Just playing with my Lensbaby and some textures on this rainy Saturday afternoon. This image began with a Lensbaby macro shot of a white coneflower converted to black and white with Nik software. Then a purple texture was added and finally a design texture on top.
Just when you think that summer is coming to an end, a bright pink flower appears in the garden for the first bloom of the season! I don’t know the name of these, but they look like miniature lilies and bloom in mid-August. They are definitely worth waiting all season to see. This is a very abstract version photographed with the Lensbaby 3G.
I love this perennial grass that I planted in my garden last month. It has beautiful purple and white feathery plumes. I photographed it this evening with the Lensbaby 3G and a soft focus filter. LOVE this effect and the rainbow of color as a result of some day lilies in the background.
My very favorite lens for macro flower photography is the Lensbaby. I still love the 3G model with the macro attachments and soft focus filter for nature photos. What this lens can do to soften the background is amazing! Thank you Jim and Michelle for letting me “borrow” your coneflowers!
I’ve tried to grow coneflowers on several occasions without success. My next door neighbors, however, have lovely blooms alongside their driveway. Hope they don’t mind that I visited to photograph them!
This is the first year that I’ve successfully grown Morning Glories – both from starter plants as well as seeds. The rabbits have nibbled at the leaves, but the plants are still thriving. Each morning I am greeted by these lovely pink and purple blossoms with delicate stems that twist around my metal trellis.
Every now and again I have a chance to do some flower photography right in my own back yard. Currently the honeysuckle is in bloom and calling me to not only photograph, but just enjoy the delightful fragrance. Last month the Bleeding Hearts were commanding my attention.
I was happy to find this flower in bloom in one of the containers on my back porch over the weekend. This perennial hasn’t bloomed in several years and after the harsh winter of 2014, I wasn’t expecting to see it this year either. What a delightful surprise!