71 Photos - Mar 4, 2012
Photo: Photo: Where The Wild Roses GrowPhoto: { More Flowers }

for #floralfriday by +Tamara Pruessner 
& #textureblendphotography by +Gemma CostaPhoto: Blüten (original / mit Texturen)Photo: Ein paar Narzissen für den #SpringFeverTuesday (by +Vesna Krnjic).

"I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

by William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

for #PoetSocietyofPhotography (+Claudine de Faÿ)
and #textureblendtuesday (+Gemma Costa)Photo: { Blossom I }

#textureblendthursday (by +Christine Hauber & +Matt Suess)
#textureblendphotographyPhoto: { Blossom II }

Black days of winter all were through
The blossoms came and they brought you
Clouds left the sky
And I knew the reason why
They made way for you and the blossom.

from Blossom Friends, Nick Drake (1948 – 1974)

#textureblendthursday (by +Christine Hauber & +Matt Suess)
#PoetSocietyofPhotography (by +Claudine de Faÿ)
#textureblendphotographyPhoto: { Flowers I }

for +SpringFeverTuesday (by +Vesna Krnjic)
#springfevertuesdayPhoto: { Flowers II }

for +SpringFeverTuesday (by +Vesna Krnjic)
#springfevertuesdayPhoto: { Ranunkel }

#springfevertuesday (by +Vesna Krnjic)
#yisforyellow , +YisforYellow (by +Lucille Galleli)Photo: Blossom ~ Saxifraga

This is my first contribution for #MacroMonday and one of my first ever macro-shots. This is a tiny blossom of a saxifraga.

+Macro Monday (by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim)

#BTLcritique, #macro , +Behind the Lens: Photo Critique GroupPhoto: Rising ~ Saxifraga

Here is a second photo of the Saxifraga for #MacroMonday .

+Macro Monday (by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim)Photo: Saxifrage
The wide, wide sky was a crystal clear,
A great blue dome that quivered near.

And oh, the white-flowered miracle grown
Out of the broad gray breast of a stone!

Little plant, did you guess that when I heard
You whisper your one sweet rune-telling word,

Straight into the crystal I could see,
And the Heart of the Sky leaned down to me?

from In the Great Steep's Garden, Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881 - 1941)

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner
#textureblendphotography by +Gemma Costa 
#PoetSocietyofPhotography by +Claudine de Faÿ 
#textureblendphotographyPhoto: Ranunkel {Macro}Photo: Ranunkel {Macro}Photo: More rainunculus drops

for +Macro Monday by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim 
and #yisforyellow by +Lucille Galleli 
#macromondayPhoto: Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Every one, come on

from 'Instant Karma' ~ John Lennon
~Allium christophii - Sternkugellauch~

+Macro Monday by +Kerry Murphy, +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden 
+PurpleCircle by +lynn langmade & +Craig Szymanski 
#macromonday, #purplecircle , #PoetSocietyofPhotographyPhoto: Happy Blue Monday

A Cornflower bud for +Macro Monday. Thanks to +Jennifer Eden, +Kerry Murphy & +Kelli Seeger Kim for curating this awesome theme.
#macromondayPhoto: Center Of The Universe

The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it
~ Alexander Solschenizyn (Russian novelist)

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
~ Deepak Chopra (Indian ayurvedic Physician and Author, b.1947)

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner 
#PurpleCircle by +Sinead Sam McKeown +Craig Szymanski & +lynn langmade 
Osteospermum (Polarstern, Kapkörbchen) {Macro}Photo: White-out

Bellis perennis - tubes & soft tones in pink & yellow for

#MacroMonday by +Kerry Murphy, +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden 
#DofMonday  by +Lynda Bowyer & +Mara Acoma 
Bellis perennis {Macro}Photo: Field of Flowers

The Earth Laughs in Flowers
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner
#ColorsOnFriday by +E.E. Giorgi +Christina Lihani +Erin Henderson & +Gilmar Smith 
#flowerphotography   #floralphotographyPhoto: Osteospermum (Polarstern, Kapkörbchen)

The first time I've seen this type of flower was in one of +Alan Shapiro's albums. And a few weeks ago i've found them at a florist nearby. Yeah. :-) So here is another macro from this gorgeous flower.

