Sunday, July 5, 2009

Seeing Stars/ Monochrome Maniacs

Star-shaped flowers on an allium (ornamental onion)

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25 comments:

Rose said...

I wonder if I would have noticed this if I had seen the real thing before this picture...spending time with camera does help me to see things but I still see photos like this and wonder would I have noticed them.

cieldequimper said...

When I saw the thumbnail I thought these were ice crystals :-) this is gorgeous.

Vita Stunder said...

Great B&W EG!
Have a nice week!

Anna

Marie Reed said...

I just love it! It's such an interesting and unusual shot!

Aileni said...

Stella...:)

Tom said...

A Star picture of Star shaped flowers.. from a Star with the camera.. ha!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

What a magic macro! Looks like thousands propellers.

kaye said...

That is so cool. I had a neighbor that used to paint the dried heads a rainbow of colors. His field was pretty all summer

ellievellie said...

That is so new to me - onion that is beautiful outside the dinner plate! Wonderful stars! - great contrast - totally love it!

Dagrun said...

I love the allium, I've been taking pictures of it too, mostly macros. Very nice in b&wh.

Carver said...

I love the way this flower looks in black and white. It makes the star shape stand out more than in color I think.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful monachrome shot, EG...

Hope you have had a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

I really think the black and white brings out the shapes so much better than colour - i wonder at the person who commented about apinting the dried seed heads - what would that look like?
And the poppies are beautiful, too!!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very well done. Excellent.

PERBS said...

Beautiful macro! I had forgotten that I took a similar hoto just recently too. . . I will have to look for mine now! Ü

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

I learned a trick about allium last week. Make a bouquet of allium, don't put them in water. Just a vase. If you put them in water, they will STINK.

Fabulous geometry in this photo!

Kitty said...

Beautiful - an explosion of stars!

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture!

michael bird said...

Simply beautiful. Am constantly amazed at the beauty all around us and especially the flora when photographed in macro. Stunning.

slim said...

I never thought of photographing these flower balls in b+w . . . you captured this beautifully.

Daryl said...

ilium! love them, they are part of the onion family

RuneE said...

Impressive indeeed - I don't know the flower - but it bust be the definite b & w!

Liz said...

That is fabulous!

floreta said...

beautiful!

~Just me again~ said...

Wow, in B&W it almost looks like it could be a sculpture.

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