Today I’m taking part in Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos. I recently visited the San Diego Botanic Garden and got the opportunity to photograph a lot of blooms. Below are a couple of flowers I was able to capture on camera. The thing is, I have no idea what type of flowers they are, and they weren’t labeled. What can I say? I’m a photographer and clearly not an horticulturalist.

For each flower below, I’ll show you what the plant looks like, as well as a macro of the flower itself. If you know the name of these plants, please share your knowledge in the Comments section. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

The first plant looks like a succulent but that’s how far I can go. That soft pink flower is very pretty.

Macro Monday: Flower of a succulent plant

Macro Monday: Flower of a succulent plant

 Macro Monday: Succulent with pink flower blooms

Macro Monday: Succulent with pink flower blooms

The next flowers belong to some kind of shrub about six feet tall. There were a lot of bloom on that tree, here are just a few.

 Macro Monday: Tree with purple blooms

Macro Monday: Tree with purple blooms

Here’s a close-up of one of the purple flowers. They don’t smell but they sure look nice.

 Macro Monday: Purple flowers on a shrub

Macro Monday: Purple flowers on a shrub

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

8 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    What gorgeous colors. That pink one is great. I love how the color intensifies as it gets to the center of the flower. Not sure if that’s the flower itself or the effect of shadows, but it looks cool. 🙂

    • mpejovic says:

      I do like that part too. And it’s not a question of shadow because that whole area was in the shade. I probably could have used some flash but I like the softness of the colors that way.

  2. Gunilla says:

    Gorgeous! The first one is a cactus, but I’m not familiar with the other one.

  3. adinparadise says:

    Fabulous pics, Milka. 🙂

  4. char says:

    Wow, that pink one is my new favorite what-cha-ma-call-it cactus bloom. The purple ones are cool too. That would be so stunning on a bush 6 ft tall with all those blooms.

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