Monday, July 14, 2008

Closeup Views in My Garden: for Ruby Tuesday

Using a macro lens has introduced me to closer, fascinating views in my garden. The photo above shows an intimate view of a pollen laden Tiger Lily and below a beautiful iridescent winged creature explores the terrain of a Rudbeckia blossom.

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27 comments:

kjpweb said...

It's beautiful - isn't it?
And you did a great job! Cheers, Klaus

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Now that is what you call a close up, the wings on the fly look great.

me ann my camera said...

mike:
Actually I couldn't believe the colours and design when I saw it through the camera lens. The nature world in miniature is very exciting and all of this in my own back yard!

kjpweb:
I think so :-)

me said...

The bug in that second picture is amazing!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Beautiful images. I love the "rainbow" wings in the second picture. Macro is fun!

ellen b said...

That is close indeed! happy ruby tuesday to you...

DrillerAA said...

The Masters creation does indeed provide the most stunning photo opportunities of all. Very nicely done.

April said...

Very creative and beautiful images! Taking close-ups are so much fun!

Mary said...

Macro lenses certainly lead to interesting photos! I tried to photograph a little bug today and couldn't focus on it...frustrating! I don't have a macro lens. Your photos are great as always and I can see you are really enjoying Ruby Tuesdays :-) That lily is gorgeous and reminds me of ruby grapefruit in its color. That little bug almost doesn't look real, its so perfect. Can't believe you got that wing color so great! Wow!

napaboaniya said...

I love macro shots and you've done beautifully for the pollen shot :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday!

shutterhappyjenn said...

Oh wow...that is one really great macro shot!

My Ruby Tuesday photo can be found HERE.

Raven said...

Beautiful macro shots. That bug is incredible... almost doesn't look real. I've never seen one quite like it... looks sort of part fly, part bee and part beetle (to me). Great photos.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow! You really got in close with your camera!

Tink *~*~* said...

Amazing capture of the details of the wings - love it!

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bobbie said...

Amazing, what we can see when we REALLY look.

Ivanhoe said...

What a close up shot! Just amazing. Have a great Tuesday!

Ralph said...

The red blossoms of the Tiger Lily adds a lively style to this shot. Awaiting the flowers to arise from the pollen. As are we from our lillies...

WillThink4Wine said...

Fabulous photos! I really would love to get a new camera! My macro lens is horrible.

Michelle said...

If you ever want to ID an insect, you can post an image to BugGuide. Nice folks who love bugs. Ahh macro..you have achieved that which I desire..

Dianne said...

The pollen is amazing and then when I saw the little critter - it was just plain OH WOW!

Carletta said...

Great shots - love the bee!

Askew To You said...

Gorgeous! Now that's exactly what I want a new lens for - the details are so beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my Ruby Tuesday (at A Cook's Bounty). I'm going to add you to my list so I can keep up with your photos. :D

Geraldine said...

Oh how lovely! You are truly a gifted photographer Ann.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

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Babs (Beetle) said...

They are beautiful photos. I love that flying creature.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Now, those are macro shots! Wow. The pad of that flower looks like a piece of fabric and that fly... Wow! The body is not only amazing the wings are so colorful too.

Beautiful shots!

BNS said...

I can't get over the colors on that insect's wings. Gotta love macro!
Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Bobbie

Becky and Gary said...

I love that winged insect. The colors are really different.