Jude, the Macro Queen, quite approved of my house leek photos on Sunday and said that I should take macro shots more often. I used to try occasionally, but get irritated by the persistent Devon breeze and getting the right light. This evening I had a try in the garden, but failed and then I remembered the wax flower is blooming. Well it has one little bouquet of very tiny flowerlets.
It’s really interesting to see them close up, they look like fur fabric, who knew?
18 thoughts on “A Hoya for Tuesday”
“Who knew?” Is always a question I ask when I get a good clear closeup or look at something through a magnifying glass. You have such a way with words too – “fur fabric” is exactly right. A lovely photo – and Jude is right. As always!
Wow – they are so cool close up like this – and how fun that you are getting better and better (awesome I’d say) – 😉
I never thought of Hoya growing in the UK! I have a couple of “towers” growing on my side patio, but at the moment there’s nary a blossom in sight………..and mine are a pale pink, whereas yours seem to be white/ivory?
Lovely macro, Gilly – fur fabric indeed!
Love the water drop!
I see a macro series in your immediate future! Very nice. Goes well with the week’s “details” (WPC). Always good to be steered in a different direction.
I thought they were something that had been crafted until I saw the photo larger! I always love close ups of flowers/leaves with water droplets.
Thanks Trudi,I’m glad you liked them, the drops are actually like sticky sap, a bit like on the stamens of those big lilies!
You see! It is easy to become addicted. Who knew that these were so furry. But I do agree with the frustration part 😉
Great shot, Gilly. My mom used to have a couple of these growing in hanging baskets on her front porch. They’re very pretty, but they do drop a lot of sticky goo, though.
You are a wonderful photographer. I absolutely love these flowers which I’ve not seen before.
Aww thanks Renee, I wish I was, but the reality is I have a good eye but am too lazy to get the technical stuff well and truly embedded!
Exquisite! 🙂 You’re going to have to fight over that crown, you two 🙂
Delicate little flowers with a special texture all their own. Nicely captured, Gilly. 😎
What a great macro image! Love this flower. 🙂
Just gorgeous .. Fur fabric 😃