Variation with more purple: goo.gl/qwOMv

#MacroMonday by +Kerry Murphy, +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden 
#PurpleCircle by +Sinead Sam McKeown, +Craig Szymanski & +lynn langmade 
Osteospermum (Polarstern, Kapkörbchen) {Macro}Photo: It's Friday, Floral Friday

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner 
#colorsonfriday , by +E.E. Giorgi, +Gilmar Smith, +Christina Lihani & +Erin Henderson 
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek
Osteospermum (Polarstern, Kapkörbchen)Photo: Let the sun
Let the sunshine in

Here is a second contribution for #FloralFriday. It's all yellow: the Safflower (Färberdistel, Carthamus tinctorius).

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner 
#YisforYellow by +Lucille Galleli 
Färberdistel (Carthamus tinctorius) {Macro}Photo: Monochrome Garden

This is my first ever contribution to #MonochromeMonday . It's a monochrome version of a Osteospermum (Kapkörbchen, Polarstern).
You can find the color version here: http://goo.gl/eIFaI. I'm not sure which picture I like better.

#monochromemonday by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge & +Nurcan Azaz.
#MacroMonday by +Kerry Murphy, +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer EdenPhoto: Purple Stripes, Glittery Blue & Yellow Bits

#MacroMonday by +Kerry Murphy, +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden.
#PurpleCircle by +Sinead Sam McKeown, +Craig Szymanski & +lynn langmade.
Osteospermum (Polarstern, Kapkörbchen) {Macro}Photo: Shine A Light

May the good lord shine a light on you
Make every song your favourite tune
May the good lord shine a light on you
Warm like the evening sun

from Exile on Main St. ~ Rolling Stones

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner
#colorsonfriday by +E.E. Giorgi, +Gilmar Smith, +Christina Lihani & +Erin HendersonPhoto: Monochrome Garden: Bumpy

Here is another flower from my macro-chrome garden and (luckily) some parts of it are bumpy. I love this theme-within-a-theme idea, and the next time i'll try to shoot some other things than flowers for this.

Color version: http://goo.gl/9X2va

#macromonday by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim.
#monochromemonday  by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta & +Steve Barge. Photo: Monochrome Garden ~ An empty cage

This is a part from a Nigella damascena (Jungfer im Grünen). It's a surrounding of a seed capsule, but this time the capsule is missing.

#macromonday by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim 
#monochromemonday by +Hans Berendsen, +Manuel Votta, +Jerry Johnson  & +Steve Barge Photo: This is a white flower of a Nigella damascena (Jungfer im Grünen, love-in-a-mist)

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner , +FloralFriday 
#floralphotography, #flowerphotography Photo: This is my second contribution for todays #FloralFriday: A seed capsule from a Nigella damascena (Jungfer im Grünen, love-in-a-mist).

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner, +FloralFriday 
#floralphotography , #flowerphotography    Photo: The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere.
Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead;

from The Death of the Flowers ~ William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878) 

#flowerphotography #deadflowersociety +Dead Flower SocietyPhoto: Dead Flowers ~ Strawflowers

#flowerphotography #deadflowersociety +Dead Flower Society Photo: summer is gone - it remains a weak memory of blooming flowers

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner Photo: Drop

for #FloralFriday  by +Tamara Pruessner 
#PurpleCircle  Photo: My Dahlia

My dahlia
My dahlia dear
Anyone can see
You're laughing down at me
It's easy for you now
~ Smashing Pumpkins

for #FloralFriday  by +Tamara Pruessner 
#YIsForYellow +YisforYellow Photo: More Dahlias ~ soft purple & white

for #FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner 
and #PurpleCircle by +Lynn Langmade, +Sinead Sam McKeown & +Craig Szymanski Photo: Hats Off: Flowering Eucalyptus

Last week i've found flowering eucalyptus at my local florist. Never seen this before.

From Wikipedia:
The most readily recognisable characteristics of eucalyptus species are the distinctive flowers and fruit (capsules or "gumnuts"). Flowers have numerous fluffy stamens which may be white, cream, yellow, pink or red; in bud, the stamens are enclosed in a cap known as an operculum which is composed of the fused sepals or petals or both. Thus flowers have no petals, but instead decorate themselves with the many showy stamens. As the stamens expand, the operculum is forced off, splitting away from the cup-like base of the flower; this is one of the features that unites the genus.


for #FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner Photo: The last weeks i've shared lots of b&w photos (due the participation to the Project 52 B&W), so my stream needs some color.

Here is a flower-photo from last summer.

And i've experimented a little bit with LR processing, especially changing the gradation curves.

