Thursday, July 5, 2012

Continual Beauty


Macro photo of two gerbera petal seeds


Elements of beauty surround each stage of life for those who have eyes to see.....








Black and white macro photo of a gerbera centre















As the first flush of flowers begin to drop their heavy heads in a carpet of soft seeds,  young faces play peek-a-boo around the base of stems and leaves with promises of continued beauty from my Mother's Day gerbera.







Boo!

:)

Sharing at Flower Art Friday, This or That Thursday, Shoot. Edit. Submit, Tina's Weekend Flowers 6th photo (Voted as Weekly Winner), In Courage: Beauty Seeker, Sneak Peek Friday, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Fourteen-Forty.

78 comments:

Eva said...

Wunderschöne Fotos,

liebe Grüße Eva

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! :)

Jenni C's said...

beautiful!!!!

marit´s,,, said...

Wow so beautiful pictures.
Have a nice summer day, Marit.

Madge Bloom said...

SO beautiful!

Seeing Each Day said...

I agree with your words about for those that have eyes to see. You have been integral in the world of photography for helping me how to see. Really like your 1st , 3rd & 4th photo.

tinajo said...

Love the pics and the words are true!

geanina said...

nice macros!
have a nice day...:)

✿ chica said...

Lindo demais e ter olhos pra saber ver é importante!!beijos,chica

Pieces of Sunshine said...

My Friend at Seeing Each Day, what a wonderful and gracious thing to say. Thank you also Chica.

Danielle said...

These photos are stunning and I love the concept behind them. Thank you for the inspiration. I have pinned this post as a reminder to be inspired to look at my garden from a different perspective each and every day.

Lisa said...

Such pretty pictures as usual! The third one is absolutely stunning! The colors are just beautiful. You have such a good eye. I am learning from you! Someday I hope to get a Macro lens or converter.

Ellie said...

Ah what lovely shots - I love every one of them. So crisp and sharp. :))

Joop Zand said...

So wonderfull photographed.....i love it Karen.

Greetings, Joop

deb duty said...

These are just gorgeous. You are so talented at macros.

Anita Johnson said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! The soft edges of the flower petals are amazing...the red flower with the black background? WOW I'm amazed at God's creation. We have lived here in Wisconsin for 20 years, but our backyard still holds treasures for me to find for the first time!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Such beauty in these photos ~ absolutely magical ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Marty said...

just gorgeous ! love your images

Tricia Hays said...

Exquisite captures! =)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures and lovely flowers and a wonderful way to begin my day! Hope your week is going well, Karen! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

cris photos said...

Beleza de fotos e flores, gostei muito.

Beijos

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome photography, your blog is beautiful, congratulations!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Michelle said...

Stunning...love each and every one of them and the Max Lucado quote, too.

LOVE>>>LOVE>>>LOVE this post!!!

Juliana said...

Thanks for nice comments)
This post is cool! Interesting idea)
Have a nice day!
xoxo, Juliana
[http://pjhappies.blogspot.com/]

Sweet said...

Your images are really really beautiful!
Macros are my favourite and your's are amazing.
Congratulations!! :)

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

You took my breath away with the first one and the last. Love them all. Hugs for a great day

Tamar SB said...

Wow! These are just amazingly vivid and stunning!

Gillian Olson said...

These are really wonderful macros, love them all.

Gunilla said...

Beautiful photos! My favorite is the one of the red petals.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are so incredibly beautiful!!!!!

Kim, USA said...

Wow fantastic shots!

Kim,USA

MaryL said...

Breathtaking!! The music and birdsong also cause one to pause, linger and look closer... Thank you for the beautiful break...

Lisa said...

There is so much beauty around us! You always capture it so wonderfully. Lovely, lovely photos.

LeAnne said...

Wow, you sure do know how to capture the beauty of flowers. Thanks for sharing with Flower Art Friday!

Cathy H. said...

Breathtakinly beautiful!!! Amazing macro!!!

HoodPhoto said...

I love each and every one of these great macros!

If you get a chance, stop by my blog and "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are absolutely breathtaking!

Hey, I want to let you know that I got that Raynox macro lens and tried it out today! It's awesome. Thanks for recommending it and answering my questions. :)

Liz said...

