Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a ground cover growing only about four inches tall. The Salmon colored flowers are fairly non-descript when seen from a human perspective. But boy was I surprised when I took one and put it under the microscope!
55mm lens attached to a bellows.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Deptford Pink is one of those delicate tiny wildflowers that often goes unnoticed. The flower is usually less than 1/2 in. wide and is found at the top of a tall thin almost grass like plant. Always one of my favorite wildflowers.
Photo taken with a reversed 50mm lens.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
One of the most beautiful wildflowers is barely 1/4in. long and is considered by most a noxious "weed". In a contest this flower, in my opinion, will hold it's own against any Orchid . Try to look more closely at "the little things".
For more info on Henbit see: http://ethnobotanist128.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-little-things.html
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I have always admired the patients of the Preying Mantis. They sit for long periods of time waiting for some unsuspecting insect to wander into striking distance. This one slowly swiveled it's head to stare right into my eyes, just long enough for a portrait shot.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Ants love Peonies, though the old adage that Peonies need ants to flower turns out to be false. They may benefit from the ants protection as other insects, bent on destruction, will not risk getting eaten. The Ants love the sweet nectar around the edges of the flower petals.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Another member of the Pea family, Vetch is a ground cover with beautiful pink/purple flowers, that is very common in open areas. This photo was made by combining 6 photos with different points of focus to create a better depth of field than can be achieved with a single photo even if at if shot at F32.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This tiny wild Geranium is very beautiful close-up. The flower, barely visible at human height, is about 1/4in across and has five deeply dissected petals and leaves (hence the name). There are so many wild Geraniums, it took me awhile to key this one out.