Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Small Beginning





Taken this bright, breezy winter's morn. The first flower on one of our Grevillea bushes, an Australian native, is slowly beginning to open.

Sharing at Wordless Wednesday.

I took several shots of this flower, then had a look at them on the computer before heading back outside to focus on the most interesting section. I had to hold the flower stem with one hand to stop it blowing in the breeze and avoid getting the fence in the background, bringing my camera lens up to nearly touching the flower with my other hand...."and then she snapped". I cropped (I don't have an SLR or macro lens) and increased sharpness and contrast a little using iPhoto.
Joining in the fun at And Then She Snapped for the first time.

24 comments:

project alicia said...

But what is it? lol. Such a beautiful photo!

missing moments said...

No idea what it is ... but lovely!

bettyl said...

Wow! That is just beautiful! Can't wait to see it in full bloom!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I have just added that this is a Grevillea, an Australian native......about to flower. It will be slow to come into full bloom but I'm looking forward to it too.

Kim said...

Oh wow! Those are beautiful. I have never seen those before. Fantastic shot!

~ Noelle said...

that is beautiful!!!
please, post this again as it grows!!!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely beautiful...what an amazing capture!

Tiffany

Uyen said...

I have never seen this flower before. That's very interesting. BTW..love the music!

outofours said...

What an awesome picture! Actually all your photo's on your blog are beautiful! Have noted "Grevillea" to look at when next at the nursery. Our aim is to have an all-Australian native plants in our garden. One day.

Thanks for stopping over at mine!
Robyn

Joop Zand said...

A beautiful picture Karen, very good done.

Greetings, Joop

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How cool. I hope you get a chance to take a photo of the flower. :)

Amanda said...

Love the texture.
Karen you have great talent.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Amazing detail and color! Just can't get over the clarity here.

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful macro. :)

lisa said...

This is just gorgeous!
What amazing detail you have captured here!

Karen said...

Gorgeous flower and beautifully photographed!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

WOW- that is one amazing shot!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I hope to show you this flower when in full bloom too. Hopefully it won't be picked by eager little hands or squashed by a football before then.

Lex the mom said...

That is beautifully photographed! The detail is incredible!

Lisa said...

Very beautiful shot! Worth the work you put into it. :)

Clare Jensen said...

very cool!

Lisa RedWillow said...

This is just gorgeous! Love it.

Life-n-Reflection said...

what interesting texture!

rachel said...

it looks great! that's how I do my "macro" shots too...cropping! thanks for linking up!

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