Pretty in pink-purple

#BTPFlowerPro+BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
+MacroAddict +MacroAddict 

Pretty in pink-purple

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
+MacroAddict +MacroAddict 

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I could not believe how gorgeous these leaves were.  Real, beautiful, purple fall…

I could not believe how gorgeous these leaves were.  Real, beautiful, purple fall leaves! 

It probably looked a bit strange when I pulled up to the curb, opened the door and proceeded to pick through the leaves on the ground, pulling a handful of the prettiest ones into the car before driving away.  Many of the things photographers do look strange.  But wow!  These are just too cool!  Maybe next time I can get some fresher ones and press them.  What do people do with pressed leaves?  There must be some artsy thing you can do with them. 

Get the high res version of this piece on my website at:  http://lauraockel.com/galleries/wallpaper/

For #hqspmacro  +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels

#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Mehdia Ridder

I could not believe how gorgeous these leaves were.  Real, beautiful, purple fall leaves!

It probably looked a bit strange when I pulled up to the curb, opened the door and proceeded to pick through the leaves on the ground, pulling a handful of the prettiest ones into the car before driving away.  Many of the things photographers do look strange.  But wow!  These are just too cool!  Maybe next time I can get some fresher ones and press them.

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This week, I found the most delightful mushrooms growing in my yard.  They were…

This week, I found the most delightful mushrooms growing in my yard.  They were so awesome!  And I spent quite a bit of time taking photos with my phone.  Usually, I use my DSLR for everything, but the cell phone's tiny camera and flash worked great for getting these ant's eye views.

So I've really been looking forward to #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday  curated by +Sabeena LoBello , +Patricia A , and +Keith Elliott.  And now it's here!  Horray!

I'd like to share this one with #hqspmacro as well.   +HQSP Macro is curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels

And also for #macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

This week, I found the most delightful mushrooms growing in my yard.  They were so awesome!  And I spent quite a bit of time taking photos with my phone.  Usually, I use my DSLR for everything, but the cell phone’s tiny camera and flash worked great for getting these ant’s eye views.

So I’ve really been looking forward to #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday  curated by +Sabeena LoBello , +Patricia A , and +Keith Elliott.  And now it’s here!

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This is another part of a Geranium flower – an extreme macro of the fine hairs of…

This is another part of a Geranium flower – an extreme macro of the fine hairs of the flower's stem.
I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels

This is another part of a Geranium flower – an extreme macro of the fine hairs of the flower’s stem.
I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels

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For #FloralFriday here is a tiny part of a Geranium flower. 

For #FloralFriday here is a tiny part of a Geranium flower. 

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
+MacroAddict #floralphotography #macro4all #macrophotography  

For #FloralFriday here is a tiny part of a Geranium flower.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
+MacroAddict #floralphotography #macro4all #macrophotography  

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Look closely

Zinnias are amazing.  The seductive red center is surrounded by little gold spirals, tiny yellow petals wrapped into tight coils.  Look between them and you'll see tiny red sprigs of fractal-like detail, reminiscent of a dragon's tongue or a single lick of fire.  Then you reach the fuzzy starfish.  More than a dozen of these little yellow starfish form a circle between the flower's center and the outer petals.  Their arms are like pipe cleaners, covered in dense fur to catch the dusting of golden pollen.  Among the fuzzy starfish and the first of the wide, flat petals, you can see delicate yellow strands.  The petals, you'll notice, get more and more orange the farther they are from the center. 

You might have gone your whole life without ever seeing a zinnia flower. 
Life's like that.

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #flowerphotography #floralphotography #floralfriday #zinnia #yellow #orange  

Look closely…
Zinnias are amazing.  The seductive red center is surrounded by little gold spirals, tiny yellow petals wrapped into tight coils.  Look between them and you’ll see tiny red sprigs of fractal-like detail, reminiscent of a dragon’s tongue or a single lick of fire.  Then you reach the fuzzy starfish.  More than a dozen of these little yellow starfish form a circle between the flower’s center and the outer petals.  Their arms are like

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Delphinium flower anthers

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralmacros #floralphotography #purpleflowers #purple  

Delphinium flower anthers

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralmacros #floralphotography #purpleflowers #purple  

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Red Lily Abstract

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercolors  

Red Lily Abstract

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercolors  

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Dianthus.  The center anthers seem to be covered in tiny gems.  You'll see…

Dianthus.  The center anthers seem to be covered in tiny gems.  You'll see if you look closely.

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels

#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey curated by +Kenny Jones

#macromonday #macroaddict #macro4all #macrophotography #flowerphotography #dianthus #anther  

Dianthus.  The center anthers seem to be covered in tiny gems.  You’ll see if you look closely.

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels

#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey curated by +Kenny Jones

#macromonday #macroaddict #macro4all #macrophotography #flowerphotography #dianthus #anther  

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