Tulip Close-Up #3

A Wine Glass of Beauty

Looking closely, really closely, at something changes the object. I’ll have a hard time explaining this but essentially what I mean is that things are shape shifters and depend on how you’re feeling at a particular time and what perspective the object presents to you changes the your opinion of it.

My new macro lens’ view of a dying tulip demonstrates, at least somewhat, what I trying to convey.

Tulip Petal


Closeups are new to me. Here is my first one taken with an Olympus 60mm macro lens.

Low Fire


I find there’s something enormously powerful about flowers if one takes time to look at them closely.

“Tulips shyly smiling, greet the spring
Tightly closed when at 
First we meet
Tulips slowly opening, begin to sing
Gaining volume 
Ever sweet 

No longer shy, as days grow longer, 
Raising their heads 
They begin to flirt
Tulips dressed in many a color
Breezes swirling 
Each floral skirt

Tulips, brazen painted hussies, 
Part their bright lips trying to seduce
The busy buzzing bees
Far too bold for dainty tussies
Vibrant Tulip flowers produce
Visions certain to please “
Mary Havran

Tempus Fugit

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One morning, without warning, you see an old person staring back at you in the mirror. It comes as a shock to realize that wrinkled face is yours.

Tulip Abstract

R0332968-Editsmall.jpgSome classic creases, waves, rolls and curves, all hiding in plain site. When you strip away the color,  out they come.

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