A few years ago I started taking pictures of flowers (with my regular film camera) and enlarging those I liked, framing them and hanging them in our bedroom. Well, this summer my husband decided to join me and he too started taking pictures (with a digital.) These are a few that we have taken this summer. Comments and critiques are welcome.
This single peony grows in our front yard and is only nice for about 1 week each year. I try to take a good picture every year and when I headed out with the camera a few weeks ago, there was this enormous bee flying around. With some patience and nerve, I got close enough to take this picture. Unfortunately on here the picture doesn't show as well as on my computer screen but I love how the pollen shows up on the bee's back.
This is the center of a marigold and if you look in the upper left hand corner, you will spot a little green bug. We didn't even realize the bug was in the picture until we got home and loaded the pictures onto the computer.
I'm not even sure what kind of flower this is but the detail that showed up of the center
of the flower is wonderful!
This pansy also grows in my front yard
I'm actually amazed at how well digital cameras take close ups. I was alway of the mind that they couldn't do as well as a 'regular' camera but I'm now sold on the fact they can!