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

Creeping Charlie (3)

In my front yard at the base of a huge maple tree (and spread into much of my lawn) the small light purple flowers of creeping charlie, though a weed, are a pretty little contrast among the green of their leaves and my grass.  I laid in the grass and put my macro lens at ground level, pointing slightly upward to get a larger than life perspective of these little spring flowers.  Here, the focus is on the middle, at the base of the flowers reaching upward and on the buds.

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

Euphorbia colors

At the Matthieu Botanical Conservatory, I saw this wonderful pattern of soft white with lavender lacing on a ridge of a Euphorbia plant.  The small heads protruding along the ridge remind me of snails peaking out.

January 28, 2017
Matthieu Botanical Gardens Conservatory, Ann Arbor, 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

Field pansy (1)

This little pansy caught my eye amongst the green of the grass.  Looking closer, I could see the delicate purple veins running from its core into the white pedals.  At its center, tiny finger filaments extended and a yellowish color got more intense as it melded inward.  Looking closer at the tiny life in nature that we normally miss as we go about our daily busy lives helps bring life into perspective.

May 9, 2015.     Livonia, MI     Nikon D90