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Friday, October 21, 2011

Have You Ever....




Looked deep into the heart of a marigold....




and been amazed by what you have found?







Have you ever noticed how this.....




turns into this?





The humble marigold,




beautiful from every angle,




becomes pure gold in the setting sun.....

Fresh revelations for me as I grow my own for the first time. Have you ever?

Sharing at Shades of Autumn: Orange, Favourite Photo of the Week, Sneak Peek Friday, Macro Friday,
Macro Flowers Saturday, Today's Flowers, Macro Monday, Good Life Wednesday.

66 comments:

Jeanne said...

You have perfectly captured what I love about macro photography, and what makes me fall down in wonder before such a creator! Really, your photos are amazingly done! Beautiful work. Jeanne

tinajo said...

No I have never - but now it feels like I have. Thanks for sharing - beautiful! :-)

Jeanne said...

Also, just looked at a picture of all of your kiddos on fathers day, and they are beautiful!, and one of your little girls in a black curly wig at dress up time. Had a problem commenting, but wanted to say that these children are your amazing flowers. Wonderful family, Jeanne

Joop Zand said...

These are really wonderful..... the colors are so FANTASTIC.

greetings, Joop

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Wunderschöne Macros...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

MarieHarmony said...

I love macro because it looks like you can go right inside the lives of plants or other things and discover a brand new world - You did it so well and the colours are amazing!
Thank you for sharing such beautiful shots always.

Liz said...

What beautiful photos of marigolds!! As always awesome angles and gorgeous macros!
I love how macro photos capture the tiny details unseen by the human eye. No matter how many photos I take, I am still in awe of God's creation.

J Bar said...

So beautiful.

I had initially set up word verification on my blog, after being regularly spammed. I've turned it off now and I'll see how it goes. :)

Marty said...

yes I have and these wonderful images show it so well !
wish you a lovely weekend

Lauri said...

Your images are stunning. What a stunning color, so lovely and rich.

ShonEjai said...

Your photos are stunningly gorgeous. Yes I have looked into a heart of a Marigold and I thank you for allowing me to do it once more. Well done!

forgetmenot said...

Marigolds--one of my favorites. They are so hardy, bloom profusely, and are gorgeous. Lovely captures of them--that first macro shot is amazing. Everytime I start looking at your posts, an outloud "Wow", escapes my lips--your photos are so awesome. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Mats said...

Such wonderful photos, great colors. Thanks!

Jill said...

I will never look at a marigold the same way again. Stunning!

Jenni C's said...

love your first image!!!

hannah said...

No, I haven't actually :-)
Can't stand the smell.
Appreciate this sniffless representation of them, especially enlarged.And you are right: they are special.

Pat said...

Wow - that first shot is stunning. I haven't REALLY looked into a marigold. But now I have....thanks to you. And also thanks for bringing the memory of my Dad along with this - the marigold was one of his favorite flowers.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

gorgeous color, love that orange! =)

Teachinfourth said...

Marigolds are a beautiful flower and I think you really captured the beauty of them...

Judy said...

They're all so beautiful!

Gone Country said...

Such a beautiful flower! I love the colors and the intricacies. Great captures!

When we really take the time to stop and look at things in nature, they are simply amazing! I'm in awe as I think of how creative our Creator is!

Marion said...

Great angles and compositions, well done! Great in combination with the text.
Marion

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers and colors, the perfect words and wonderful macro shots! It's like holding them in my hand! Thanks for the beauty! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You really made the marigold shine with these photos. Excellent work! Love the close-ups and angles and the warmth they exude. Have a lovely weekend!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

STUNNING- what amazing detail & color!!

Leighannn said...

I think your pictures are your favorite!

Talibra said...

Przepiękne kolory, śliczne zdjęcia, aksamitki są cudowne :)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

geanina said...

wow...gret images! fantastic colors:)

Wenche said...

Just stunning as always :0) I admire you're shot :0) Have a nice weekend :0)

missing moments said...

That was a fun series and thanks for taking me into such beauty.

Maia said...

Gorgeous shots!
I love the vibrant colors of your marigolds.

Traci Michele said...

great job!

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marijke said...

Wow what a beauty. I love the colors.
Gr. Marijke

May said...

The marigold is not my favorite flower, but you have made it look extremely beautiful!!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

I must confess that I was never a fan of marigolds. Then this year I put them in my vegetable garden and grew to love them. You images capture their very best features. Beautiful!

Filip Demuinck said...

Super picture, love your macro shots. I have never tried this.

Greetings,
Filip

Nayana said...

So beautiful....I think added interest in photography makes me close to the heart of flowers. Karen, I have grown marigolds but not this particular variety...and I am looking forward to plant it next spring. ohh..so many on my wish list..lets see how many I plant:)

lisa said...

Each of these are beautiful, but the first one is simply over-the-top gorgeous.
Soooo nicely done!
Have a great weekend!

Angelgirlpj said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful flower.

Giga said...

Głęboko w ich serce patrzyłaś, bo tyle ich odcieni zobaczyłaś :-). Pozdrawiam

Shanna said...

Very beautiful.

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful macro work!!

hopesvisualfaith said...

Stunning! Beautiful macro work.
Blessings.

Joyful said...

Fantastic shots of the marigold!

Ann said...

you got the Aussie color, good that wallabies won last night.

Luna Miranda said...

these are exquisite, amazing macros. you captured the heart and soul of this flower.

Art said...

Fabulous images, the flowers are absolutely beautiful
Have a nice weekend!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Humble, golden, beautiful marigolds! Great shots! Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I'm so excited about next week's theme: RED! Have a great weekend.

homeschoolceo said...

These are stunning. I'm in awe of your photos!

Karin M. said...

So beautiful pictures, perfect photographic art ....
LG: Karin

Eden said...

Lovely macro shots!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I couldn't agree more, the humble marigold is truly a beautiful creation. Amazing photos!

alicia said...

Absolutely beautiful captures. Wow! Thanks so much for joining the Shades of Autumn Challenge. I hope you'll be joining us for red week.

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

Visiting from Today's Flower, please come and see some Rose's Disease at my page. Have a blessed Sunday!

Gillian Olson said...

Spectacular pictures, no I have never looked at a marigold that closely before, but now I will.

Gillian Olson said...

Spectacular pictures, no I have never looked at a marigold that closely before, but now I will.

Stewart M said...

Hi there – can’t think of a flower that does not get better when you take a closer look! Great shots.

Stewart M - Melbourne

GrandmaK said...

I'm speechless!!!! Thank you! Cathy

em said...

Your marigolds are beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I always seeing your photos. Such beauty!

Light Trigger said...

gorgeous photos!
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Ida said...

Stunning! It's just amazing the detail one can see when taking awesome macro shots like these.

Ida said...

Stunning! It's just amazing the detail one can see when taking awesome macro shots like these.

Kala said...

Gorgeous details and colors in these macros!

coopersview.com said...

Simply Stunning. Thank you !

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Gorgeous!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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