…photographs by an American living in Ireland

Posts tagged “tulip

Good Vibrations


Continuing my tulip study.  This shot is SOC; sometimes things just fall into place. I particularly like the balance of the curve of the stamen on the left of the photograph mimicked by the curve of the green leaf on the stem at the right. The colours make me happy, and I like the little lenses of water droplets magnifying the colours on the lip of the petal.

Good to know that while there is destruction in the world, somewhere, always, flowers still bloom.


Pollen


The stamen surrounding the “pistol” inside of a tulip. The weather seems to have forgotten the way it was heading and looped around back to winter, unfortunately. So in my quest for colour –you feel deprived after winter, don’t you? — I have been getting up close and personal with some tulips. Macro photography is  intriguing in that it allows you to enter a different landscape, to inhabit the world in a new way by seeing things that you would never otherwise notice, and to rediscover, as we all have done this week, that our place in nature is really very insignificant, though our influence may be almost too much to bear.