Divine shots Karen! I love the way you capture the smallest details that are so often missed. Isn't God amazing, the way he has created life & beauty all around us. It's so important to stop and take notice in the smallest and often "ordinary" things. There is so much beauty to be found if we just look a little deeper.

Kim said...

That first photo looks like the petals are courting each other. You have an amazing talent with macro. Amazing!!!

HansHB said...

A great serie of macros. So lovely to see!
I wish you a nice day!

May said...

Just gorgeous!! You guys are lucky that even during winter you see blooms and greenery all around..:-) Each time I look at the plants and color on my little balcony, I try to to enjoy their presence and vibrancy. I do not even want to think that in a few months I will have to throw them all into the bins.

Filip and Kristel said...

Very good macros, the 3rd picture is my favorite.

Greetings,
Filip

Molly said...

The red petals with the black background are my favourite.

Mollyxxx

Annchen said...

so wonderful and perfect pictures!

I must learn it ... NOW :-)

ladyfi said...

Spectacular shots that speak of the beauty of nature.

ally said...

That shot of the red petals on black is a stunner!!!
Would look awesome on a canvas
xx

Donna Heber said...

Your photos are nothing like I have ever seen before! I can't stop looking at your fifth picture. What type of flower is in the photo?

Francisca said...

Ah, such loveliness. Macros bring out the best in flowers, don't they? The third one makes me smile - it would make a gorgeous "cheer you up" card.

julie+ said...

stunning! there is hope in the midst of the change. love, love, love these!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful presentation! Loved every shot especially the last one. Enjoyed my visit as always!

Linda Kittmer said...

A lovely collection of shots. Thanks for sharing.

Geri - eatpaintlearn.com said...

Spectacular shots!

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for joining us with your wonderful flowers! the macro pics are stunning! :)

Kerry @ Made For Real said...

So pretty!

Laura Wells said...

Your photos make me want to visit you and follow you around to touch the things you see. Tthank you.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful series this is.
I especially love the black ad white one.
Simply perfect.
Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

~Jess said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures!

Doug Hickok said...

Fantastic array of heart warming images from your garden! Beautiful work :^)

Christina said...

Simply breathtaking!

Angie said...

YOU are AMAZING.

I could not pick a favorite if I had to, that's how AMAZING all the images are here. Karen, you are brilliant.

Happy weekend to you and yours!

xo

marijke said...

Wow what a fantastic photograph's Karen.
Have a great weekend

Deanna said...

I am always in awe of your beautiful flower images. Each one just gorgeous!!

Geri - eatpaintlearn.com said...

Amazing, amazing work! You have a wonderful "eye"! ♥

ormbunke said...

Wonderful macros and music.Thanks for you visit.

Marie said...

I love that you find beauty in everything nature offers. It is all truly beautiful! I will make a list of my favorite photos and see if they are all already on your red bubble shop because they may be. You are right about it being so dry here, lush gardens are just not something one sees much (you CAN achieve it with lots of hauled in dirt and manure and compost and lots of watering, but that just seems so wasteful) Instead, I am finding lots of beauty in the things that are very normal here. I think people's yard ornaments and yard art do reflect their need for color and beauty in the small ways they can be achieved in the desert, too.

Zauberpalme said...

Your pics are amazing. I especially love no. 3. have a good weekend.

Sarah said...

You are my Macro Star!! : ) Brilliant my dear!! Greetings Sarah

Sharyl said...

I had to look through these several times... so lovely and stunning! Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos with us each week!

Shel said...

Yours are always a favorite of mine, but for some reason today, these are extra special. Stunning photography!! Thank you so much for sharing your 'eye'!!

papillon said...

Hi,

I have never seen such lovely pictures of flowers.
Many greetings
J+C

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow. The beauty is just wow. I know you are so good at being a beauty seeker! I was so happy to see you link up a post. Thank you so much!!

Karen said...

Stunning as always!

Tammie Lee said...

such lovely images~

January said...

awesome pictures!

Dropping by from Macro Monday…Zinnia

Pat said...

Fabulous images, every one!

Barb said...

Simply beautiful! I love the tiny hearts in the fourth photo!

patty said...

What beautiful, beautiful images! Thank-you for sharing at 1440!

Dominique said...

I also like that one.

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