Sunday, May 1, 2011

Maple Bud Blossoms - Macro Monday

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
 was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin
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24 comments:

fairchildstreet said...

so beautiful love the green. (yes the cider was delicous and especially the mulled cider) Charmaine

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I don't think I have ever seen a maple bud blossom. These are excellent. Thanks for sharing.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

All the wonderful signs of Spring, such a glorious site to see.

Heather T. said...

OH MY!!! Now, you certainly have captured them beautifully. I fought with my camera today, but I surely will try again tomorrow - if it doesn't rain. Still, I don't think that I'll come close to this - perfection. I love it.

And...your words, too.

Very nice.

RB said...

This is an exceptional photo Flame!! Sheer perfection. I'll take a print, enlarged and signed.
étreintes

Genie said...

What a stunning shot! I love the greens. I have never seen one of these buds but certainly would love to. It is amazing and your picture is even more amazing.

Tammie Lee said...

absolutely gorgeous clarity!

Kala said...

Fantastic details and I love the quote you've posted.

Happy Macro Monday!

jo©o said...

You are having us on, right?
This is a bunch of green tulips superimposed on a bud :-)
Joking.

Kel said...

on a day when there is much ugliness in the world, thankyou for choosing to share something of beauty

Woody said...

It looks like they exploded out of the center, very cool!

Shifan said...

What a great picture.

Jane said...

That is a wonderful photo and a truly fabulous macro shot - just look at all those little buds bursting forth.

dona said...

You're absolutely the best macro photographer in the blogosphere. Sincere congratulations.

EG Wow said...

OH! I can hardly wait for the trees to bloom! This week for sure as the weather is supposed to gt sunny and warm. :)

Birgitta said...

What a wonderful photo!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I had to smile. I only saw the upper part of the photo to begin with and I thought it was very nice green tulips. Then I realised my mistake. :)

Teresa said...

What a great shot! The quote goes with your picture beautifully.

Jama said...

Stunning macro shot!

Les... said...

geeeeeeee hon!! I really don't know how you do it!

another magical and amazing study of something simple but beautiful.. or is that simply beautiful?

I agree with everything everyone has said, well done! :)

Halcyon said...

A stunning macro! And the quote is perfect.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Karen .. I have to work my way backwards here and see your beatiful pictures ! I want that camera too !!
Joy : )

Inger-M said...

Gorgeous macro!

Karen said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by with your kind comments.