Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Colours

A post for Macro Monday/The Creative Exchange/ i heart macro/Ruby Tuesday

Colours are the smiles of nature
~Leigh Hunt

The flowers of this poinsettia (green buds) are less than 1\8th of an inch in size, so my Raynox DCR-250 conversion macro lens did wonders on this shot!

The brightly coloured parts of a poinsettia are not the plant's flowers. They are actually bracts, or modified leaves surrounding the real flowers, which are the (3-5 mm) greenish-yellow buds in the centre of a bunch.

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43 comments:

Joop Zand said...

It's a beautiful macro....very nice done Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Ellie said...

Wow Karen, that's a great shot. You really got in close there.

Lorac said...

I wish my camera had a good macro for close ups like that. Nice work Karen!

Kel said...

great seasonal image

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow! So beautiful and colourful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Happy week****

TexWisGirl said...

very, very pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful macro shot, well done!

me said...

another great macro shot,a perfect pic for the season.

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous!!

January said...

wow..very beautiful.. the color perfect..:)

Lilium

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The colours are wonderful, poinsettias are lovely bright plants aren't they.

Kim, USA said...

Super duper beautiful macro shot. I like how crisp is the color. ^_^

T... said...

beautiful shot.....

Barbara said...

Nice. So shiny and bright.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - very nice study! Would have never worked out what it was.

The symmetry of butterflies really is remarkable - although I suppose all the asymmetrical ones get eaten rather fast!

Stewart M - Australia

Artlover said...

great macro shot. I like the clear and the contrats in this pic.

CameraCruise said...

Wow, beautiful macro shot!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Very beautiful and a perfect seasonal photograph.

Karin M. said...

... a wonderful image ... great photo work ...
Greetings Karin

Anna said...

Very interesting poinsettia info and wonderful macro! It's so fun to literally crawl into the center of nature with macro shots :)
Happy week to you!

Ms. Becky said...

this is a superb macro of the point's flowers - it's like a secret world in there. the best part is the tiny, undeveloped bracts with the intense colors. I hope you're feeling better Karen. happy Monday to you.

Leovi said...

Really delicious macro to get a result so tender and beautiful. Greetings.

forgetmenot said...

Wow, I'll say your camera did an amazing job--great macro shot. Love the bright red of poinsettias--a wonderful "splash" of color in the winter. Have a great week. Mickie :)

LauraX said...

Gorgeous Karen!!!

Ralph said...

The macro is amazing - if not explained, each bud looks akin to a green bell pepper turning red, the look of summer. The poinsettia is perfect for the season, the red and green just right. We'll get our poinsettias soon, the wonderful colors of December!

Rosie said...

What a great macro!

Michelle said...

I love to learn something new..amazing macro too...

Mama Zen said...

Lovely colors!

lisa said...

Wow!! This is an absolutely AMAZING macro Karen.
Beautifully done!!

Thank you so much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

NatureFootstep said...

so, this is how they look up close. :)

DrillerAA09 said...

Perfectly captured.

Genie said...

This is one gorgeous macro shot. It has to be one of my favorites of all I have seen tonight. A fabulous capture with magnificent colors. genie

Woody said...

I need to take a closer look at poinsettia's, this is amazing!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful shot with great holiday colors!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....that is such a terrific macro of the poinsettia. They are my favorite holiday plant.

Through my Kitchen Window

Hope to see you visit, and, have a glorious Tuesday.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Very lovely macro...

Pat said...

Wonderful shot!

EG Wow said...

Super shot, Karen!

Carol said...

great capture!!!

Kateri said...

Your lens did the tiny flower buds justice indeed! Very detailed photo! Most of us miss this part of a poinsetta.

Halcyon said...

A great macro! I love the shiny red.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

I really enjoy these Christmas colors. A beautiful photo and thanks for sharing it.

Liz said...

Lovely image and beautiful Christmas colours :)