Monday, February 18, 2013

Take a Closer Look


As you may have noticed I'm a bit of a fan of iphone photography, most likely because of convenience.   I always have my phone in my pocket, and the quality of the images you can make with it constantly surprises me.  I recently splurged on a bit of a toy - a special lense called an Olloclip that slips over the phones lense and gives you a fisheye, a wide angle and a macro lense capability.  The macro lense has been the one that has been the most fun so far.  I've been busy checking out the flowers from a completely different perspective.  The structure of the plants is quite amazing.
The first picture is a close up of the styles emerging from the base of a Banksia Baxterii.  


This picture is a closeup of the "pins" of a Pincushion flower - Leucospermum Cordifolium.  So shiny!


Banksia Occidentalis looks like a rib cage, and some tiny droplets of water have been caught.



The hairy tip of a Protea Pink Ice, just as it's ready to pick.  The white "ice" effect is created by tiny white hairs.
 

The base of the Banksia Occidentalis flower.


A closeup of the Brunia Albiflora - they look fierce!
Its been a fun exploration of the flowers as I haven't seen them before.  

4 comments:

  1. It is amazing...! How cleverly they are made!! Have a lovely week Grace!

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    1. Thanks Erin! Glad you like them. I hope your week is lovely too.
      Grace

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  2. Oh How lovely!! Working with Proteas and fynbos in general I`ve learnt in a very short time that you dont just need the ability to take a closer look you must also be able to see and appreciate what you are looking at. These pics really are very nice1
    Kemp

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    1. Hi Kemp - glad you like the pics! Yes, its amazing to see how they are structured up close. I'm constantly learning about the plants I grow.
      Grace

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