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Monday, February 27, 2012

Let The Dance Begin!


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Join me for an afternoon at the Passion Ballet where the dance is fast and furious yet every bit beautiful too.




Each dancer begins as a bud, poised for action. Within minutes, unseen by any eye, they spring forth and dance with total abandon for a few short hours.




























Wasn't that glorious, even breath-taking? A few days later the fruits of the dance are clearly evident, maturing gradually into magnificent, delicious passionfruit.

Thank you for your company.

Sharing at Shoot.Edit.Submit (chosen in Top 5), The Creative Exchange, And Then She Snapped, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Tuesday Around the World, This or That Thursday, Sneak Peek Friday, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday.

90 comments:

Nadege, said...

What an amazing flower. Gorgeous images.

Sylvia K said...

I can only repeat what Nadege has written! An amazing flower and gorgeous, superb captures! You're enjoying your new photo equipment -- and so am I! Hope you and your family have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Denise said...

I loved this close up study of the passion flower. Your photos are marvelous!

Jidhu Jose said...

stunning shots
Snapshot
Reflections

Jo`s Garten said...

Yes! Glorious and breath-taking!
I love your blog!

Jo

Torunn said...

Beautiful photos and great macro.

Lui said...

What stunning macros!

geanina said...

amazing flower!:) great work ...

Kasia said...

It's nice to see so beautiful flowers. I have end of winter now, and waiting for such view.

Emille said...

Your text fits so well with your pics!! Enjoyed this dance thoroughly:)

Tina´s PicStory said...

how lovely! it´s always a pleasure for me to visit your blog :)

Susan said...

Beautiful pictures, nature provides the most amazing and wonderfull plants and creatures. All we have to do is watch.

Wenche said...

Ooooh, its gorgeous ! :0) Have a nice day :0)

MarieHarmony said...

Fabulous! This is so beautiful, it really felt like a Flower ballet.
I am fascinated.
Have a lovely Monday!

Ellie said...

Wow, what amazing images you captured here. That is an amazing flower.

TL said...

Amazing pictures! Such a sweet idea of the flower balett.

Isabelle said...

We are entering a totally new dimension here; thank you for taking us in this beautiful dance!

ElisabethAndrée said...

Beautiful shots, it is lovely to look at them! Breathtaking:)

Amanda said...

AMAZING!! Your photos are STUNNING!!

Mathilda said...

Fantastische Makros!!!!

LG Mathilda

Bren said...

Once again you've captivated with your macros. Just amazing shots.

Jeanne said...

Karen these truly are amazing photos of this passion flower. They are so fascinating. I have an arbor in my rock garden which has passion flowers on it, but these are the best shots ever of this amazing flower. What great macros you do!!

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Macros in höchster Vollendung...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

lisa said...

Karen, there are truly not enough superlatives to describe the beauty here. These are truly amazing macros!!

Thank you so very much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

DeVona said...

After enjoying your stunning photos and marveling at the intricate beauty of the bloom, I can go about my day, already feeling enriched; thank you!

May said...

Your pictures today are stunning!!! The passion fruit flower looks so intricate and amazing. Love the way you have captured every detail so perfectly.

Nicky @ Awesomeville said...

fantastic set! Each one was gorgeous!

hello gorgeous said...

simply breathtaking!!! I LOVE how you captures things ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Reena Walkling said...

Heavenly photos!

Em S said...

W.O.W. That was absolutely amazing!

Giga said...

Cudowny tancerz z tego pięknego kwiatu, a zdjęcia są wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam. *** A wonderful dancer with this beautiful flower, and the pictures are great. Yours.

Sweet said...

Amazing dance... :) and fantastic shots. Well done. Just loved it. Greetings

Ruby said...

Beautiful pictures of my favorite Passion flower!! Thanks for sharing these exquisite shots. Cheers, Ruby

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Wow your new lens and your talent, what a combination.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Yes they are SOOO gorgeous.

Ocean Soul said...

Thanks for giving us front row to such a spectacular ballet! Seriously, you are hitting the pics out of the park again! just fabulous shots and I had no idea that was the beginning of the passion fruit! Too cool.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Beautiful passion flower!
They just are a piece of art!
Many greetings
Yvonne & Raphael

marijke said...

Breathtaking yes it is. With your new lenses?
gr. Marijke

Jana said...

great title...I love your close-ups on black background...the blossom of the passion fruit is really an amazing beauty! wish you a lovely new wwek!

Filip Demuinck said...

Picture 1 and 7 are out of this world, just amazing.

Greetings,
Filip

CameraCruise said...

