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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mexican Plum Blossoms...Welcome Springtime!

For this week's MACRO MONDAY post I am sharing my most recent shots. On Friday morning, I put my macro lens through the paces as the Mexican Plum (Prunus mexicana) tree near my office was in full & glorious bloom. These blossoms were so inviting and the vernal equinox was so close, I just HAD to take advantage of the opportunity Mother Nature provided. I especially like how the anthers of these blossoms reach out from the center of the blossom in a gangly way.



Click in either image to see it in the original gallery.

Feel free to visit TODAY'S FLOWERS for other floral delights!

18 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Gorgeous! We have some Mexican plum trees that grow alongside our country roads. They are lovely! Their fruit is pretty too.

RedWillow said...

Gorgeous work. Im home from Maui ang catching up.

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is an awesome shot. Thanks for sharing!
Macro Monday

Jama said...

Awesome macro!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots. That last one is just stunning.

patty said...

gorgeous!!
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Evelyn said...

nice shots. I also love the shadow in the 2nd image.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Fabulous details and shallow DoF!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Amazing!!!! Breathtaking!!! Love the lighting in the last photo especially.

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Hope you can visit; have a glorious day!!

Gary said...

Beautiful shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jill Harrison said...

what a glorious flower photographed by you in beautiful light. The coming of spring is such a wonderful time for flower photography! Here were are still in the last throws of a hot dry summer. Thanks for sharing and for dropping in on my blog. cheers and have a great week.

Martha Z said...

Spring is starting to show itself in the more moderate climes, it isn't waiting for the equanox.
Thanks for visiting my two blogs.

Al said...

That is interesting to see how the anthers reach out. It's nice to see spring on your blog, since it won't be in my part of the country for a few weeks yet.

SandyCarlson said...

These are really wonderful shots, fellow middle school teacher! Really intimate and rich. The sun is a powerful source of light!

NatureFootstep said...

I love where you have the focus.
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Sondra said...

AN excellent macro--lovely!!

Amila Kanchana said...

It's beautiful!

Fotokarusellen said...

Gorgeous! Great macro shots. Well done!