It's all in the details...








I love these Grape Hyacinths, the details, pattern and colour, gorgeous! I really noticed them last spring as I was crawling about (as usual!) amongst the spring flowers taking macro shots...I noticed a lot of spring flowers are perfect for macro, such tiny details that are easily missed...I remember that after my first proper flower photo shoot of the season last year I ached soo much! Most spring flowers are so low to the ground! Not unlike that first bout of spring gardening that reminds you of each and every muscle that exists...I remember I took about 600 shots and I was on my knees for a lot of them, that's a lot of upping and downing! So worth it though :)


29 comments:

  1. This comes across to me as very soft and gentle!

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  2. I see we chose the same subject. Yours is simply the best. Nice work.

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. This is beautiful! I found a few grape hyacinths blooming in my neighbourhood on the weekend, too - and I know what you mean about them being very low!

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  4. a magnificent photo . . .

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  5. A beautiful composition, I love the subtle softness and the gorgeous blue texture.

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  6. This is really lovely work.

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  7. Beautiful, Ruth. Lovely soft image and processing. Thanks for sharing. Karen (visiting from PAF)

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  8. Blue color has never been my favorite... BUT you make it look outstandinly beautiful! You are so very talented and I love every pic you ever posted :) Have a wonderful Friday dear!

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  9. Unlike Mona, blue IS my favorite color, but I rarely see it in flowers. Of course, I consider a grape hyacinth purple more than blue, but this image of yours is terrific! I know the size and the location of these tiny flowers, and to achieve the perspective you have here took some real crawling! Maybe even lying on your stomach! ;-) The focus and the texture are fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Evelyn! These little gems are indeed this blue...I've seen a few different varieties, some are more purple than these, and some even a pale blue...all of them beautiful :)

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  10. This is just gorgeous, love the processing on this too! And I so know what you mean, I have really bad knees and I think I'm going out with knee pads next time, lol!

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  11. Gorgeous! The color is amazing and Grape Hyacinths are such a delicate and lovely little flower.

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  12. Simply beautiful, I had some muscari to photograph today, so glad I left it to you!

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    1. Thank you Miriam, I'm sure you'll get some beautiful shots of your Muscari :)

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  13. So lovely and delicate - beautiful!

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  14. Pretty Pretty Pretty! So worth all the crawling : )

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  15. Oh this blue is heavenly...looks like angels could fly out from within.

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  16. So pretty! I hear you about that up and down. Hard on these old knees!

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  17. This is gorgeous Ruth, and I am smiling as I read this.
    The magnolias began blooming yesterday.
    Four hundred shots of them today, and oh, am I achy!
    Sending yo uwishes for a wonderful weekend

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  18. Amazing color and stunning detail. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Thanks for visiting. These are gorgeous and I know what you mean with the bending and getting low for these flowers, I spend a lot of time on the ground to catch flowers in the Spring. Have a fruitful weekend. :)

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  20. My back and knees hurt just thinking about taking 600 macro photos! You should consider amaryllis. Mine are blooming now and are nice and tall!

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  21. Very pretty. I love the texture you used.

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  22. this is just lovely, and beautiful processing! You have inspired me to go out to the park today with my camera!

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  23. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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  24. You may have had trouble walking after your photo shoot, but I agree, it was well worth the effort. This is gorgeous.

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  25. The "upping and downing" is worth it though.
    Gorgeous, dreamy photo.

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  26. This photo and processing are gorgeous! Thank you for explaining how we get achy in the spring time all because we love to photograph the wee low-to-the-ground flowers! :) The results show that the effort is so worth it.

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