Wow, amazing!
Love all of the shots.
Have a great day.
Mette

Carrie said...

Wow, these are phenomenal photos! I'm so glad I found your blog!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow... those flowers are amazingly beautiful!

Kaipiroska said...

All amazing but in the first one it seems that the flower is floating. Well done!!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

Laura said...

incredible photos...absolutely gorgeous!

Kala said...

Gorgeous images of the details of the passionflower.

photo by ansku said...

Wow. I'm speechless. These are amazing...

Linda said...

Wow, that Passion flower is a seriously good shot.
Kinda makes my attempt with the same flower a tad......safe!
Love your shots, very creative!
I'm your newest follower would love for you to follow back.

Linda
http://coachhousecraftingonabudget.blogspot.com/2012/02/colourme-weekly-9.html

Nics Cahill said...

Your pictures are outstanding, and inspirational, I could look at them for hours. Thank you for posting them.

kkkkaty said...

This is a royal ballet and I can hear the music...

...melody... said...

These are beautiful, both the images and the writing! :) Love all the details you were able to capture.

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

WOW is the only word that comes to mind!! :) I just want to frame these!!! they are gorgeous!! You are sooo talented!!

Vita Stunder said...

I love this series - I long for spring when I see them!

ana.gr said...

awesome macros, just fascinating!
Seen at 3boybarians!

Carmen and Rachelle said...

Oh...my...goodness! These are AMAZING shots! I am in awe!

tinajo said...

Beautiful as always! :-)

Deno said...

Wow! Great shots. I've been debating on whether to get a better telephoto lens or a macro. I think these photos might help me decide.

laveta'splace said...

That's the best ballet I've ever been to. Love that flower and the photos.

Tara said...

these are stunning! So beauitful!

Teddypfote said...

Wow, really breath taking pictures. They carried me away into a beautiful moment in an other dimenson.
Thank you for sharing!

Laura

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

It WAS breathtaking! Wonderful macros. Thank you.

Genie said...

Your breathtaking photography is such an inspiration to me. These macro shots are out of this world. I loved going down the series one shot at a time. Awesome captures. genie

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Yes... breath taking!! Amazing.

Helene said...

Stunning photographs and such an unusual flower! I always enjoy your blog...absolutely fabulous!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Great photos! ~ Judy

Gillian Olson said...

A wonderful series, these macros are spectacular!

Seeing Each Day said...

This is just splendid - both the photos, every single one of them - and your words.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful macro photographs and perfect title.

Regards and best wishes

el-mundo-en-colores said...

superb macros, I feel like rushing to camera shop and get myself the macro lens, which is on discount today.. very nice!

Dominique said...

Nice series.

Marion said...

Excellent, both the words and pictures, well done!
Excellent new tool!
Best regards, Marion

cris photos said...

Bonitas fotos de uma linda flor.

Beijos.

Connie Smiley said...

What a gorgeous series! Amazing to see the variety of forms and colors God has lavished on this one flower. Your blog is always an oasis.

Linda Makiej said...

these are stunning and FABULOUS!!!

Marie said...

Exquisite! Yes, they left me breathless!

thefisherlady said...

absolutely exquisite! passing this on! Far too much beauty to keep to oneself!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Great pictures! A wonderful serie of Macro flowers.
Greetings
Angela

LadyFi said...

Wow, wow and more wow!

Liz said...

Quite amazing, that's for sure. We grew passionfriut almost my entire childhood and well after I left home at 18 (after i got married) and I never noticed the development of these flowers which were everywhere. How much do we take for granted?
Of course, as we mature into adults we become more appreciative of life and the world surrounding us... and then we gain cameras which can look deeper into creation and we marvel even more :)

Sadee Schilling said...

SO beautiful. Amazing, all of it--photos and words. You are an amazing artist!

T... said...

what a wonderfully different looking flower...and love the little ant...have a great week

Karen said...

Superb, thanks for sharing.

Fragile Photo said...

Such amazing shots! I especially love the ones that have complete black backgrounds. So gorgeous.

Kim, USA said...

It's stunning and perfect!

Shamrock

Izabela said...

Very nice collection of macro shots. Great depth of field, nothing is fuzzy which shouldn't be. I like the upside down gerbera the most, but its probably because of bright color. All are fantastic.

Kerri said...

Superb captures!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative photography and words ~~thanks for sharing, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)
linked with Macro Monday

Heather said...

These are awesome! I love them nicely done!!!

Karen Smithey said...

These are stunning! I'm sending links to my kids and some other people I know--want to make sure they see these!

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