Nature’s Details


β€œPhotography helps people to see.”

~Berenice AbbottΒ 

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Magnolia Bloom

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Echeveria Flowers

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Beach Rock Blues

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Regal Magnolia

 

“What the human eye observes casually and incuriously, the eye of the camera… notes with relentless fidelity.”Β 

~Berenice Abbott

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Succulent Reds

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Golden Shower Tree

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Coleus Leaves

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Succulent Offspring

 

Close-Up, Macro Photography, Nature, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Fujifilm X-T4, Flowers, Plants

Paradise Lost

 

 

 

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102 comments

  1. Great shots Jane. I love the softness of the light in these images

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  2. Really like the photos and of course your titles
    Like the beach rock blues – with all those hues
    And then could feel the regal in the bloom- etc
    πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈ

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  3. Beautiful series.
    The fine details make these pictures so amazing.

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  4. A beautiful wonder to view these sparks of nature through your camera lens and subtitles, Jane, and the quotes by Berenice Abbott were a wonderful accompaniment. I liked the subtitle to the Bird of Paradise at the end. And I especially liked the close look at the tiny flowers and details, like the stamens in the magnolia, something I have never noticed in my life. Also enjoyed the tiny hairs on the dewy succulent and the fiery coleus leaves. My favorite photo here was the perfection of the echeveria flowers in Photo #2, that gentle arch and the serene colors and identical blossoms. Always a joy to spend time here, my friend, thank you.

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    • Hi Jet, This is so nice to read. Thanks very much. Your observations bring home Abbott’s quote about helping people to see. Close-ups reveal details that are often missed in nature’s small wonders– I am often surprised when I start editing! Those echeveria blooms are such tiny little gems and the magnolias have many personalities- I love them at every stage. I’m glad you enjoyed them. Appreciate your visit and thoughts, my nature-loving friend. 😊

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  5. These are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them! πŸ₯°

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  6. Beautiful images Jane! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  7. i usually find photos of flowers pretty boring but these are fantastic! especially the ‘Succulent red’!

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  8. That’s not just a lovely batch of images, I like what you’ve done with the post-processing too.

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  9. So much beauty here! I especially love Echeveria flowers, Regal magnolia, and succulent offspring. Beautiful.
    Alison

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  10. What gorgeous images, Jane, and wonderful inspiration! Just lovely. I hope your summer is full of photo opportunities. πŸ˜€

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  11. Wonderful detail shots Jane! Did you use a macro lens for these? My favorite is ‘Echeveria Flowers’ … that curve and the colors are stunning!

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  12. All fabulous shots as always Jane! I’ve not come across Echeveria before – it looks gorgeous! My favourites however are the first B&W magnolia (the monochrome makes the flower look almost sculptural) and the last, partly because of the image itself and partly the perfect title you have chosen for it πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Sarah. So nice to read your thoughts. Echeveria is a common succulent here. Easy and blooms beautifully. I’m glad you like the monochrome magnolia– I thought it worked well. And blooms that are past their prime like Paradise, are my thing… along with captioning it. πŸ™‚ Hope all is well with you!

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  13. This is outstanding πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

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  14. Do you think I love these? You’re right! What a fine image that first magnolia is with the symmetry barely broken by those bits that are cradled by the lower petal. I’ve seen and admired that in magnolia flowers but I don’t think I’ve made such a handsome photograph. And there it is again in the other magnolia photo, also very beautiful. I think those are the anthers that fall off and land in the petal cups. This photograph really dances! The Echeveria flowers and their warm background are sweetly colored. Beach Rock Blues looks like one beach up here in particular – you can almost hear them knocking together. The camera’s “relentless fidelity” (great phrase!) is used to good effect in the wet succulent photo. The Coleus looks like it’s on fire but the next two images cool things down. I love ‘Paradise Lost’ – what a way to end! This photograph is on its way toward abstraction. Cool! What’s that little brown piece that looks like it’s flying through the air?

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    • Hi Lynn, I am savoring your words. Thank you so much. Your thoughts and observations are always appreciated and these shots are right up your alley! I rarely see Magnolia blooms that are low enough to shoot. I lucked out with these. The anthers look cool caught in the petals. And then those amazing red seed pods will come in the winter! I’m on the hunt for close-ups lately and your response to these is very encouraging. Funny you even noted the flying piece of twig caught in a spider web. I almost removed it and decided that it’s the current state of this dried up bloom, webs and all. πŸ€—

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      • Ah, caught in a spider web, that makes sense – it adds something, especially when you can’t see the web so you wonder about it. You may remember we have very dry summers, too. By August, spiderwebs are everywhere, with lots of stuff caught in them. I can’t say I’m fond of it but it’s what’s happening. πŸ˜‰ Glad to hear you’re on the lookout for more closeup abstractions – looking forward to them! (Magnolias just keep giving, right? The leaves, too, with their two-sidedness).

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    • I know, “paradise lost” was a great ending!

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  15. Beautiful gallery, Jane! Have a lovely weekend! Marcus

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  16. Another set of stunning images. Many thanks for sharing.

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  17. love the beach rocks and that Berenice Abbot quote —

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  18. Beautiful selection of images, the dry bird of paradise is precious.

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  19. Totally fabulous Jane. I must get closer to my echeveria flowers, that is a great shot.

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    • Thank you, Jude. I worked on those with a close-up set up. The tiny flowers of the echeveria are stunning. My granddaughter was over today helping me water them and she named these arching blooms “candy canes”. πŸ’•

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  20. These are gorgeous images and details Jane. They almost make me want to buy a real camera. πŸ™‚

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  21. I like the opening quote, Jane. Photography does open the eyes to details hitherto unnoticed.

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  22. Nature so beautifully captured, you raise it to uncommon heights, Jane. A pleasure to peruse! ❀

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  23. Lovely shots of some of nature’s details, Jane. Mary Beth planted a coleus very much like the one you photographed and I’ve thought about making a few images. So much colr and nice shape to the leaves. I love the sedum too…Succulent reds.

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    • Thanks so much, Steve. Your thoughts are much appreciated coming from a close-up aficionado. I used to love coleuses and when I saw this huge one in a public planter, it brought back my fondness for them. Such beautiful colors and patterns. Sedum…thanks for reminding me of its name. Glad you enjoyed these.😊

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  24. What a beautiful collection of images. Very nicely done. (Suzanne)

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  25. All familiar and loved but I especially like the waning magnolia, Jane.

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  26. Sure, but few see like you do!

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  27. Great macros Jane, really like ‘Paradise Lost’.

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  28. Wonderful detial photography Jane, my compliments for these results.

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  29. Beautiful photohgraphy!

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  30. These are just beautiful

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  31. Ah, nature…and your eye.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  32. fantastic!

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  33. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ“·πŸŒΉ

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  34. Just stunning Jane. πŸ’•

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  35. Very beautiful details, Jane! ❀️

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  36. The Echeveria arc particularly appealed.

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  37. great eye for detail and shape Jane!

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  38. These are all beautiful, Jane. Well done.

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