It was a busy weekend again. So I pulled a few more favorite macro photos I’ve taken this year. Enjoy!
Agapanthus africanus “Ella Mae” (Lily of the Nile)
Nymphae ‘Lindsey Woods’ Waterlily up close.
I found something interesting on the filament of this waterlily. I thought it was pollen from far away, but when I got closer, it was alive, with two eyes and little legs holding on. I have no idea what they are. Update: We now think they are nymphs of dragonflies.
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Eye of the Beholder says
Lovely photos, the water lily is stunning 🙂
Sometimes it isn’t until I upload my photos that I see a tiny little micro critter in macro photo. Those first photos must be Agapanthus… one of my favorites here at Hoe and Shovel. Very nice photos.
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elephant's eye says
And the little tiny creature is some sort of mite??
All beautiful, Jackie. What an interesting little creature. 🙂
Autumn Belle says
All truly beautiful beautiful macros. I find the micro bug very special. Luckily you noticed it and thanks for showing it to us.
Hello!- I like the irises especially, are they? Just lovely all of these.
Jacqueline D'Elia says
They are Agapanthus.
Dave Ingram says
Nice! Great focus and depth of field on these macros. Beautiful flowers, well done!
Hi Jackie~~ Fabulous photos! I think the tiny bug is a nymph of some kind. At its adult stage it will be more recognizable. I think. 🙂 Those Agapanthus blossoms with water droplets look good enough to eat.
Beautiful and fascinating shots! Especially love all the droplets on the agapanthus! They seem to hang like bells in the rain!
Mary Delle says
Amazing! Especially that adorable nymph of dragonflies. Must have been a surprise to find.
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