Friday, August 31, 2012

Goodbye Winter




Today is the last day of winter in Australia. Cool mornings and beautiful sunny days will gradually give way to warm nights and hot days. Our white camellias have begun to flower.




The Anemone Poppies continue to entrance me with their blooms.







 The grape hyacinths stand delightfully tall.




Another Anemone Poppy greets the daylight.

Winter has been a time of colour and new flowers. Spring will no doubt bring even more of the same. Each season is magnificent, I wouldn't want to miss a single one.


Sharing at I Heart Macro.




33 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que venha primavera! Lindas flores!beijos,chica

rainfield61 said...

I say goodbye to summer every night.

She comes back the next day.

moni said...

Hello,
what wonderful Anemone-macros, but all of your pics are great.
Wish you a nice weekend
moni

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful flowers, miraculous colours. I am greeting

Giga said...

U Ciebie się zacznie jutro wiosna, a u nas kończy się lato. Zdjęcia na przywitanie wiosny są piękne. Pozdrawiam i do zobaczenia na blogu za trzy tygodnie, bo jadę na wakacje.
In your spring begins tomorrow, and we end the summer. Photos to welcome spring are beautiful. Cheers and see you on the blog in three weeks, because I'm going on vacation.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pictures. We are heading into winter,which means snow and cold but I don't mind that at all.

geanina said...

beautiful colors, fantastic macros!! love it...

Birgitt said...

wonderful photos ... so ... I'm a little jealous, because I love the spring ... and for us, it is still a long way ... I will always enjoy your beautiful photos

Greeting Birgitt

Sylvia K said...

I always love your macro shots, Karen! Lovely flowers and colors and a delightful glimpse of spring! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cinzia said...

Wondefrul macro!
Cinzia

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Once again a stellar series of photos. Color me impressed. :)

Karin M. said...

Soooo magnificent macros, stunning ... a photo is more beautiful than the other,
My compliments for such perfect shots.
Love greetings, Karin

cris photos said...

A flor da segunda foto é muito bonita.

Bjus

Leeloo said...

I learned English at school. There are two words that I loved to hear me say: bloom and lullaby. I do not know why I liked their sound. These are two words that I want to send you this day ... Thank you for all the kindness offered. Thank you for your great photos.

einfachtilda said...

Und bei uns geht gerade der Sommer zu Ende :-((((((((

Filip and Kristel said...

Some very lovely macro shots. Amazing that you have these flowers in the winter.

Greetings,
Filip

Shirley said...

I'm so happy for you that your spring/summer is upon your beautiful lands..we are heading into fall and the fall colors will soon be here. Spring and summer are my seasons to enjoy. So, I know where I'm coming for my summer fix of beautiful flower photo's..May each day be filled with bursting blooms and beauty!

flowersandhome said...

And we're almost saying "goodbye summer, hello autumn" ;-)
and I have to admit, I love autumn, think it's a wonderful season.
Beautiful pictures again!!!! You're making me dream of spring already, also a favourite season. Every season really has his beautiful, enjoyable sides I think.
Bye,
have a lovely weekend,
Marian

Marty said...

so beautiful flowers, soft colors ! you must have a fantastic garden !
wish you a lovely weekend and a wonderful spring

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

AMAZING macros!!!!

Doug Hickok said...

Magnificent presentation, full of the anticipation of Spring!

thefisherlady said...

thank you for bringing so many of your days to us...I am in love with the white anenomes... gorgeous photos all of them. How I love each season. God has gifted you to capture them with a breath of His love wrapped around each click of your camera!

Jenni C's said...

love your first photo...i am so happy it's Spring....it took a long time to arrive..this year..

guild-rez said...

Very lovely pictures!!
Thank you for sharing,
take care Gisela.

Rosemary said...

Your macro shots are out of this world, so beautiful, and one more way to admire the beauty and complexity of nature. May I ask how you get such close, clear shots, especially the outdoor ones?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you Rosemary. Each of these shots are taken outside while the plant is still growing. I used my 50mm 1.4 lens on my Canon DSLR with a Raynox macro conversion lens as seen here
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/dancing-and-singing.html
I focus manually while only 2-5 inches away from my subject. I can't fit much within the frame but that's ok.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous shots! The frost will soon take the last of our flowers.

Sherri B. said...

Stunning flower photos! I love seeing the flowers of Australia - they're incredibly unique and absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing (and lovely, soothing music...).

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Rosemary, adding to my comment....

As a follow up to my macro photography comment....I was able to take some wonderful macros with my Lumix superzoom also. The Raynox lens attaches to it as well. I only bought my DSLR in April this year. I find I can get closer with my Lumix + Raynox than with my DSLR+ 50mm+ Raynox but don't have the same amount of control over depth of field.
Here's a good example of macro with my Lumix super zoom (DMC FZ35) by itself before I bought the Raynox.
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/bright-spot.html
My children manage to take some great macros with their little pocket cameras too. A matter of experimenting with what you have available.

Sophi Belle said...

Very beautiful flowers and amazing details and color!

Gillian Olson said...

Such beautiful flowers, I especially like the anenome poppies; beautiful macros of all.

Liz said...

More divine shots! Those poppies are really beautiful, Karen!

Painted by Light said...

Beautiful post Karen. Lovely flowers and you have used the light very well. Nice focus and soft colours. Great.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
You have a very nice familie as I see the pictures. :)
Enjoy the week.

Greetings Andrea

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