Outdoor This & That 13: Spring Blossom Macros

I will be the first to admit that I am not a great photographer.  I have taken photos of my flowers for 20 years, and I thought the photos were good for an amateur.

I had never even heard of macro photos.  I always thought you had to have a really expensive camera with the really thick lenses to take those cool close ups.  Come to find out you can get decent close-ups of flowers with just a point and shoot camera.




Victorian Ruffled Pansies.

Dwarf White Columbine.



So glad I bought some fuschias this year.  This is the Swingtime in galvanized buckets.

This fuschia is just starting to bloom.  It's in more shade.

This is a "Blackie" Fuschia.  Also just starting to bloom.


These are Ajuga Reptans on the side of my deck with a few creeping phlox still in bloom.


I have these Calibrachoa Cherry Star in a terra cotta pot.  I did not boost these colors.  

Fuschias are beautiful, but I think the pansy close-ups are my favorites.












16 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Carlene, Your close up photographs are lovely and I really love your wide variety of fuchsias. I am waiting for buds to appear on my plants, so it is lovely to enjoy the closeup of all your beautiful flowers.
    I have a Canon IXUS camera which works really well on closeup shots.
    I think if I had a camera with lots of lenses I would be flummoxed.
    Have a lovely day,
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  2. Very beautiful shots. I do love the fushias and the stripy petunias. And, I learned that one of my plants is a creeping phlox. Thank you for this post - it's beautiful!

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  3. Pansies are my favorite, but all of your flowers are beautiful! I'm always happy when pansies show up from last year's seeds.

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  4. Gorgeous! Great shots with your camera!! It would be fun to have big a fancy camera, but you are right, you don't need one! These are great. The fuschias are my favorites! I have always loved those and found them so amazing. I have never grown any though! Putting that on my list!
    Karen

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  5. Your photos look amazing Carlene!
    I love, love your flowers.
    I am just so happy that we are not talking about snow anymore..for now anyway.
    Cindy

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  6. Beautiful flowers and photo's!

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  7. What gorgeous pics! I think those ruffled pansies are my favorite too!

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  8. Love the beauty in these photos. I like using galvanized buckets and French flower buckets to plant in!!

    Cynthia

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  9. Such gorgeous flowers! Love all the colors and your pictures came out really well! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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  10. You are right the pansy close ups are terrific. I loved macro with my point and shoot. I will have to buy an expensive lens to get that for the camera I use now and I cannot do that at present.

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  11. I think the fuschias are so cool! I don't think I've ever seen any here! Love that you were able to get such great close ups! Sure makes a dramatic difference to get in there, doesn't it!

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  12. LOL - that Macro feature is a lifesaver! It's amazing what you can do with a 79.00 camera these days. Your photos are SO beautiful and I have to agree -- the pansies are my definite favorite too!

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  13. Beautiful flowers! I am soooo envious of your photography skills--I have been trying to figure out my canon rebel for over a year and it still looks like I'm taking my pictures through fog. I may take your advice and go back to a point and shoot! I found your blog through Share Your Cup :) --Fran

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  14. Carlene, your flowers are fabulous! The closeups turned out very well. I will have to take a closer look at my camera to see which features it has on it. Love your pansies especially. Happy Summer!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. Carlene, great macros! All are gorgeous, but the pansy is my favorite also. I usually always plant a few fuchsia, but didn't this year. In Spain they are bushes. Can you believe that? I will show them in a post soon. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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