Up close and personal

By: Anne Corke

Jun 09 2011

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Category: Gardening, Photography


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I love taking pictures of flowers. But I never really looked at flowers until I started taking closeups. Only when I began to do macro shots of my flowers did I realize that not only are they beautiful, they are also incredibly intricate structures. One of the first that I examined was the very common perennial cornflower (centaurea montana). At macro setting, the symmetry and the colours were truly amazing. I was hooked. Now I get up close and personal with all my plants and discover the wonderful details in the design. And more often than not, I also discover the insects that inhabit my flower bed, too, such as this gorgeous little flower spider on my “Peterborough” daylily.

Copyright 2011 Anne Corke

2 comments on “Up close and personal”

  1. it’s a goldenrod spider – a member of the Thomisidae family of flower spiders. completely harmless & yes – lovely…

  2. Lovely photo, Anne. I luv the up close & personal approach. It seems to become a landscape within itself.

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