This week I had a delightful time taking a medley of macro shots of wildflowers.

I haven’t used my Lumix FZ35 for ages so when I saw the Daily Post photo prompt for this week, Close Up, I was inspired to dust the DSLR off. My neighbor recently loaned me a few books so I can identify some of the plants, grasses and wildflowers in our area. Friday, Cooper the cattledog and I took a tramp around our ranch with macro flowers in mind. I thought I could take a shot and name them when I got home.

I was so excited when I downloaded the photos. The colors, shapes and variety simply thrilled me. As for identification? I’m afraid that the macro shots don’t always give me enough detail of the rest of the plant to fully identify it! But I’ve done the best I can for now. Please enjoy my colorful macro medley. (Click on any of the shots to see them enlarged and click-through a slide show.)

Please, let me know if you can name the ones in the medley that I was unsure of. I do plan to go back and check out leaves and bark next week to fill in the holes.

A week or so ago I took this shot with my smart phone on one of my walks. At first glance I was curious why the bee wasn’t moving…. then I saw why.

The spider won… (Female Goldenrod Crab Spider)

Let me know which close up you like and feel free to correct my identifications! As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.

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Macro Medley

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5 thoughts on “Random Moments of Delight #48: A Macro Medley”

  1. Thank you Mary! Yes it is a bush not a tree … I’ll keep looking for what it might be after seeing more of it. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’ve heard so many of the names of flowers, but never really tried to put names together with the look. It’s harder than it would seem!

  3. Nice shots, all of them. Your chokecherry is wrong though. Without seeing the whole bush I can’t say but chokecherry grow on trees, have really smooth leaves, and are very dark reddish purplish.

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