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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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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Hibiscus, intimately viewed

For #hqspflowers   +HQSP Flowers by +Werner Polwein +Larry Henley and +Nicole Best
+FLOWER POWER #flowerpower curated by +Edith Kukla
#macro4all +Macro4All by +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Mark O'Callaghan 
+//flower colors// #flowercolors   #FloralFriday +FloralFriday #BloomsofAugust  

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Hello G+ friends!!

For the last few weeks, I've been working like mad to finish the new update to our Solitaire MegaPack and Solitaire Free Pack, so I haven't been on G+ as much as I'd like. 

The update went out last night and it's gotten great reviews and raised us 3 spots in the ranking!  The best news is, now I have some free time to hang out on G+ again and share some new neat photos.

This is the stigma of a Dianthus flower.  The older the flower got, the more coiled the stigma became 🙂  The photo is SOOC so yes, the stigma really is that purple!  

Big thanks to +Monica Frank for giving me this flower from her garden!

For #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers by +Werner Polwein +Larry Henley and +Nicole Best

  #macro4all +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

#MacroMonday #macrophotography #floralphotography  
#soocsunday #sooc #soocmonday #Allthingspurple #extrememacro #dianthus #stigma #flowerphotography

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Best viewed full screen.  I got some great detail with this one so I'm uploading…

Best viewed full screen.  I got some great detail with this one so I'm uploading it full size 🙂

This is one petal of a Sharry Baby Oncidium orchid.  The entire flower is the size of an American quarter and has 6 petals.  In other words, this is an extremely close macro image of a small part of a small flower.

If you look closely, you can see the individual building blocks of the flower.  Some of these cells are deep purple, some are light purple and some are white.  They are translucent like stained glass, seen here lit from behind.

For +Orchid Wednesday #OrchidWednesday curated by +Christopher Prins
And for +HQSP Macro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +dietmar rogacki
And +Macro4All #macro4all by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

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What is it?  Try to guess!

#macro4all by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +dietmar rogacki

#mysterymonday curated by +Marie Hélène Visconti 

#MacroMonday #macrophotography #MysteryMacro #ExtremeMacro #mysteryphoto  

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An extreme macro of a single Geranium flower with lots of pollen!

Wishing you a happy Friday and a colorful weekend!!

For #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers by +Werner Polwein +Larry Henley and +Nicole Best

#macro4all by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

+Spectrum Sunday #spectrumsunday curated by me +Laura Ockel 

#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner

+//flower colors// #flowercolors

#botany #extrememacro #floralphotography  

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This is the leaf of a Purple Heart plant.  The subtle striations that are visible…

This is the leaf of a Purple Heart plant.  The subtle striations that are visible to the naked eye appear like strings of tiny beads when viewed up close, and they catch the light as beautifully as any jewel.

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +dietmar rogacki

And #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday Curators +Anne Durand +Stephen Thackeray +Ray Bilcliff

#macro4all by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

#extrememacro #leafonthursdays #allthingspurple #purpleflowers #purplecircle #botany #macrophotography  

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Unraveling

~ or ~
Do all leaves have hair?

This is an extreme macro of a tiny leaf.  If you look very closely, you will see fine white filaments in the larger "veins" of the leaf. 

It looks a little like the leaf is unraveling at the seams… or maybe I spent too long in the fashion business.

I wonder if these are roots designed to drink humidity.  Or are they designed for aerodynamics?  They are so bizarre.

Does anyone know?

#leafonthursdays +Leaves On Thursday Curators +Anne Durand +Stephen Thackeray +Ray Bilcliff

#hqspmacro   +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +dietmar rogacki

#Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

#botany #extrememacro #macrophotography

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