Saturday, 22 March 2014

Picture This #243 ~ Flower Power

Many thanks to Debby for hosting the challenge this week. I know we only did this theme back in February, but in my opinion you can never have too many flower photos!!! I take more photos of flowers than all other subjects combined!!

Here are mine. These were all taken at the National Botanical Gardens Of Wales last year:

1) Xerochrysum
Xerochrysum 2

2) Esteva 
Esteva 2

3) Gaillardia
Gaillardia Heart

4) Hibiscus
Dark Heart 2


17 comments:

  1. wow that is stunning.

    Sweet gentle colours

    Love the blazing reds and yellows

    Lovely macro

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    1. Thanks Anders. Those Xerochrysums are really spectacular flowers.

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  2. Fantastic makes me feel like summer is not far away, four beautiful examples of your close-up work, Lonely captures Mitch ;)

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  3. The xerochrysum is so pretty! I love the colors. Wonderful detail in all four. I like the close up of the hibiscus the best.

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    1. Thanks Debby :-)) The Xerochrysums come in quite a range of colours. I was tempted to post four variations of this flower.

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  4. Fantastic and mesmerizing. Loved all shots.

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  5. I love all your photos, as always! The top one is my favourite, though the capture of the simplicity of the Esteva bloom (the same word in Portuguese for that flower that has given its name to a good red wine) is awesome. Looking at the gaillardia shot, I realize that flower shot posted by Heidi is not a gaillardia. Perhaps some close relative...

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    1. Thanks Belita :-)) Yes, Heidi's flower does look similar to the gaillardia, but I'm fairly sure is an unrelated flower. I'll try to identify it.

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  6. wow all wonderful
    one and three are my favs

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  7. hi Mitch, stunning pics as ever. love them all. bye

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  8. Hi, Mitch, I was going Ooo and Ahh and then I saw your bottom picture and it totally blew me away. Sunshine in the heart of darkness. Wonderful.

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  9. Stunning Macro pictures, you very hallmark of photography is flowers and insects as we know, Mitch. Love them all, but that last one, wow, never ever saw a Hibiscus with those colours and we have quite a few bushes ourselves.

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