I’ve waited patiently

For these tiny house leek flowers to open. Each flower is just two centimetres across from petal to petal, and the detail is a masterpiece of nature.hl2

 

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hl3Taken this morning before the sun was too bright, I think they were worth waiting for. You can click for a bigger view.

If you like photographing details, Jen H would like to see, over at the Daily Post.

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33 thoughts on “I’ve waited patiently

  1. I’ve never seen the flower. I buy leeks and enjoy them but didn’t know they had a flower. Thank you for introducing them to me. Mother Nature gave them beautiful colors and great details which you’ve captured in your photographs beautifully.
    Issy 😎

  2. Gilly, these shots are FABULOUS! I boasted to Viveka that Jude was the mistress of macro and could outdo Jen, but I truly think you’ve done it. Hats off to you, girl 🙂 🙂

    1. Oi you! I DID hear that! You can’t keep swapping and changing you know. But I will concur that these are the best macros I have seen from Gilly – more please! They are superb.

  3. Aren’t they gorgeous? I have some of these and a photo coming up in the next few weeks, I must say that last photo is a very good macro, but I cannot enlarge any of the photos 😦

      1. I bought one for my butler sink garden, I don’t think I have seen these before, but then I haven’t bought succulents for a long time. I shall pop back and have a look.

      2. Even better when enlarged. You should do more macro photography these are excellent. The flowers remind me of one of those tropical carnivorous plants – only they are so tiny. I expect most people viewing these don’t realise just how small the flowers are.

  4. Nature is thrilled to have its masterpieces captured in images masterfully. 😀 I like the tiny little hairs. Reminds me of a girl I used to date. Ahihihi … Both beautiful. 🙂

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