Sunday, September 6, 2009
Fun with Macro
It's been a long while since I took my little point-and-shoot camera outside to see the world through it's macro lens. I'm always surprised at what I find once I put the photos on my computer. Take this coneflower for instance. Notice the little spider on the petal?
Or how about the fine downy hairs on the blooms of this Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii)?
Speaking of hairy, young tomato plants like this "Solar Fire" are surprisingly hairy.
Getting a close up of the rear end of a katydid was a little surprising to me.
Bees can be a bit hairy as well (on 'Autumn Joy' sedum). The more these buds open up, the more insects are attracted to them. They've become a bee's paradise now.
This doesn't really have anything to do with close up hairy things but I thought it was pretty. A close up of Salvia 'Coral Nymph'. It's colors are getting more intense now that the heat has lessened (thank goodness!).