Sunday, October 5, 2008

Macro Monday - Pink Magic







Fall is definitely falling all around me but I hope you don’t mind if I just hold onto summer a little longer.


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I grew these from seed (and my son swears my thumb is brown since I killed a cactus), but I have no clue what they are.


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I love the lines in the petals and the touch of blue in the centers.


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Don’t you?


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I can get lost in there. Notice that little bulb in the center, covered with many tiny balls?


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A few days later and a sunnier day, that center dealy (technical I know) has sprotted nice frillies!


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Nature is mystifyingly magical!


If you’d like to join in Macro Monday please let me know in the comments. The more the merrier. . .



28 comments:

  1. Oo La La! Those are fabulous! I especially love the progression between balls and frilly's! Haha! Nice capture!

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  2. I only start with Macro shots, and think you are a very good teacher ! the flower looks so sharp ! it's really beautiful !

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  3. Nice photos and very detail.. I think the name of the flower is Lavatera (???)

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  4. This flower looks a bit like my hollyhock. I did the same with this hollyhock flower, but not now. Your series is perfect! Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Keep those summer flowers comin'.....this series of photos is stunning!!! Absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. Wow, gorgeous Lisa!
    I'm playing again this week, it's an excellent opportunity to practise for me!
    Maybe mine are more close-ups than real macro's I don't know?
    Anyhow, I enjoyed playing again this week!

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  7. Beautiful, Lisa. Anytime I try to photograph anything that close, it ends up all blurry. And I do have a decent camera, so I think it must be *cough* operator error. :-)

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  8. i was playing macro monday all alone with no idea that you were playing first.

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  9. Wow! These are gorgeous too! I wish that I was a good enough photographer to participate in your "macro" photography meme, but I'm not near there yet! I certainly am yearning to learn more now, maybe I'll get there some day! I'm so glad I found your blog, I'll be checking back to see all of your photos! Wow!!!!

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  10. Those are gorgeous. The third shot is my favorite!

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  11. So appropriate that you're posting PINK today.
    Lovely photos.

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  12. P.S. Please make sure that Donna and Marilyn's "honors" are OK. Let me know if something needs to be changed.
    Kath

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  13. Wow, love the pics! What exactly is Macro Monday? Let me know, I'd like to join!

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  14. Tiaras & TantrumsOctober 6, 2008 at 4:04 AM

    WOW - WOW - WOW
    THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Pink is a very appropriate color for this month! I love the pink pollen! I would like to join in on Macro Monday! I can learn a lot from you and others, and it gives me encouragement to get out there and use my new Canon macro lens. Let me see what I can get posted today, otherwise I'll have something for next Monday.

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  16. Feel free to hang on to summer as long as you can! I loved this series of beautiful pink flowers … and especially enjoy your commentary … allowing ME to see the mystifyingly magical aspects of nature right along with you.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  17. anglophilefootballfanatic.comOctober 6, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Oh, my goodness - TOTALLY gorgeous!

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  18. Tell me more about Macro Monday! Do we follow your theme "pink magic" or just any macro shot on Monday? Also, is just a close up ok since I don't have an actual macro lens?

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  19. Beautiful photos by the way! :-)

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  20. I played too (and I copied you with a pink flower!)
    Here it is...http://meandering-martha.blogspot.com/2008/10/macro-monday.html

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  21. Hey Great shot! I believe you have a Malva there, it is a relative of the Hollyhock, I am not sure which Malva you photographed it is either 'Mystic Merlin' or 'Braveheart' ..it really doesn't matter it is a beautiful flower:)

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  22. I love the flower shots, my favorite thing to do close up of.

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  23. This is so beautiful, you certainly captured the color well.

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  24. Beautiful closeups. I'll try to join in...Ü
    Marie
    http://photographsmemoriestoo.blogspot.com/

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  25. This is just beautiful. The color, the detail. Wow!

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  26. Amazing photos. I love the detail. The flowers are beautiful and yet when you do the macro, it is even more gorgeous.

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