Over the last couple of years my mother has worked really hard to get her flowers just right. While I was hanging out at her house the other day I decided to try taking a few pictures of them just to see what kind of shots I could get. I was a bit surprised to see how well they turned out.
These are "Black Eyed Susans". I love the contrast between the center and the petals.
This is a close up of one of the Black Eyed Susans. I couldn't resist getting this shot.
Yellow Tiger Lilly.
Purple Rose of Sharon. This is actually my favorite flower.
My daughter had been wanting me to get a good picture of a bee for her for quite a while. When I saw one land on this Purple Cone Flower I figured it would be the perfect shot. It's hard to tell on such a small picture, but on the larger one on my computer it looks like the bee is actually looking right at the camera.
Here's another one of the bee on the Purple Cone Flower.
White Hibiscus. Another one of my favorites. Of course, that could be because it is in the same family as the Rose of Sharon. *s*
I had originally taken a picture of the whole flower, but I was most drawn to the center of this Red Lilly, so I decided to crop it real close. I love the detail of the pollen in this one.
Another shot of the white Hibiscus.
Eventually I will have all the larger versions of these up in my DeviantArt gallery (sylva.deviantart.com).