Sunday, May 3, 2009

sunday stills - flowers and plants

This week's Sunday Stills challenge is flowers and plants. The colours of spring, lit up in sunlight, need few words from me...they are able to speak for themselves....


...vibrant reds....


...engaging yellows...


...pristine whites.....


....and the fresh greens of the maple leaf buds.

48 comments:

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent!!! I love the maple buds.

dibear said...

Loved them all. Great close-ups.:)

Ed said...

very nice, covers all the colors..:-)

Sherri said...

Loved them all. Great color and unique perspective. Great job!

Hilary said...

Spring is looking so good on your blog. :)

Sharon said...

Looks like you were saturated with color too! Beautiful shots:)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Gosh, I'm stunned at the beauty of these pictures. Thanks for sharing.

CJ xx

septembermom said...

You have such a gift. I love them all, especially the engaging yellows. These photos brighten my day for sure!

Chris said...

I like your pictures and it's great that you have included the maple flowers, so often tiny flowers are overlooked but they are very important for insects and when studied up close they are lovely.

gigi said...

You know that is so hot looking down into that yellow flower!! So beautiful.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Those are gorgeous! And so clear!!

I like the second one best.

Mildred said...

So very pretty - I knew you would have something bright and cheerful!

Small Footprints said...

Beautiful! I've recently started taking a nature drawing class ... it has opened my eyes to the beautiful detail in plants. You've captured that in these photos!

Thank you for sharing them!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

J9 said...

We don't have alot of actual maples here in CA, so I think I like the maple buds the best, though all of the shots are amazing!

theegggather said...

The colors are great.

Carolynn said...

Gorgeous. I do love the fresh green of a newly unfurled leaf and a sassy flower.

Flo said...

Gorgeous flowers and excellent pictures!!!

Mine's up over at my photo blog.

~ Sara ~ said...

As always... wonderful!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Inside that yellow tulip is amazing..great photos!
Is Sophie Ok? You have not talked about her lately :)

Jeanne said...

Wow. I HAVE two maples in my yard, and I've never noticed that the buds look like that.

The Write Girl said...

These flowers are so lovely. I look forward to spring bloom.

Kelly said...

Love the red and yellow...so vibrant!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

Stellar photos! Wonderful eye and colors!

VioletSky said...

Excellent - especially the inside view of the tulip.

lisa said...

I am glad that I have started blogging and get to see what everyone photographs and how. I am learning alot. thanks for the beautiful pictures.

prairierunner said...

Great pictures. I like the red, the yellow, I like them all!!

June said...

Ah, COLOR! After a long cold winter, color looks like LIFE to me!

gtyyup said...

Andrea, you did great!!! Color, color, color!!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

How breathtaking Andrea. Awesome shots :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Neas Nuttiness said...

Stunning photos!!!

Annette said...

Love the rich colors. Beautiful!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I need to start planting bulbs again. Very nice.

Carroll Baker said...

Fantastic macro shots! love the "yellows" shot

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Lovely photos all. Well done!And yes, they do speak for themselves. :)

~Lisa

allhorsestuff said...

Oh boy..and SPEAK UP VOLUMES they do! Lovely, and very special angles & colours!
Thanks for comin' by my place too!
KacyK

Patches said...

Very nice! I love the vibrant reds!

Selba said...

Beautiful flowers and plants!

WildBlack said...

Thats some gorgeous collection you have in here. AmAzInG!!!! :D Thanks for your support. Looking forward to see more of your work.

moresecretwhispers said...

i love spring time
it brightens my mood, just like your photographs have :)

p.s the almost closed petal one is pretty

Barry said...

Ah spring and the promise of colour returning to the world!

sista' moonshine said...

Wow those are great and the colors are amazing. Love them all.

Strawberry Lane said...

Simply ... beautiful!

Thanks for your welcoming note. Being new to "Sunday Stills" I've discovered some inspiring photos, especially yours.

kenleighacres said...

Beautiful! I love the tulip from that angle.

Quinn said...

I'm partial to the tulip! I like the color combination.

Steffie said...

Very very pretty. Beautiful colours.

Regular Guy said...

Very good job, you captured some very good colors in your shots. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Jen Mo said...

Very pretty and love the colors!

Linda said...

The maple seeds look like they are from a Silver Maple tree, indigineous to Southern Ontario. You can plant them now and have trees growing by June. You can give your trees away or sell them and then there will be more beautifully vibrant green trees everywhere. Excellent camera work! The colours sing.