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January 19, 2010


As long as I can remember there has always been some sort of plant in my house.  Just something about having something green, alive and growing that makes be feel the same.
  Can you tell what type of flowering plant this is?  Looks like it could really do some damage if you happened to get tangled up with it.  
Not really.  This is my African Violet that I have had for going on 23 years.  I tend to forget about taking care of it most times but it still survives.  I love the pattern of the little hairs as they protrude out all over the leaves.  Can't figure out why it has them.  Perhaps it's some sort of protection or a way to gather moisture.

Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/4.8
Focal Length: 85 mm
Focal Length: 84.8 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Two more photos with patterns in them.
All lined up and notice the sugar pattens?

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 85 mm
Focal Length: 84.8 mm
ISO Speed: 500
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash

Oh the pattens of Oranges!  Patterns all over them.

Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/4.2
Focal Length: 85 mm
Focal Length: 84.8 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash


Anonymous said...

I love all of your macro shots, those tiny sharp details are wonderful...funny that you can miss some of those delights in everyday glances...that is one thing this challenge has helped me with...really seeing!

AimeeJ said...

These are great! I really love the gumdrop shot! Nice work.

BobbieCoughlin said...

Of the three, I like the orange the best--something about the juicy color and the composition with just part of it in the frame. With all three I like the variations in focus that steers the eye to the subject.

Ron a.k.a. Danudin said...

I had 20 + Years in the Army, and both I and Kermit will tell you that it isn't easy being Green, but great shots.

Anonymous said...

I like the colors, texture, and composition of the orange shot the best. Nice images.

Anonymous said...

Great representations of the theme-Patterns. I too prefer the orange image - makes me want one!

Debra said...

A nice collection of patterns. I lean towards the green, very lovely.

Anonymous said...

These are really nice shots Barb, very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Nice collection of patterns, really like the top one.

Sue said...

I adore Macro so I love all of these..I think my fav is the gumdrop one...but the orannge is wonderful them ALL so much!

Anonymous said...

I love the graphic quality of the gumdrops and the orange slices. Gorgeous macros!

Clara said...

These are three wonderful photos. My favorite is the orange. It is definitely a prize winner.

Anonymous said...

Spectacular macros all! I love the orange and the crop you took on it. Just a great group of shots!

Pennyz Image Inn said...

I love these shots, I have been after my hubby for a macro lens < sigh > Maybe this year :O) They are great. This one in-particular made my mouth water LoL . I love oranges.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Macro shots - I'm particularly fond of the orange.