

Wow! Such clarity!
The second photo, is that a Cosmos flower? The centre seems to be surrounded by little stars...could be a stitching project there....
I'll have to look at the neighbours' Cosmos and see if I can see the 'stars' in hers!
I bet you haven't put that camera down since you first had it!

Have a great weekend,

Sandie xx

WrightStuff said...

They make great overlay textures and stuff. I love my macro button too. These are such great shots. The colour is fab too.

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

Wow, what great pictures...Macros!! Such beautiful colors and detail. I'm loving them!!!

Nancy said...

These shots are incredible. I can tell you are having so much fun with this setting on your camera.....You posted about the Micro setting before and you have motivated me to do the same....Now I am going everywhere taking pictures of the tiniest things....
What kind of camera are you using?

Hugs and blessings,
Nancy

ju-north said...

Great macro shots! Love the insects!

Jacky said...

I'm the same since I started sketching/painting. I've become obsessed with the detail and just love the designs and patterns of nature.
Love these photos...might even try to sketch up a few of those centres if thats OK with you.

I know you've probably told us before, but sort of camera do you have?

Have a lovely weekend.

Jacky xox

Heather said...

These are great pics, and like Sandie I love those little stars. I always take loads of photos of bees and love to watch them almost disappear into some flowers. I must make friends with the Macro facility on my camera. Thanks for sharing these.

Sandy said...

Wow Linda what for beautiful photos.
Love all the flowers.
Thanks for sharing.

Maggi said...

There's no stopping you know is there? The photos are just beautiful and they make you realise just how much we are missing with the naked eye.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Long may your obsession continue, lol, these shots are amazing :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

gorgeous macro shots! Love the bugs!!!! You should take a macro of Peachy loves paw or ear or eye too:)

Jill said...

There's a whole new world out there - looking forward to sharing your explorations.

Lynn said...

I hear you about the center of flowers, they are incredible to see up close. You have some truly amazing shots here Linda :)

Heloise said...

You have caught some lovely images. Shall look forward to seeing how you use these.

Su said...

I love the detail you get with a macro lens in the centre of flowers - you see things that you can't see with a naked eye. What to do with them - don't know as I suffer from the same problem. Just found you and love the blog btw

Emelie said...

Lots of beauty, delicious things, color that stimulates and a very fun visit, thank you.

kimmie said...

So beautiful! It's another world entirely!

Rosie said...

Your pictures made me think of this:-
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

FredaB said...

Beautiful pics. I have a macro setting also and must remember to use it more often. Yours are very good.

Hugs

FredaB

Terri said...

Fabulous! I have always loved macro photography. You did an amazing job capturing the centers of the flowers as well as the bee and ladybug!
The tree bark too is really something. It is so fascinating to look at the macro world.
Hugs,
Terri

underatopazsky said...

What fabulous close-ups, especially the buttercup. We tend to pass over 'weeds' but it's centre is as interesting as any of the exotics!

~*~Patty S said...

Oh SO gorgeous
each and every one

Mother Nature
you
and
your macro lens
are very fine companions

I am marveling at your pic with the beautiful bumblebee AND a sweet ladybug too!

Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend dear one!
oxo

Matilde said...

WOW! They are amazing!

Iz said...

Amazing photos and such wonderfully bright clear colours. Cor!

printer Chicago said...

Nice macro shots! These would be great for calendars!