Flower within the flower
There are flowers within flowers! And it has taken me too long to find this out. Over the last few weeks I've been looking through an e-mount Sony NEX 5N camera equipped with a 30MM Macro lens and can only say that everything has a new perspective. From hair on insects legs to dandelion spores, I have a completely new perspective on the world.
Take the next three images for example, the Portulaca a very unassuming plant that is a weed in some parts of the world, decides to pop it's head out in a thumb sized flower each year around spring through to autumn. You could walk past this plant and think nothing of it, but that it is has a bright flower. But now, apply a Macro lens over the image, a little digital zoom and there is a whole other level of detail to be found in the images. I am a huge fan of macro photography purely from a selfish perspective, I have never seen this before.
|The detail here is amazing, the centre looks stunning and almost like some kind of explosion.|
|Within the Portulaca flower, there looks like there is another flower. A flower within a flower.|
|And as you step back , the detail is somewhat lost. Still in sharp focus here, but just another flower.|