Reflections and textures (2)

I like textures and colors.  Leaves and flower pedals that have begun to wilt and shrivel display excellence in both.  This large flower pedal had dropped from a bouquet I bought from the grocery store and I set it on my desk for future photo opps.  Over the months, the pedal withered and its tones became more earthen and pronounced, its texture aged from velvety smooth to paper-like wrinkles.  Sitting at my desk working I noticed the reflections coming off my darkened cell phone screen.  I placed the aged pedal on the screen and liked what I saw.  I snapped several images with my camera and macro lens.

June 29, 2017
Sunroom, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Creeping Charlie (2)

Another view of the small creeping charlie flowers and their leaves.  I used a wider format and placed the purple flower on the left half and the green leaf on the right.  Again, with the precise focal length of the macro lens only a sliver of the view is in focus, including the tiny translucent filaments in the flower and some wonderful texture of the leaf.

May 20, 2017
Front yard, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Flower with droplets

Beautiful colors.  Water droplets on the petals.  The Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle has a wonderful display of floral beauty.  I used my macro lens for this image.

November 19, 2016          Belle Isle, Whitcomb Conservatory, Detroit, MI          Nokon D90

Purple and green

Looking straight down on this flower, the rays of pedals radiating from the large center remind me of the sun.  Newer pedals in the center have yet to unfold.  I noticed how soft the color on the pedals appear, as if each one was painted with a soft brush, the purple pulled from the center outward on the upper tiers and outlining the greener pedals.

June 13, 2015.     Clinton, MI     Nikon D90