Monday, 22 June 2009

Macro Monday

Lantana camera

This is a close up of a flower bud of the alien-invasive, Lantana camara in my garden. The flowers of this plant attract a lot of butterflies.

Macro Monday HQ is at Lisa's Chaos.

21 comments:

NatureStop said...

Great macro shot!

Tanja said...

Oh that's such amazing macro! Lovely colours!

Dagrun said...

I love this one! Great composition, pattern, and colours! (Makes me wonder how big the flower actually is... :)

NicoleB said...

I would have never guessed that this is a flower.
Cool shot!

Regina said...

Truly amazing.

Pseudothemis zonata said...

Good evening.
It is a splendid photograph.
This flower seems to draw a great number of butterflies.
It will be a matchless beautiful woman if this flower is a person.

Gallicissa said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! This flower bud was about 1cm in diameter and I shot it at 3 times the life size.

Mar said...

Beautiful macro shot, I have a lantana in my garden!
Mar

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome Photo! Lets you look right inside! Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/06/macro-monday_22.html

The Laughing Idiot said...

You sure this isn't a close up of the dragonflys' bowties?

You're photography is beautiful!

lisaschaos said...

If I were a butterfly I think I would be attracted too! Beautiful!

storyteller's other blog said...

Lovely pinks and oranges in your beautiful macro shot. I could easily have mistaken this for sugar coated candies ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sunita said...

I would've never guessed it was a lantana if you hadnt said so. The petals look more like fuzzy puffed up pillows!

fishing guy said...

Amila: We plant that flower as a decorative over here. What a neat close-up.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Great shot as always!

lareine said...

this is spectacular!... and it's the first time i've seen a rectangular-like bud!... now i know how a lantana flower looks like in its early stage:)...

mitt vattenhål said...

Oh how great flowers get in closeup Macro! I have a lot to learn, as to get very very close :-). Great composition

oldcrow61 said...

Wow, lovely.

Gallicissa said...

Hello all,
Thanks a lot!!

I am vey sorry it took long for your comments to appear. I am still on tour since 23/06 and had no internet until today.

I hope I will be forgiven!

spookydragonfly said...

Wonderful Macro shot, Amila! This is the first year that I did not pick up Lantana for my gardens. It's considered an annual in my zone, it can't take our winter temps. Lantana is one of my favorites, in the color tones that you have captured.

Gallicissa said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks as always!
Between you and me, despite the bad reputation as alien-invasives, I have planted a few Lantanas in my garden to attract butterflies and they are proving to be amazing magnets for them!

I am back from an exciting birding trip and I will blog about it when I am organised.

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