WPC – Close-up

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Macro photography allows us to see the world in a new light. Some of the best macro subjects may appear mundane at first — things you’d normally pass by without giving a second glance — but get just a little closer and there’s often a hidden beauty to be discovered.

So this week, get up close and personal with your subject — whether it’s the pollen on a newly bloomed flower, rust on an old fence, or water droplets left by a storm — and capture those tiny, fascinating details that might go unnoticed.”

WordPress Photography Challenge: Close-up

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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31 Responses to WPC – Close-up

  1. Gorgeous!! Make it a wonderful weekend Eliza…:)

  2. mk says:

    I love the way your photo emphasizes both color and line and shading! The downward reaching petals and the upward reaching (help me out here Eliza!) pollen-things with their graduated orange to darkest green.

  3. Dina says:

    Beautiful! Isn’t amazing what you can actually see when you use the macro, much more than your eye can capture. Lovely work, Eliza.

  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Very nice!!

  5. ladygrace33 says:

    What a clever way of taking a macro, beautiful 🙂

  6. Val Boyko says:

    So clear. The petals look like ribbons. Love it!

  7. arlingwoman says:

    It’s interesting to me how often a close-up reveals geometry.

  8. Debra says:

    What arlingwoman says! I love seeing things through your vision.

  9. Your coneflower looks much brighter and happier than ours. Perhaps it is the difference in our climate. Also, no nibbling on your petals! Exquisite!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you! Believe me, this is a first to have no nibbles. I think maybe the cold winter might have knocked down a few critters. Usually, I get an ugly brown worm infestation that guts the flowerhead and covers it with brown you-know-what. Or maybe my feathered friends took care of the would-be egg layers before they got a shot at my cones. Either way, I am really enjoying them this year!

  10. livblumer says:

    A purple fountain’s majesty made more stunning because it comes from a familiar place (coneflower).

  11. Kathy Sturr says:

    Beautiful! Such a worthy subject. I could photograph cone flowers for hours – difficult to paint.

  12. Oh, this is a stunning shot of Echinacea. I’m putting together a post on “pink”. Would you permit me to use this photo as one of the images I present with full credit back to you and your post?

  13. Pingback: I see … PINK – Exploring Colour

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