Friday, July 2, 2010

Macro Flowers Saturday - Oriental Trumpet Lily















The Oriental Trumpet Lily is my absolute favorite flower. I've been anxiously awaiting it's rebirth. When strolling in the gardens this past week I was ecstatic to find that there were at least a dozen plants with buds and only one flower, the above in full bloom. I cannot wait to get back there and see the entire collection in all it's glory. Enjoy!


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37 comments:

Kass said...

That 4th shot does it for me in every way.

maiaT said...

I can see why it's your favorite.
What a beauty! It's so perfect that it looks almost fake.
Your macros are exquisite too, as this flower deserves.

Dharma Shots said...

I love that 3rd photo Joanne and so beautiful.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Kass, thank you and have a great weekend.

Maia, Thanks so much, I spent a great deal of time on these shots specifically because it was so windy. Have a wonderful weekend.

Dharma,I'm glad you like it and thank you so much.

Icy BC said...

This is truly so beautiful! Wonderful lighting and composition too, Jo!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thank you so much, Icy and have a fun and safe weekend.

Bangchik said...

Exotic flower displayed well with such beautiful shots. The color seems to blend and fade well... ~bangchik

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Bangchik, The colors on this flower blend perfectly. Thank you and have a great weekend.

Ann said...

Oh Joanne it is beautiful. I can't wait to see the pictures you get when they are all in bloom

The Ancient Digger said...

The third shot down is amazing. Wow, what detail.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful macros. The lily has beautiful throates.

Ratty said...

I can see why you like this one so much. The colors and the patterns are great.

Porch Days said...

That is a lovely flower. I like the way you got in so very close on the center. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

AVCr8teur said...

You did an amazing job of capture the essence of your favorite flower.

Vernz said...

Hi Joanne, thanks for dropping by Anything Davao, this photo is so lovely as always you captured it perfectly well.

Maia said...

Gorgeous flowers indeed and you did a great job capturing them. Excellent photos.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Your Macro Lily shots are very inspirational and beautiful. Back in the spring I did a shoot at lily garden and now, I'm quite inspired to get them ready for MFS. Enjoyed my first visit to your blog and will be back.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Jo, other people take pictures, but looking at your well taken pics....you create pictures, and each picture tells something too.
Love your well taken shots, very creative.
You must have done some kneeling and bending too, to get these beautiful shots.

It is never the camera but the person behind it...what he or she wants to portray, and lady, you have done it in these pics. Outstanding!
You have a pleasant weekend and keep a song in your heart, best regards, Lee.

Rosie @ Centre of Interest said...

I love lilies too. That is such a beautiful colour of bloom and it will be an incredible sight when they all have opened.

Tink *~*~* said...

Just beautiful! Do they smell good too? I have to admit, my faves are just the plain old orange day lilies, but I appreciate the smelly ones too :)

Tink *~*~*

Liz said...

Lovely!

Have a wonderful 4th of July celebration.

chasity said...

it is gorgeous!!

Campbell Jane said...

So beautiful! I love lillies. Hope you have a wonderful 4th!
Blessings

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Beautiful flower. Such great photos.

Diane AZ said...

Looking at your macros, I can truly appreciate how amazing the Oriental Trumpet Lily is. I see why it's your favorite flower.

SquirrelQueen said...

This is a gorgeous flower, I can understand why it is your favorite. I really like the perspective on the fourth shot.

*MrsMartinez* said...

very pretty Jo!
I like the color combination!
BTW, my home is turning into forest. I got inspiration through your photos!
Love it!
xoxo

RNSANE said...

It is a beautiful flower, Jo, and each shot is superb. I like the macros but the finale, the shot of the total flower is spectacular. Does it have a scent. I can't imagine the scene when all of them are blooming.

tim said...

they are just extremely gorgeous!!! great shots!

Johnny Nutcase said...

love those deep colors, excellent macros!

fullet said...

I understand why you waited to see it in bloom, it's a beaufitul flower — and it looks incredible in your shots.

Manang Kim said...

I am amaze by how many kinds of lilies are there and it's very beautiful! Happy Monday!
Day Lilies

bfarr said...

All great shots. I can see why it is your favorite.

Mylene said...

If I also have a garden, I'll also be ecstatic to see the flowers bloom.

You have a great entry!

Blessings!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Hello all, I am having an issue with error messages from Blogger on comments today so I am just going to say thank you all for visiting and commenting. I appreciate you all so much.

Shelle said...

wow, these really are stunning photos of a stunning flowers....all your flowers are very interesting.

BJ Roan said...

I can see why it is your favorite. Mine haven't bloomed yet, but I'm expecting a bloom in the next day or two. These are gorgeous colors!