Sunday, June 7, 2009

Today's Flowers - Wooly Blue Curls

My photos for today's meme are called Trichostema Lanatum - Wooly Blue Curls. I wish I'd remember how to use the manual focus on my camera. Whenever I need it I can't remember how to get to it. I needed it for these because the lens kept wanting to focus on the background and not the flower. Urrrggghhh! LOL!


Anyway, I've always like the soft curl of the stamen and the lovely colors. Oh! And can you see the hummingbird in the first photo? :-)




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20 comments:

Carletta said...

Lovely macros! The curl is pretty cool.
I did not see the hummingbird until you mentioned it. I guess I was focused on the flower and thinking I have the same problem when focusing. (Apparently in more ways than one. :)
Did you know he was there?

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos, the hummingbird is wonderful.
SQ

2sweetnsaxy said...

Carletta - I took these a couple of weeks ago. I'm pretty sure that at the time I was trying to capture it but I'd forgotten about it and didn't even see it in the photo until I posted it. :-)

VALKYRIEN said...

Yes - I see the hummingbird! At first I was wondering if you didn't see it yourself - but then you told it! :)

Your macros are simply wonderful of these lovely flowers!

Have a great Sunday!
Valkyrien

Euroangel said...

i see the clear that hummingbird and of course the beautiful flowers..they are always lovely!! enjoy the rest of your weekend!

judi said...

So soft and sweet looking, and the hummer is a bonus for sure. judi

Kathy said...

Beautiful flowers. Yeap saw the hummingbird first thing. Wonderful shot. =) Hope you have a great week.

Pam said...

Miss sweet, you can't take a bad photo.... they are always great! But I do feel your frustration about remembering all the settings when you want them...NOW! Been there, done that :D

Kitty said...

They're amazing flowers! I love your close ups that show how woolly it is. And I didn't spot the humming bird until you mentionned it - what a great bonus!

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely photos..I have trouble remember the manual setting too. I wrote some down on a index card and put it in the camera case...
Michelle From Rambling Woods

Naturegirl said...

Stunning! Mother Nature's artistry always amazes me! Gorgeous mellow yellows above too! smiles NG

Ebie said...

Beautiful macros, Ms. Saxy. I love the name too, almost like the oldies song "Woolly Bully". You also have a good eye, didn't see the birdie, until you said so.

Leora said...

I figured out a trick on my camera. Assuming you have one with an AF (autofocus) then MF (manual) lens switch. I do the AF first. When that is set with the item I want in focus, I switch to MF so the focus won't switch. Then I can work on the composition and the ISO and other numbers.

Well, your flowers are lovely! new to me.

Pacey said...

Look so delicate and beautiful wisps of the stamen indeed. Love the colors, so soft.

☆Willa☆ said...

just like you, i too have a lot to learn in using my camera, but you did a splendid job on this one. :)
My Today's flower#3

NicoleB said...

I've never seen a hummingbird. They are so awesome :)
And I love those delicate flowers. Beautiful :)!!

Arija said...

Auto-focus can be a bit of a pest when you are trying to snap a little bird in a bushy tree and it focuses on leaves and twigs 'til the bird has departed. My eyesight is no longer yp to manual focus so I do my best with what I have.
I love your flowers and amazungly, your humming bird has visible wings! Nice macros as well.

Regina said...

Wow. I love the colors. Perfect shots as always.

aguthrieimages said...

Great color and I did see the little hummer very cool!

storyteller's other blog said...

Ohmygosh ... each is more lovely that the preceding photo! Wonderful purples magnificently shared ;--)
Hugs and blessings,