Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to show photos featuring all one color. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.
Here’s a splash of green and some raindrops for the first photo of this theme.
This iceplant is called lampranthus productus and I love its bright purple blooms in the winter. Yes, there’s a little yellow in the middle of each flower but I couldn’t resist featuring my favorite color for this theme.
Frost of dead leaves makes for an interesting color.
The same goes for frost on ice plants.
I don’t know what these pink flowers are but I sure love the color.
All for my last photo, I’ll share a splash of yellow, yellow lily that is.
I’m using the gallery format to feature my photos of spring. You can click on any photo below to open the slideshow. To view any photo in a larger format, just scroll down while in slideshow mode and click on “view full size” on the bottom right on the page. Enjoy!
Yellow rose about to open
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV – Orange rose at Balboa Park in San Diego
Purple and whote Ramona lilac in bloom
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walking down the trail
Trail bordered by Ramona lilacs
Macro Monday: Small purple wildflowers
Travel theme: delicate rain drop on grass
Close-up of pink manuka flowers
A word a week – violet wildflowers with dew drops
Close-up of the pear blossoms in Balboa Park
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: the hue of you – lampranthus productus iceplant
Here are a few samples of photos taken from above. Remember you can click on each photo to view it in a larger format. And if you like what you see, I invite you to subscribe to this blog so you can get new updates as they come. I publish new photo posts 3 to 5 times a week. Enjoy!
I love photographing raindrops, especially as they linger after the rain has gone. If the sun shines a bit, it can makes for a really nice picture.
I don’t like spiders but I like how raindrops sit on a spider web. Here’s an example of a spider web right above smooth river rocks with raindrops on top of it. I have more examples of this type of raindrops here and here, but this photo is a few weeks old.
I usually don’t photograph flowers from right above but these flowers below seemed like the perfect exception. Look how the center of the flower seems almost white as the petals go from yellow to red. Only a shot from above can amplify this pattern.
Of course I can’t talk about flowers without talking about bees. I like photographing them from above to show their beautiful wings. On this photo I shared a couple of weeks ago, I noticed something quite special. Take a close look at the bags of nectar the bee is gathering on its back legs. What an efficient way to gather a lot of nectar!
Finally you also can’t talk about flowers without mentioning butterflies. When they stay put and leave their wings wide open, you have the opportunity to photograph beautiful colors from above.
Here’s a beautiful orange julia butterfly (Dryas iulia).
And here’s a postman butterfly (Heliconius Melpomene).
Today I’m taking part in Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos. I decided to feature raindrops on leaves because we’ve have a lot of rain these past couple of weeks. They’re probably the last rainstorms we’ll get before late next fall, so I may as well embrace them.
Here are a few photos of raindrops on a rose tree with small leaves. I think I displayed one of these photos in a previous post, but I wanted to share a few more. Perfect for Macro Monday! Remember you can click on each photo to see it in a larger format.
This is probably my favorite photo. I love how the raindrops seem to line up on the edges of the leaves, with some larger drops to balance out the many tiny drops.
I took this photo the same day. It shows some of the same leaves but from another angle and with some other leaves below them.
Below is the same rose tree but after a different rainstorm, and different leaves. I love how the raindrops reflect so many things.
The new WordPress weekly photo challenge theme is forward. I’m always looking forward to the next best photo opportunity, so I can display it here and on my online store. I’m so behind on uploading new photos to my store, and I’m looking forward to working on it over the next week or so. There are lots of good photos to add, that’s for sure.
Remember you can click on any of the photos below to see it in a larger format.
I’m always looking forward to exploring new hiking paths, and there are a lot of them in San Diego. Here’s one path in Mission Trails park I haven’t tried all the way yet.
Today, I’m looking forward to enjoying the cloudless blue sky, after three days of gray clouds, rain and hail.
I’m also looking forward to the raindrops helping my rose bush grow new rose buds for the spring.
Finally I’m looking forward to new strawberries this summer. That is, if I can get to them because the slugs and pill bugs do…
Lots of things to look forward to! What are you looking forward to on your end?