#floralfriday  by +Tamara Pruessner  +FloralFriday 
#yisforyellow  by +Lucille Galleli +YisforYellow Photo: Frozen Flower

Take a knife
Cut out this heart of ice
Hold it high
Walk into the sun

~ Joe Jackson

for #FloralFriday & +Tamara Pruessner Photo: Bud & Blossom ~ Ranunculus asiaticus

This is a color variation of a photo that I created for the Project 52 B&W.
Split-toning with: lights=green/shadows=blue.

#floralfriday  by +Tamara Pruessner 
#floralphotography   #flowersphotography #flowersPhoto: Lavender + Textures

To start from scratch

This is the first time since last year april that i've played around with textures. And i've tried some other functions in PSE9 (layers&masks).

#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner 
#TextureBlendPhotography  by +Gemma Costa 
#colormeweekly by +Rosie Nixon Photo: Withered Tulips I

Last week I had a bouquet of colorful tulips.
And now they are withered.

#deadflowersociety by +Don Noll, +Katie Wright & +Alex Ponce.
#MacroMonday by +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Kerry Murphy & +Jennifer Eden 
+//flower colors//   Photo: Withered Tulips II

#deadflowersociety   #flowers   #flowerphotography  Photo: Withered Tulips III

#deadflowersociety   #flowers   #flowerphotography  Photo: Withered Tulips IVPhoto: Whitered Tulips VPhoto: Withered Tulips VI

This is the last photo in the series of withered tulips. i like the D.I.Y. tulips: choose color and texture and create your own tulip.


#FloralFriday  by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson & +Eustace James 
#deadflowersociety  by +Don NollPhoto: Osteospermum (Kapmargerite, Kapkörbchen, Bornholm-Margerite) {Macro}Photo: Osteospermum (Kapmargerite, Kapkörbchen, Bornholm-Margerite) {Macro}Photo: Photo: Blaue ZierdistelPhoto: Blaue ZierdistelPhoto: Today i've visited Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln. Right now they have a large Dahlia exhibtion. Amazing: the variety of forms and colors. Here is a first impression of my photo-tour.

It's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

#flowers #flowerphotography #colorsonfriday   #hqspflowers  Photo: Right now there is a Dahlia exhibition at the Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln. They have around 50-60 varieties in the exibition. Here is a little collage of some of them.

#flowers #flowerphotography   #hqspflowers   #dahlia   #dahliaphotographs   Photo: Dahlia {Macro}Photo: Dahlia {Macro}Photo: DahliaPhoto: Dahlia {Macro}Photo: Ice Blue DahliaPhoto: Withered TulipsPhoto: Stillleben
Seit Anfang Januar gibt es wieder Tulpen als Schnittblumen. Ein kleiner Vorgeschmack auf den Frühling. Noch lieber als frische Tulpen mag ich es, wenn sie anfangen zu verwelken. Dazu habe ich ein kleines Stillleben erstellt.Photo: Fading Beauty

for #tulipsaturday  by +Eustace James & +Marilyn Benham Photo: #wordlesswednesday   #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: The heart of an anemone
for #macromonday by +Sandra Parlow  & +Jeff Moreau.

Uhh, long time no see. So, i completely missed that there are new curators. Is there every week a mini-theme?

#Flowers #FlowerPhotography #HQSPFlowers #FlowerPowerPhoto: Anemone
with soft focus and soft colors....

for #FloralFriday   by +Eustace James, +Tamara Pruessner, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman 

#FlowerPhotography #HQSPFlowers #FlowerPower #colorsonfridayPhoto: White & Blue
Another Anemone-photo for #FloralFriday.

#Flowers #FlowerPhotography +FLOWER POWER  +HQSP Flowers Photo: Whitered #Tulip  for #tulipsaturday  by +Measie Elizabeth, +Eustace James  & +Marilyn Benham Photo: Beside withered tulips, i've photographed some #Anemone Flowers in the last weeks. Here is a snapshot from last week.

(and happy belated birthday +Eustace James)

for #floralfriday  curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James James, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman 

#floralphotography   #colorsonfriday   #hqspflowers  Photo: soft purple #flowers

For  #floralfriday  by +Tamara Pruessner, assisted by +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman 

#floralphotography   #flowerpower  Photo: The Earth Laughs In Flowers
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A collection of flower photos from the last two years. Preparation for a calendar for 2015.

It's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

#flowerphotography   #floralfriday   #flowers   #flowerpower