Surprised to spot the cactus with blooms.
It’s a half inch of the flower bud. It gives me the visual pleasure. It inspires me to focus on whatever I do. Youth is a strength. Start out right, set a sound target, and go for it.
These are not Air Ballons. They are ‘balloons’ in the air and only about 1/3″ in height.
Finally got my almost-tarnished macro lens out. It has been a while since I last used it. If not peeking through it so carefully, I would never notice the beauty of this small flower. I leave the name to the botanist.
Five years ago when I first came to Shriner’s Iris Garden, I was overwhelmed by the vast varieties of Iris there and did not know where to start. I often think Iris and Rhoderdendron are gorgeous flowers, but they are not my favorite macro subjects. I am glad that I decided to go back and seek new angles to photograph them.
Ruching (wrinkles), to me, is the most charming part of Iris. They look like dancing Flamingo with their beautiful skirts sweeping in the wind. The color combination in a flower is amazing and the delicate details are intriguing. I have to admit that I have found my new love.
As much as I like the natural look, texturing flower images is one of my most favorite things to do, so I did. I cannot say I like one more than the other. They are attractive in their own way and I like them both. Nature presents her Original and we are here to offer our human touch.