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Monday, January 4, 2010

An Indigenous Lily : Macro Monday



the dietes grandiflora - the large wild iris also known as the "fairy iris" is a somewhat non discript indigenous (south african) lily, until it flowers en masse!  this is but one bloom - I love the colours and amazing detail, which looks like it's been painted on. 

I made a comment yesterday to a fellow blogger, that what I love about macro photography is the fact that you really get to see and notice all the finer details which you normally would not even notice -  and this is a perfect example.

want to know more about the dietes, click here


Image : Gena D Images

26 comments:

Maria said...

Beuatiful lily that is. Thanks for the visit.

Ed said...

Great shot, welcome to Macro Mondays..:-)

mitt vattenhål said...

Great Macro an dI totally agree, one of the great things with macro is that you discover details that are not visible with the eye only

Thanks for your comment!

/Christina

colleen said...

Just beautiful.

Kerri said...

This is lovely! Seeing the details in nature is quite a treat.

Manang Kim said...

One of my favorite flower lilies. So lovely and great colors too. Thanks for sharing!

MacroMonday:An Angel

Colleen said...

Such lovely colors. Great shot!

Brenda said...

yes, Macro Monday is making me realize and see all of those tiny details.

jay said...

Well, it's very beautiful just as it is, but I can imagine how stunning it is en masse!

dibear said...

So beautiful. Makes me think of warmer weather. :)

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I love Lilies!

gtyyup said...

Beautiful flower in the middle of the cold winter...it gives me hope that spring will come soon! Wonderful detail in your photo~~

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! So pretty! The yellow looks almost painted on. So delicate and fresh looking.
Doesn't make me feel warmer, though. The white reminds me of snow. hehe!


~Lisa

Holly said...

Oooo, lovely!

awarewriter said...

Beautiful flower. You've done justice to the delicate colors and whites. It's truly astounding what we see when we stop to look.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful Lily..the colors are so soft and casual..great macro! :)

Me and my puppies said...

It's just what I needed on this cold winter day, a beautiful spring flower. I'm thinking warm thoughts.

lisaschaos said...

Yes! Beautiful! I too love getting in there, discovering things on the screen I didn't know were there. :)

CameoRoze (Margaret) said...

Such gentle colors. Lovely.

Lovin' Macro Mondays,
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Michelle said...

Gorgeous...simply gorgeous! Love the whites!

Jama said...

Gorgeous flowers!

flowerweaver said...

Yes, this is so very true. My post is full of observations never noticed by the people who live there. Lovely flower!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful wold iris!

Gena D said...

Hi Lisa, so glad you enjoyed the pic - yeah notice you guys still have snow back home (just been on your blog!! Oh well soon enough it'll be warm!
PS. loved you WW post too!
Gena @ thinking aloud
http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/

Gena D said...

Everyone who visited and left a comment - thank you so such - I really appreciate your feedback and effort! Hope to see you all back soon!
Gena

Spiderdama said...

I like this very much..nice details and a great shot!:-)
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!:-)
Hug from cold Norway!

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