Saturday, December 17, 2011

Velvet Petunia




Today I have another beauty form my garden to share. I love having a closer look at each flower as it opens, a treat afforded to me by digital photography.


Thursday

We've had a few pink petunia flowers open on the little seedlings, so with anticipation I have been waiting for this deep purple bud to unfold. Early morning two days ago this is how it looked. I thought it was going to open that morning, but it didn't. It stayed looking like this all day.


Friday 8am

Then yesterday morning the action began. Both the photo above and below were taken around 8am.


Friday 8am


Friday 9am

The photo above, just an hour later. Notice the pollen-containing anthers are just beginning to open.


Friday 12 noon

 Another three hours later and pollen is spilling everywhere. The flower is more of a crimson/pink than purple, very lovely and appearing to change according to the light.


Friday 5pm

Another view and a new bud with a beauty of it's own.


Saturday 12 noon

Still looking gorgeous in today's sunshine. Such a huge flower for a tiny plant.


Saturday 12 noon

And to finish, a favourite from 12 noon today. I am amazed at the intricate beauty God puts within every small flower, just glorious.

Sharing at Macro Flowers Saturday, Shoot.Edit.Submit, Look Whooooo's Snapping, Today's Flowers, I Heart Macro.


40 comments:

marijke said...

Hello Karen,
How beautiful this macro's are. Nature is beautiful is'nt it.
Have a lovely weekend
Marijke

Nadege, said...

Gorgeous colors and wonderful details in the closeup and macro shots.

geanina said...

beautiful macro's! great work:)

Seeing Each Day said...

I love everything about your third photo - perfection - so rich & vivid, especially love the perspective. On the home front, I've got 2 down (asleep) and 2 are in front of TV watching Cars 2.

Lui said...

I love this series!

Giga said...

Mogę tylko powiedzieć jedno - cudowne zdjęcia, a szczególnie "środeczek" petunii. Pozddrawiam

Joop Zand said...

Wonderfull serie photo's....nice done Karen.

greetings, Joop

Maia said...

Glorious indeed.
Lovely series of the life and growth of this little flower.
Beautiful macros.

Jama said...

Stunning macro! I love them all.

Filip Demuinck said...

Amazing how sharp the pictures and details are.

Greetings,
Filip

Gone Country said...

Stunning photos! I, too, am blown away by the beauty and intricacies of nature that my naked eye can not distinguish. I'm enjoying all the little discoveries of nature through digital photography! It's also amazing how detailed our Lord was in His creations!

Luna Miranda said...

i so love the deep color! gorgeous macro shots.

Marty said...

beautiful flower, colour and beautiful heart !
wish you a nice weekend

Janice said...

A wonderful collection showing the beauty of nature. And, yes, mine was an amaryllis.

Liz said...

Stunning series Karen. I love the colour change from purple to dark pink. What a beautiful petunia & such lovely macros.

Ninni said...

Thanks for sharing this!
Wonderful colours and light for me this dark and rainy saturday.
Ninni

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

WOW- I love the color & seeing that pollen there falling out- how interesting.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A stunning series of photos, truly lovely.

Breena said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors! (Thanks for linking up at "Life as this Mommy knows It"!)

thefisherlady said...

This is how it must look to the bees :)

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Wonderful shots! I like the 6. and 7. picutre.
Greetings from Switzerland
Angela

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful flowers with a suitable name. And great photo too. :)

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Gorgeous detail and rich color... velvet... yes!

Helene said...

Amazing grace!

Linda R. said...

That is so beautiful. Velvet is the perfect description of this!!

Hugs, Linda

Kateri said...

Wow, the colors are so royal...a stunning flower!

Carletta said...

Beautiful series!
Excellent capture of the center!

ewok1993 said...

gorgeous!

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

Amazing how fast they grow. a great series and my favourite colors on those to :-)

As for your ? on my shores-photo lately: on the westside of this island it looks like this but on some places on the east side of same island (only a few kilometers away) it's like real beaches with fine sand

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

What a wonderful photo process of the flower opening up, love it. The colors are amazing!!!

Modern Mom said...

Fabulous shots!

Okra Flowers

T... said...

beautiful shots, love each step.....have a wonderful week

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful series, great macro shots!
Love the colour.

Karin M. said...

... a beautiful color and such a great series, fantastic ...
Greetings Karin

Marianna said...

wow that's stunning! That fuscia pink and all the teeny tiny inner details are just GORGEOUS!!

Annette said...

simply stunning!

Arija said...

Exquisite shots right down it's velvety throat!

LauraX said...

Wonderful macros...beautiful details!

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured.

My Flower Happy holidays!

Sharyl said...

Wow! Simply beautiful...

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